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Get(PreferencesPath)

Returns the path to the preferences and default options folder for the current user.

Format 

Get ( PreferencesPath )

Parameters 

None

Data type returned 

text

Originated in version 

8.0

Description 

In Windows, the path format is /Drive:/Users/UserName/AppData/Local/.

In macOS, the path format is /DriveName/Users/UserName/Library/Preferences/.

Notes 

This function is supported only in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go. In other FileMaker products, it’s not supported and returns an empty string.

Example 1 

Returns /C:/Users/John Smith/AppData/Local/ for a user named John Smith in Windows.

Returns /Macintosh HD/Users/John Smith/Library/Preferences/ for a user named John Smith in macOS.

Each part of the path may vary from these examples, so don’t rely on the path to follow a particular pattern.

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