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How can I get a directory path if I only know the first part of the directory path + the file name?  Filesearch appears to work if I plug in some complete paths with a known file name, but if the file myfile.txt exists in c:\windows\testdir\myfile.txt and I know this file is somewhere in the windows directory (i.e. c:\windows, but it could be anywhere beyond that), is there a function to return c:\windows\testdir ?  In other words, search the directory path (including subdirectories ), find the file,
and return the entire path name?
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                   -jexd99@aol.com
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Sorry for my english...
There is no build-in procedure or function in Pascal or Delphi for that task. You have to make a function by your self.
Make a recursive function to check all sub-directory automatically.

Upgrade the value of your question by 100 if you whant i write the code for you.

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This answered my question..... but :)......... I probably
didn't clarify it enough.  Let's say c:\windows\junkdir\myfile.txt
exists.  I know it is in c:\windows, but if I don't know the
name of the directories beyond that, I cannot use a chdir to
change directories, or getdir to get directories, etc....
You said use recursion, and although I know recursion, I don't
know how to access a directory which can be any name. I use
Delphi 1 with Win 95. Is there a delphi command which can get
me an unknown directory in a directory path?  ... or subsequently
traverse through many directory paths?  
                     Thanks again :)
                        jexd99@aol.com
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