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How can one find out the path to one's Desktop?

Posted on 1999-01-06
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If you're logged on as Mr._X the path to your desktop might be:

C:\WINNT\Profiles\Mr._X\Desktop

But the exact path depends on what version of Windows you have installed, what drive and what directory you decided to install Windows in etcetera.

Is there a way in VB to retrieve this information?
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Sure, using the registry.

This is the location. I assume you have function to access the registry otherwise I can provide them for you.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
Key: Desktop
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Thanks!
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No hard feelings, but just out of curiosity. Why not an A?
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