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How to find location of Media directory?

Posted on 2004-10-14
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Sometimes the Media directory is in \Windows\Media, sometimes it is in \WINNT\Media, and possibly other places.  Is there any way to know where it is without searching?

Thanks for any ideas!

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Question by:mistert006
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There is probably a better way than this (I hope):

    Dim mediaFolder As String
    mediaFolder = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("windir") & "\Media"
    MsgBox("Exists: " & System.IO.File.Exists(mediaFolder), MsgBoxStyle.Information, mediaFolder)

~IM
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by:armoghan
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If you need Music folder do soemthing like this
Dim mediaFolder As String
mediaFolder =Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyMusic)

see the other options in SpecialFolder as well
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by:armoghan
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For Windows\media folder Idle_Mind's method is best one
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