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"My Documents" variable

Posted on 2006-07-18
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If I wanted to write a batch file that would go to the user's my documents folder, how would I refer to the location?

For instance, to go to the directory that they are running windows out of I would try to cd to %systemroot%. Is there a corresponding variable for My Documents?
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Question by:stakor
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by:Geisrud
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%HOMEPATH%\my documents

Is as close as I can think of
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by:stakor
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When I do:

cd %HOMEPATH%

I end up in the root directory of C:\ . I'll check on a nother machine, in case it's something funky with this machine.
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by:stakor
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Ok, on a 2003 machine, it works just fine. On the second Win XP machine I tried, I ended up at the same point. (root directory of the drive)
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mastoo earned 251 total points
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I think this might be fairly universal:

"%USERPROFILE%\My Documents"
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by:Geisrud
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As near as I can tell, what I suggested %HOMEPATH%\my documents and what mastoo suggested %USERPROFILE%\My Documents take you to the same place
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