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How do you access the root directory in flash when you are calling a file?

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by:blue-genie
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not sure what you mean?
give example
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by:walker6o9
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The folder that the .fla/swf/air resides in.
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by:blue-genie
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i'm guessing you want to do this at runtime - so the fla won't be in the equation.
i remember in AS2 you could get the file path (browser) - AS3 not sure.
Air, here's a post
http://www.flex888.com/511/adobe-air-url-schemes-for-local-access.html
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by:walker6o9
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I tried that, but it gives me the path to the storage or app directories that are created in air.

Basically, I have the air files running on DVD's, and what I need to get the drive name that the DVD is in.  So far example, for most cases, this would be a D on an E.  
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by:blue-genie
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out of boredom of what i'm supposed to do, i went nosing around.
i think nativePtah of the fl.fileSystem package is what you require.
this returns the full path of the host system. you'll probably then need to do a substring of sorts to get the drive letter.

alternatively,
use relative paths?
use autorun - it won't care which drive.



import flash.filesystem.File;
 
var docs:File = File.documentsDirectory;
trace(docs.nativePath); // C:\Documents and Settings\turing\My Documents
trace(docs.url); // file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/turing/My%20Documents

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by:walker6o9
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I'm trying to get the DVD drive, not the hard drive.
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yes but if you're running the app from the DVD you'll get that no?
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by:walker6o9
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This is what I was looking for:

var rootDirs:Array = File.getRootDirectories();
for(i=0;(i< rootDirs.length; i++) {
   trace( rootDirs[i].nativePath)
}
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