Solved

How can I find from a Java application which is the name of Windows directory (default it is c:\windows...but it can be different)?

Posted on 2011-09-26
4
211 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
How can I find from a Java application which is the name of Windows directory (default it is c:\windows...but it can be different)?
0
Comment
Question by:ionutcib
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
CEHJ earned 500 total points
ID: 36598339
Yes, it can be different. Try the following (not guaranteed to work with every runtime)
String winDir = System.getEnv("WINDIR");

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:for_yan
ID: 36598879
You create a file - and then use getAbsolutePath()
This should work on all systems.
See example here

http://www.roseindia.net/java/java-get-example/get-CWD.shtml
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:for_yan
ID: 36599014
As you see in the above example you of course do not create any file on the actual file system so you don't comtaminatte it with extra files- you just create File object in your java code - so it is a good clean method of finding working directory on any system
0
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:CEHJ
ID: 36599092
:)

>>http://www.roseindia.net/java/java-get-example/get-CWD.shtml

is something quite different, that incidentally can be got a lot more easily with
String cwd = System.getProperty("user.dir");

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This video teaches viewers about errors in exception handling.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

896 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now