getting current user's name

I need to run a file from the command line. The file is located in desktop folder:
C:\Users\username\Desktop\file.txt

How can I automatically get current user's name and place it in the line above (instead of 'username')?
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ebad-itCommented:
Hi,

I am not sure what you want a 100%, but to get the user name from a command prompt you can use the variable %USERNAME% to try this open a command window and type "echo %username%" without quotes.

If you want the profile you would use %userprofile% test same as above with echo command.

Let me know if you need more help!
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
You have your answer anyway... but to add a way to see all these, open a cmd.exe prompt and type the word SET and press return.  You will see all the variables, e.g.

For instance a desktop entry for all users on a Windows 7 PC would be in %public%\desktop

Steve
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Actually, while %username% DOES grant the user name, if you are trying to access the user's profile, you should be using the %userprofile% environment variable, not %username% - in case the profile location has changed or runs on Windows XP (which you should be getting rid of).
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Lee, ebad-it said that already which is why I didn't elaborate.

Steve
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