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How to get a path to the desktop for current user in C#?


Question

How do I get a path to the desktop for current user in C#?

The only thing I could find was the VB.NET-only class SpecialDirectories, which has this property:

My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.Desktop

How can I do this in C#?

2011/08/12
1
366
8/12/2011 12:56:47 PM

Accepted Answer

string path = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Desktop);
2009/03/11
794
3/11/2009 11:25:21 AM

 string filePath = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Desktop);
 string extension = ".log";
 filePath += @"\Error Log\" + extension;
 if (!Directory.Exists(filePath))
 {
      Directory.CreateDirectory(filePath);
 }
2017/05/05

// Environment.GetFolderPath
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData); // Current User's Application Data
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonApplicationData); // All User's Application Data
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonProgramFiles); // Program Files
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Cookies); // Internet Cookie
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Desktop); // Logical Desktop
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.DesktopDirectory); // Physical Desktop
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Favorites); // Favorites
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.History); // Internet History
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.InternetCache); // Internet Cache
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyComputer); // "My Computer" Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments); // "My Documents" Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyMusic); // "My Music" Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyPictures); // "My Pictures" Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Personal); // "My Document" Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ProgramFiles); // Program files Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Programs); // Programs Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Recent); // Recent Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.SendTo); // "Sent to" Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.StartMenu); // Start Menu
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Startup); // Startup
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.System); // System Folder
Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Templates); // Document Templates
2020/04/11

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