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SetDirectory[ ] for Folders on the Mac Desktop?

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  • Subject: [mg24759] SetDirectory[ ] for Folders on the Mac Desktop?
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 02:32:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

How can I SetDiretory[ ] to a folder that's on my Macintosh desktop?

SetDirectory["myHardDisk:someHardDiskFolder"] works fine.

SetDirectory["myHardDisk:someDesktopFolder"] doesn't. 

Neither does SetDirectory["myHardDisk:Desktop:someDesktopFolder"].

Using the Mac "Get Info" command on someHardDiskFolder or 
someDesktopFolder seems to give the same form for either one, i.e. it 
doesn't show any explicit "Desktop" aspect in the file path for the 
latter case.

Thanks   siegman at

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