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Re: SetDirectory[ ] for Folders on the Mac Desktop?

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  • Subject: [mg24791] Re: SetDirectory[ ] for Folders on the Mac Desktop?
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 00:32:54 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <8mr1a0$1m8@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 9 Aug 2000, AES wrote:

> 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.

The path to a folder on the Desktop for a given volume is written as:

<volume name>:Desktop Folder:<folder name>

The space between "Desktop" and "Folder" is mandatory.

-- 
P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.


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