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

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  • Subject: [mg24776] Re: [mg24759] SetDirectory[ ] for Folders on the Mac Desktop?
  • From: "Tom De Vries" <tdevries at shop.westworld.ca>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 00:31:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello!

The desktop folder on a Mac is referred to as "Desktop Folder", so  (on my
computer here) the following points to a folder on my desktop...

SetDirectory["Macintosh HD:Desktop Folder:Stuff to sort"]

The following opens a file on my desktop....

NotebookOpen["Macintosh HD:Desktop Folder:grid.nb"]


Hope that helps,

Tom De Vries
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>From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>Subject: [mg24776] [mg24759] SetDirectory[ ] for Folders on the Mac Desktop?
>Date: Tue, Aug 8, 2000, 11:32 PM
>

>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 stanford.edu
>
>



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