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Get System Directory (G Dataflow)

Last Modified: January 9, 2017

Returns a specified system directory, such as the user home, the user application data, or the user temporary directory.

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system directory type

The type of directory you want to retrieve.

Name Description
User Home

Directory that contains the personal files of the current user. This directory is a readable and writable directory accessible to a single user of the system.

User Desktop

Directory that contains files located on the desktop of the current user. This directory is a readable and writable directory accessible to a single user of the system.

User Documents

Default directory for saving the documents of the current user. This directory is a readable and writable directory accessible to a single user of the system.

User Application Data

Directory that contains data for the system applications of the current user. This directory is a readable and writable directory accessible to a single user of the system.

User Preferences

Directory that contains the preferences for the current user. This directory is a readable and writable directory accessible to a single user of the system.

User Temporary

Directory that holds temporary files for the current user. This directory is a readable and writable directory accessible to a single user of the system. You cannot change the path to this temporary directory.

Public Documents

Directory that contains documents accessible to all users of the system. This directory is readable and sometimes writable.

Publication Application Data

Directory that contains data for system applications accessible to all users of the system. This directory is readable and sometimes writable.

Public Preferences

Directory that contains preferences common to all users of the system. This directory is readable and sometimes writable.

System Core Libraries

Directory that contains the libraries that come with the operating system. This directory is typically read-only to the standard user of the system.

System Installed Libraries

Directory that contains libraries a user installs on the system. This directory is typically read-only to the standard user of the system.

Application Files

Directory that contains files of applications installed on the system. This directory is typically read-only to the standard user of the system.

Boot Volume Root

Top-level directory used to start the system. This directory is typically read-only to the standard user of the system.

Public Cache

Directory that stores files shared among all users for the purpose of making certain operations faster. This directory is readable and sometimes writable.

Default Data Directory

Directory that stores data if another directory is not specified.

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create directory if not found?

A Boolean specifying whether the node creates a new directory if the specified directory does not exist.

TRUE The node creates the directory and returns the path to the new directory.
FALSE The node does not create the directory but still returns the path where the system expects to find the directory.
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system directory

The specified system directory.

The node returns Not a Path if errors occur while accessing or creating the directory.

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: All devices (only within an Optimized FPGA VI)


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