User Application Support folder on OS X?

Dave Cragg dcragg at
Sun Feb 20 02:45:53 EST 2005

On 20 Feb 2005, at 05:34, Trevor DeVore wrote:

> On Feb 19, 2005, at 3:36 PM, Dave Cragg wrote:
>> Could you first get the user's home folder, and then append what is 
>> returned from specialFolderPath("asup")?
> It seems that this would work given the current location of the user 
> application support folder but I still haven't come across any docs (I 
> haven't looked that hard yet) that discuss whether this folder can be 
> moved in network environments, if it changes based on the language, 
> etc.  I did find the following though in the Apple docs:
> "Your code should never assume the path to a resource within a 
> file-system domain, as those paths could change in the future. Apple 
> provides public interfaces for accessing standard file-system paths. 
> You should always use these interfaces to locate system resources. See 
> “Searching Within the File-System Domains” for more on searching for 
> items within the domains."
> I just went ahead and wrapped up FSFindFolder (I'm pretty sure this is 
> what specialFolderPath uses on Mac) in an external for the time being 
> and filed a feature request for an optional additional parameter to 
> specialFolderPath that would allow you to specify the domain to search 
> under (user,network,local,system).
Just as well. I checked on my wife's account which uses Japanese. 
Oddly, the "Library" folder at the System level is in Japanese, but at 
the user level it is in English.


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