How to find the "blessed folder"

yves COPPE yvescoppe at
Sat Feb 9 12:48:01 EST 2002

>Use Mac OS 9 (or even Mac OS X).  I want to create a preferences file for my
>application.   I don't really want to put it in the default folder as that
>isn't very Mac like.   How can I find the path to the proper blessed System
>Folder?  I have multiple hard drives, so the answers isn't to take the root
>of the default folder and append "System Folder:Preferences"!  That wouldn't
>work in every European language anyway.   I'm sure there was an applescript
>command for it, but I can't find it in the reference guide.

In the transcript dictionary, look at the "specialfolderpath".
It answers just what you need


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