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Get user home directory


Sven Probst (view profile)


10 Aug 2007 (Updated )

get the user's home directory platform independent

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GETUSERDIR returns the user home directory using the registry on windows systems and using Java on non windows systems as a string

As I am not familiar with non windows operating systems please give me information about incompatibilities - I rely on JAVA in this function

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.3 (R2006b)
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24 Apr 2015 David Young

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10 Aug 2008 Martin O'Reilly

Nice bit of code - just what I was looking for.

@ andy a: getenv('USERPROFILE') gets the root of your Windows profile. By default your "My Documents" folder will be directly under this root. Fowever, getenv('USERPROFILE') will not get your "My Documents" folder if you have changed it from the default (e.g. to another partition to separate data and operating system files).

23 Jul 2008 andy a

Why not just this

if ispc; userdir= getenv('USERPROFILE');
else; userdir= getenv('HOME');

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19 Feb 2008 Javier Lopez


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