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Setting a path to: Desktopath/folder

Question asked by tays01s on Jun 11, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2016 by beverly

I want export FM files to: Export and

Import FM files from: Import folders, respectively, both on the Desktop.

To set a $path_ex or $path_im I've used the syntax copied from a forum thread:

Substitute(Get(DesktopPath); "//Macintosh HD"; "Macintosh HD")& "Export/" or Substitute(Get(DesktopPath); "//Macintosh HD"; "")& "Export/".

 

Both the above work to export files to Desktop/Export, but when I copy those files to the Import folder, with the corresponding import variable, no files can be found.

 

Qs:

1. I've forgotten why it's necessary to remove the initial "//" from the path?

2. Also, why is it "//" rather than "/" as shown in a 'get (desktopath) field?

3. I don't understand why removing 'Macintosh HD' or not both work?

4. What syntax could you use if someone's renamed 'Macintosh HD'?

 

5. Since there are definitely files inside the Import folder, I assume the $path_im must be incorrect. Why would it be a different path structure from Export and what should it be?

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