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FileSystem.CurrentDirectory Property

Gets or sets the current directory.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static string CurrentDirectory { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The current directory for file I/O operations.


The path is not valid.


The user lacks necessary permissions.

CurrentDirectory is a system-wide environment variable.

This example returns the current directory and displays it in a message box.


This example sets the current directory to C:\TestDirectory.

My.Computer.FileSystem.CurrentDirectory = "C:\TestDirectory"

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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