Returns the complete path for the latest snapshot generated for a merge publication. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.
sp_browsemergesnapshotfolder is used in merge replication.
If the publication is set up to generate snapshot files in both the Publisher working directory and Publisher snapshot folder, the result set contains two rows: the first row contains the publication snapshot folder, and the second row contains the publisher working directory.
sp_browsemergesnapshotfolder is useful for determining the directory where the merge snapshot files are generated. This folder/path and its contents can then be copied to removable media, and the snapshot used to synchronize a subscription from an alternate snapshot location.