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Environment.SpecialFolderOption Enumeration

Specifies options to use for getting the path to a special folder.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

type SpecialFolderOption

Member nameDescription
NoneThe path to the folder is verified. If the folder exists, the path is returned. If the folder does not exist, an empty string is returned. This is the default behavior.
CreateThe path to the folder is created if it does not already exist.
DoNotVerifyThe path to the folder is returned without verifying whether the path exists. If the folder is located on a network, specifying this option can reduce lag time.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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