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Root Property
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DirectoryInfo.Root Property

Gets the root portion of the directory.

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

public DirectoryInfo Root { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.DirectoryInfo
An object that represents the root of the directory.


The caller does not have the required permission.

The following example displays root locations for specified directories.

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            DirectoryInfo di1 = new DirectoryInfo(@"\\tempshare\tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di2 = new DirectoryInfo("tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di3 = new DirectoryInfo(@"x:\tempdir");
            DirectoryInfo di4 = new DirectoryInfo(@"c:\");

            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di1.FullName, di1.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di2.FullName, di2.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di3.FullName, di3.Root);
            Console.WriteLine("The root path of '{0}' is '{1}'", di4.FullName, di4.Root);
This code produces output similar to the following:

The root path of '\\tempshare\tempdir' is '\\tempshare\tempdir'
The root path of 'c:\Projects\ConsoleApplication1\ConsoleApplication1\bin\Debug\tempdir' is 'c:\'
The root path of 'x:\tempdir' is 'x:\'
The root path of 'c:\' is 'c:\'
Press any key to continue . . .


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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