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Path.GetTempPath Method

Returns the path of the current user's temporary folder.

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

public static string GetTempPath()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The path to the temporary folder, ending with a backslash.

ExceptionCondition
SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permissions.

This method checks for the existence of environment variables in the following order and uses the first path found:

  1. The path specified by the TMP environment variable.

  2. The path specified by the TEMP environment variable.

  3. The path specified by the USERPROFILE environment variable.

  4. The Windows directory.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.
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