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Object Pascal

class function GetSharedDocumentsPath: string; static;


static System::UnicodeString __fastcall GetSharedDocumentsPath();


Type Visibility Source Unit Parent
function public
System.IOUtils TPath


Returns the path to the directory where documents shared between users are stored.

Note: In desktop applications, "shared" means "shared between different users". In mobile applications, "shared" means "shared between different applications".

If the system running your application does not support the requested folder, or if the requested folder does not exist in the system, this function returns an empty string instead.

  • On Windows and Android, it points to a system-wide directory.
  • On Mac OS X, it points to a user-specific, application-agnostic directory.
  • On iOS Device, an empty string is returned, as shared document folders are not supported.
  • On iOS Simulator, it points to an application-specific directory.
Platform Sample path Path ID
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents CSIDL_COMMON_DOCUMENTS
Windows Vista or later C:\Users\Public\Documents FOLDERID_PublicDocuments
Mac OS X /Users/<username>/Public NSSharedPublicDirectory
iOS Device
iOS Simulator /Users/<username>/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Devices/<Device ID>/data/Containers/Data/Application/<application ID>/Public NSSharedPublicDirectory
Android /storage/emulated/0/Documents Context.getExternalFilesDir

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