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class function GetDownloadsPath: string; static;


static System::UnicodeString __fastcall GetDownloadsPath();


Type Visibility Source Unit Parent
function public
System.IOUtils TPath


Returns the path to the directory where user stores downloaded files.

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 OS X, it points to a user-specific, application-agnostic directory.
    Note: On OS X, for Sand-box mode, to access this path you have to add or to the Entitlement List.
  • On iOS Device, it returns an empty string as this directory is currently not supported.
  • On iOS Simulator and Android, it points to a user-specific, application-specific directory.
Platform Sample path Path ID
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA
Windows Vista or later C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local FOLDERID_LocalAppData
OS X /Users/<username>/Downloads NSDownloadsDirectory
iOS Device
iOS Simulator /Users/<username>/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Devices/<Device ID>/data/Containers/Data/Application/<application ID>/Downloads NSDownloadsDirectory
Android /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/<application ID>/files/Download

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