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How do I determine the Windows Temporary Directory? by Stretchwickster
Posted: 8 Apr 03 (Edited 5 Oct 05)

Here are the simple steps needed to determine the Windows Temporary Directory:
1) Include the Windows unit in your uses clause if it's not there already:

CODE

uses
  Windows;
2) Call this function everytime you want the path of the Windows Temp Directory (the returned string is a file path terminated by a backslash):

CODE

function GetWindowsTempDir: String;
begin
  SetLength(Result, MAX_PATH);
  GetTempPath(MAX_PATH, PChar(Result));
end;

For more information on the GetTempPath function see the following link:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/base/gettemppath.asp

Thanks to Andrew (aka towerbase) for his suggestions and modifications

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