Template:Path

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Description

Template for use with {{Game data}}. See the editing guide for real-world paths and examples.

Syntax

{{Path|localappdata}} or {{P|localappdata}} produces %LOCALAPPDATA%

Arguments

General

Argument Result Location
game <path-to-game> The base installation folder
uid <user-id> The user ID or profile name (specific to your account or computer).
Typically used to refer to Steam/Ubisoft Connect/game-specific user ID or profile name.
steam <Steam-folder> The base Steam installation folder
ubisoftconnect <Ubisoft-Connect-folder> The base Ubisoft Connect (Ubisoft Game Launcher) installation folder

Windows registry

Argument Result Location
hkcu HKEY_CURRENT_USER HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry path
hklm HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry path
wow64 Wow6432Node Used for 32-bit applications running on 64-bit operating systems

Windows filesystem

Argument Result Location
username %USERNAME% Not a location, but resolves to the username in Windows
userprofile %USERPROFILE% Base user profile folder
userprofile\documents %USERPROFILE%\Documents "Documents" folder
appdata %APPDATA% AppData\Roaming
localappdata %LOCALAPPDATA% AppData\Local
public %PUBLIC% Public (aka shared) user profile folder
allusersprofile
or
programdata
%PROGRAMDATA% Program data folder
programfiles %PROGRAMFILES% Shared applications folder. Use <path-to-game> instead.
windir %WINDIR% Windows directory
syswow64 SysWOW64 Stores 32-bit system libraries on 64-bit operating systems

OS X

Argument Result Location
osxhome $HOME User home folder ~/

Linux

Argument Result Location
linuxhome $HOME User home folder ~/
xdgdatahome $XDG_DATA_HOME ~/.local/share/
xdgconfighome $XDG_CONFIG_HOME ~/.config/
Redirects
  • {{P}}