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Queries mount path for a volume.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 8.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS and Windows ❌ No
MBS( "Files.MountPath"; Disk )   More


Parameter Description Example
Disk Path native path to disk drive. "E:"


Returns mount URL, empty or error.


Queries mount path for a volume.
For a network mounted disk, you can query the original mount point.
May not work on Mac for AFP shares, but for SMB shares.
Returns empty path if no path is known.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Query mount path on MacOS:

MBS( "Files.MountPath"; "/Volumes/Macbook Pro" )

Example result: "smb://cs@Server._smb._tcp.local/Macbook%20Pro"

Query mount path on Windows:

MBS( "FIles.MountPath"; "Z:")

Example result: "\\vmware-host\Shared Folders"

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Created 1st June 2018, last changed 2nd June 2018

Files.Mount - Files.MoveFile