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I am working with Excel 2007.
I have a spreadsheet I send out to multiple people. They fill it out and then click a submit button. The code automatically saves the workbook to their desktop and then emails the workbook back to me.
The problem I'm having is the directory path for the desktop for Windows XP and Windows 7 is different. (Ex. for XP it's "C:\Users\UserName\Desktop") I already figured out how to find the computer's username.
Is there a way to use VBA to determine which operating system is being used and then save the workbook using the appropriate directory path?
Any ideas? Thanks!


Worked in Windows 7 64 bit using Excel 2010.
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this should retrieve the desktop path.  I only have vista at this location, but I would expect it to work in XP and Windows 7 as well.

Sub Tester16()
Dim wsh As Object
Dim DesktopPath  As String
Set wsh = CreateObject("wscript.shell")
DesktopPath = wsh.SpecialFolders.Item("Desktop")
s = Right(DesktopPath, 1)
If s <> "\" Then DesktopPath = DesktopPath & "\"
MsgBox DesktopPath
End Sub

You can integrate that code into your current code.

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