Default path for user files

Hello everyone.

How can get the path in Revit -> option -> File locations -> Default path for user files by Revit API?


Thank you very much.

I’m not sure if there is a standard way of doing this, but you could read the Revit.ini file to get this information

I tried searching “path” or “user” or “file” on Revit api docs but couldn’t find anything

Something like this? Do you want to edit it or just read it?


Many thank you.
At the moment, I only want to read it. But Could you give me a solution to read it on all computers. It depends on Revit install location.
I think the next question is: How to get the path of Revit.ini file by API or something like that.

Thank for you reply. Me too.

With Python:

import clr
from System import Environment

path = "C:\Users\{0}\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\{1}\Revit.ini"
args = (Environment.UserName,IN[0])
OUT = path.format(*args)

The Python node would have one input for the application name which you can get with Clockwork’s Application.Version node.


Awesome, but sometime User folder not in C:.
So how to determine the location of User folder.
I do not have much experiences about the path in Window.
Thank you very much.

In that case, try what Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData) gives you.

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Thank for all your help. I have solved it.