I trying to get the pathname of an installed application without askin g the user to locate it for me. I've seen this done in other programs, like Macromedia Director. When you look at the preferences under "Helper Applications" (in Director, for example), the fields are already filled in with pathnames to applications on my hard drive, even though it never asked me to locate any of them or even performed any type of long search routines to fond them. Any clues? John M.