>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. "the fields are already filled in with pathnames to applications on my hard drive" Is this in DOS/Win87 ? If you know the creator of an appl why not do an apple event to launch it? Pete... Voice/Answering Machine: 61 2 48621428 Fax: 61 2 48621580 email: furry@... snailMail: P.O.Box 781 Bowral NSW 2576 Australia Check out: http://www.hinet.net.au In the words of a 'famous' Vulcan "Long Live And Prosper"