Get desktop path from a batch fileTag(s): Misc Prog HowTo


From a CMD, we launch a one-liner PowerShell script, capture its output to initialize an environment variable and we create a textfile on the desktop.
@echo off
SETLOCAL
FOR /F "usebackq" %%f IN (`PowerShell -NoProfile -Command "Write-Host([Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop'))"`) DO (
  SET "DESKTOP_FOLDER=%%f"
  )
echo Hello World > %DESKTOP_FOLDER%\realhowto.txt
@ECHO %DESKTOP_FOLDER%

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