I need to create a temporary file. I'd like to save it in the temp folder, but I'm not sure what's the best way of getting the full path of this folder. If I use Sitecore.Configuration.Settings.TempFolderPath it only gives me the folder name, not the full path. Is there any helper or similar that gives me this information?


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For a temporary file

Actually, Sitecore itself doesn't use TempFolderPath when it needs to create a temporary file.

Looking inside the Sitecore PackageManager classes, Sitecore does this when it needs a temporary file.

string tempFileName = System.IO.Path.GetTempFileName();

Using TempFolderPath

The thing about this setting is; it can be relative to the current web root folder, but it could also be defined as an absolute path (outside your webroot) in which case a MapPath call could fail.

Sitecore has a utility class that deals with this. You can find it in FileUtil, so your code would look like this:

string tempFolder = Sitecore.IO.FileUtil.MapPath(Sitecore.Configuration.Settings.TempFolderPath);

This snippet would work, with both relative and absolute path definitions.


you can use :

string tempFullPath = Sitecore.MainUtil.MapPath(Settings.TempFolderPath);


string tempFullPath = Sitecore.IO.FileUtil.MapPath(Settings.TempFolderPath);

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