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Get root folder of support packages



installDir = matlabshared.supportpkg.getSupportPackageRoot gets root folder of the current support packages. MATLAB® installs all support packages to this location.


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Use the setSupportPackageRoot function to change the installation folder for support packages. You need administrative privileges to use this function.


Use getSupportPackageRoot to check that the change was successful.

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Root folder of support packages, returned as a character vector.

The default location of the root folder is platform specific:

  • Windows®C:\ProgramData\MATLAB\SupportPackages\release

  • Linux® and macOS/home/user/Documents/MATLAB/SupportPackages/release

release is the current MATLAB release and user is your Linux and macOS user name.

If a folder exists at the default location and is not empty, MATLAB sets the root folder location to the default location appended with _n. For example, on a Windows system running MATLAB R2021a, if the folder C:\ProgramData\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2021a exists and is not empty, MATLAB sets the root folder to C:\ProgramData\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2021a_1 by default.

Example: 'C:\MATLAB\SupportPackage\R2020b'

Data Types: char

Introduced in R2016a