This function can help if you:
- frequently access/write files/folders which are not necessarily on your MATLAB path
- Do lots of load/save type operations to various different destinations
- Use dialogue functions like uigetfile() and uigetdir()
What it does:
If you have a path string in your current workspace, you can add it to a single database file.
At a later date, use a simple command to retrieve the path for reuse.
The database file is automatically created; there is no need to edit it manually.
How I use it:
I write toolboxes. So in the toolbox I'm currently writing, users load image files, they load calibration files, and they load results files.
Each time uigetfile() is used to locate a file (of a given type), I use these functions to get the directory path of the last-accessed file of the required type. I pass this to the DefaultName input for uigetfile.
Result: The uigetfile() dialogue box goes to the most likely folder in which that file type is stored, instead of starting in the MATLAB current directory.
Thomas Clark (2021). Default_Path_Retrieval (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/24965-default_path_retrieval), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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