Location specification

Location specification

All file names and location specifications must conform to the following standards.

  • All file and folder names must be valid for all supported platforms.
  • You can use slash (/) as a separator between path elements.
  • Because some operating systems are case sensitive, make sure the capitalization you use in configuration attributes exactly matches the file-system names.
  • File names can have a maximum of 30 characters.
  • Avoid replacing files of existing extensions by making the full path of the extension unique.

Path tokens

When specifying paths, you can use path tokens such as the following globally available ones:


System folder


System folder for 64-bit operating system (Windows only)


Font folder on the computer’s hard disk


Folder that stores extension-specific files

Extension Manager chooses the appropriate system and font folder on the user’s disk, based on the user’s platform and operating system.

  • On 32-bit Windows operating system, token $System and $System64 typically both stand for “C:\Windows\system32\”.
  • On 64-bit Windows operating system, token $System stands for “C:\Windows\SysWOW64\” while token $System64 stands for “C:\Windows\system32\”. Token $System64 isn't effective on 64-bit Windows in current Extension Manager CC. It is reserved.
  • On Mac platform, token $System stands for “/System”.

Many other application-specific path tokens are available as well, that allow you to specify locations relative to the target product’s installation location, script or plug-in locations, and so on. For a detailed list of defined tokens, see [Appendix A: Path Tokens].

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