Returns whether the indicated directory exists.



Argument Description
dname The name of the directory to look for.

Returns: Boolean.


This function will return true if the indicated directory exists or false if it does not. The specified name must include the full path, not a relative path and you cannot access any directories from out-with the game bundle as all games are sandboxed.

WARNING! This function may not work as you expect due to GameMaker: Studio being sandboxed! Please see the section on File System Limits for more information.


if directory_exists(working_directory + "\Saves\")
   file = file_find_first(working_directory + "\Saves\*.doc", fa_readonly);

This will check to see if the specified directory exists then, if it does, go there and return the first "read only" doc file found.

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