Separate path string into drive and folders

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Hi,
using fileparts brings the path, the name and the exentension of a fullfile (e.g., C:\user\files\myFile.txt). Is there a function that separates the path into drive and folders, so that drive = 'C:' folder1 = 'user' folder2 = 'files' ?
Thx, Philipp

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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 24 Jul 2013
s='C:\user\files\myFile.txt'
out=regexp(s,'\','split')
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Manuel Lera Ramirez
Manuel Lera Ramirez on 5 Jun 2018
Edited: Manuel Lera Ramirez on 5 Jun 2018
For a general solution (would work on any OS) I would suggest
endout=regexp(s,filesep,'split')
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Christian Schwermer
Christian Schwermer on 9 Sep 2018
The shortest solution is to split the string using filesep as delimeter. filesep returns the platform-specific file separator "\" or "/".
pathparts = strsplit(s,filesep);

Dominique
Dominique on 19 Jul 2023
path = uigetdir()
foldername = strsplit(path,"\");
foldername = foldername(end);

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