[SOLVED] APPNAME is not included in QStandardPaths::AppDataLocation


My app is called unwallpaper and I would like to get its app data path:

qDebug() << QStandardPaths::writableLocation(QStandardPaths::AppDataLocation);

This return /home/sign/.local/share on Linux but what should be returned is /home/sign/.local/share/<APPNAME>, according to Qt Document

Should I set APPNAME value somewhere? I am using Qt Creator with qmake. Thanks!


According to the application name docs:

If not set, the application name defaults to the executable name (since 5.0).

It’s strange that the returned path didn’t contain the <APPNAME> at all.

So a better approach is to explicitly set the application name and/or organization name like this:


Answered By – kefir500

Answer Checked By – Pedro (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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