Change TestStand Default Search Directory from TestStand Public to a Different Folder

Updated Oct 13, 2023



  • TestStand

I would like to save a custom sequence file in a folder other than TestStand Public, and have TestStand find the file. How can I make my folder the default directory? 

You can view and edit the list of search paths in the Edit Search Directories dialog box, and set the folder of your choice as the default. In the TestStand Sequence Editor, select Configure » Search Directories to open the editor. 

Additional Information

TestStand includes the following directories by default, in order of precedence:

  • Current sequence file directory
  • Current workspace directory
  • Application directory (disabled by default)
  • <TestStand Public> directory
  • <TestStand> directory
  • <TestStand>\Bin directory
  • Initial working directory (disabled by default)
  • Windows system directory
  • Windows directory
  • PATH environment variable (disabled by default)
  • <TestStand Public>\Components directory
  • <TestStand>\Components directory
For more information on default directories and how TestStand searches for them, see Search Directories - TestStand Help.