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I'm trying to get the scratch and current workspaces returned as path names (Strings) using java in ArcGIS10. however I can't seem to get anything returned. I'm guessing it's to do with accessing the environments in Arc but the API is woeful.

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I know this is a late response, but here it is for the scratch workspace:

IScratchWorkspaceFactory scratchWSF=new ScratchWorkspaceFactory();          
IWorkspace scratch=scratchWSF.getDefaultScratchWorkspace();
String path=scratch.getPathName();
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