Route that a computer takes to access or upload a file. Paths can be absolute or relative. An absolute path leads to a single possible location for the file to be accessed or uploaded; for example, C:\Program Files\Macromedia\HomeSite 5\UserData. A relative path leads to the file based on the location of something else; for example, code snippets are written to \UserData, on whatever drive and directory that you installed HomeSite. Other examples of paths: URLs, such as http://www.macromedia.com; IP addresses, such as 126.96.36.199; and localhost to signify the computer that you are currently using.