Fetch_Path sets the default path that PyMOL uses to load files from before it tries to download them from the PDB.
If you have a local copy of the PDB on your machine, say in directory /spc/pdb then, once you set Fetch_Path to that directory the fetch command will look in /spc/pdb before going to the PDB for your file. Also, the files fetched from the PDB are stored here once downloaded. PyMOL will only look for files starting with the pdb code in lower case.
Usage and Examples
set fetch_path, path set fetch_path, /spc/pdb set fetch_path, D:\mypdbs\
If you have a local directory for storing files then put
set fetch_path, /your/path/here
in your pymolrc file to auto set this setting.