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bobbintb

ok i am trying to use @ProgramFilesDir in a script. the issue is this script may to on a variety of machines. If run on an x64 machine @ProgramFilesDir will point to "c:\program files" instead of "c:\program files (x86)". or a user may even have it set up some other crazy way. is there a variable to check both?

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FuryCell

You could use @OSArch to determine if the OS is 32bit or 64 bit and then adjust from there.

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FuryCell

I made a little function. It appears to work on my system (Windows 7 x64).

MsgBox(0,"",ProgramFiles())

Func ProgramFiles()
    If StringInStr(@OSArch,"64") then Return @ProgramFilesDir&" (x86)"
    Return @ProgramFilesDir
EndFunc

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bobbintb

i considered that but was trying to plan for the unlikely even that the default environmental variable for windows didnt follow that scheme. but i may have to deal with it if i cant find a more "pure" method. :)

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GEOSoft

You can also read it from the registry.

$sPFPath = RegRead("HKLM64\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion", "ProgramFilesDir")
MsgBox(0, "Test Result", "The Program Files Folder is" & @CRLF & @CRLF & $sPFPath)

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Yashied

Another way. The "purest" method. :)

Global Const $CSIDL_ADMINTOOLS = 0x0030
Global Const $CSIDL_ALTSTARTUP = 0x001D
Global Const $CSIDL_APPDATA = 0x001A
Global Const $CSIDL_BITBUCKET = 0x000A
Global Const $CSIDL_CDBURN_AREA = 0x003B
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_ADMINTOOLS = 0x002F
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_ALTSTARTUP = 0x001E
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA = 0x0023
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY = 0x0019
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_DOCUMENTS = 0x002E
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_FAVORITES = 0x001F
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_MUSIC = 0x0035
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_PICTURES = 0x0036
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS = 0x0017
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_STARTMENU = 0x0016
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_STARTUP = 0x0018
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_TEMPLATES = 0x002D
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_VIDEO = 0x0037
Global Const $CSIDL_COMPUTERSNEARME = 0x003D
Global Const $CSIDL_CONNECTIONS = 0x0031
Global Const $CSIDL_CONTROLS = 0x0003
Global Const $CSIDL_COOKIES = 0x0021
Global Const $CSIDL_DESKTOP = 0x0000
Global Const $CSIDL_DESKTOPDIRECTORY = 0x0010
Global Const $CSIDL_DRIVES = 0x0011
Global Const $CSIDL_FAVORITES = 0x0006
Global Const $CSIDL_FONTS = 0x0014
Global Const $CSIDL_INTERNET_CACHE = 0x0020
Global Const $CSIDL_HISTORY = 0x0022
Global Const $CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA = 0x001C
Global Const $CSIDL_MYMUSIC = 0x000D
Global Const $CSIDL_MYPICTURES = 0x0027
Global Const $CSIDL_MYVIDEO = 0x000E
Global Const $CSIDL_NETHOOD = 0x0013
Global Const $CSIDL_PERSONAL = 0x0005
Global Const $CSIDL_PRINTERS = 0x0004
Global Const $CSIDL_PRINTHOOD = 0x001B
Global Const $CSIDL_PROFILE = 0x0028
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES = 0x0026
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON = 0x002B
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMONX86 = 0x002C
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86 = 0x002A
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAMS = 0x0002
Global Const $CSIDL_RECENT = 0x0008
Global Const $CSIDL_SENDTO = 0x0009
Global Const $CSIDL_STARTMENU = 0x000B
Global Const $CSIDL_STARTUP = 0x0007
Global Const $CSIDL_SYSTEM = 0x0025
Global Const $CSIDL_SYSTEMX86 = 0x0029
Global Const $CSIDL_TEMPLATES = 0x0015
Global Const $CSIDL_WINDOWS = 0x0024

MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_SYSTEM))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_SYSTEMX86))

Func _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL)

    Local $tPath = DllStructCreate('wchar[1024]')
    Local $Ret = DllCall('shell32.dll', 'int', 'SHGetSpecialFolderPathW', 'hwnd', 0, 'ptr', DllStructGetPtr($tPath), 'int', $CSIDL, 'int', 0)

    If (@error) Or ($Ret[0] = 0) Then
        Return SetError(1, 0, '')
    EndIf
    Return DllStructGetData($tPath, 1)
EndFunc   ;==>_WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath
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bobbintb

Another way. The "purest" method. :)

Global Const $CSIDL_ADMINTOOLS = 0x0030
Global Const $CSIDL_ALTSTARTUP = 0x001D
Global Const $CSIDL_APPDATA = 0x001A
Global Const $CSIDL_BITBUCKET = 0x000A
Global Const $CSIDL_CDBURN_AREA = 0x003B
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_ADMINTOOLS = 0x002F
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_ALTSTARTUP = 0x001E
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA = 0x0023
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY = 0x0019
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_DOCUMENTS = 0x002E
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_FAVORITES = 0x001F
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_MUSIC = 0x0035
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_PICTURES = 0x0036
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS = 0x0017
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_STARTMENU = 0x0016
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_STARTUP = 0x0018
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_TEMPLATES = 0x002D
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_VIDEO = 0x0037
Global Const $CSIDL_COMPUTERSNEARME = 0x003D
Global Const $CSIDL_CONNECTIONS = 0x0031
Global Const $CSIDL_CONTROLS = 0x0003
Global Const $CSIDL_COOKIES = 0x0021
Global Const $CSIDL_DESKTOP = 0x0000
Global Const $CSIDL_DESKTOPDIRECTORY = 0x0010
Global Const $CSIDL_DRIVES = 0x0011
Global Const $CSIDL_FAVORITES = 0x0006
Global Const $CSIDL_FONTS = 0x0014
Global Const $CSIDL_INTERNET_CACHE = 0x0020
Global Const $CSIDL_HISTORY = 0x0022
Global Const $CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA = 0x001C
Global Const $CSIDL_MYMUSIC = 0x000D
Global Const $CSIDL_MYPICTURES = 0x0027
Global Const $CSIDL_MYVIDEO = 0x000E
Global Const $CSIDL_NETHOOD = 0x0013
Global Const $CSIDL_PERSONAL = 0x0005
Global Const $CSIDL_PRINTERS = 0x0004
Global Const $CSIDL_PRINTHOOD = 0x001B
Global Const $CSIDL_PROFILE = 0x0028
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES = 0x0026
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON = 0x002B
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMONX86 = 0x002C
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86 = 0x002A
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAMS = 0x0002
Global Const $CSIDL_RECENT = 0x0008
Global Const $CSIDL_SENDTO = 0x0009
Global Const $CSIDL_STARTMENU = 0x000B
Global Const $CSIDL_STARTUP = 0x0007
Global Const $CSIDL_SYSTEM = 0x0025
Global Const $CSIDL_SYSTEMX86 = 0x0029
Global Const $CSIDL_TEMPLATES = 0x0015
Global Const $CSIDL_WINDOWS = 0x0024

MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_SYSTEM))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_SYSTEMX86))

Func _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL)

    Local $tPath = DllStructCreate('wchar[1024]')
    Local $Ret = DllCall('shell32.dll', 'int', 'SHGetSpecialFolderPathW', 'hwnd', 0, 'ptr', DllStructGetPtr($tPath), 'int', $CSIDL, 'int', 0)

    If (@error) Or ($Ret[0] = 0) Then
        Return SetError(1, 0, '')
    EndIf
    Return DllStructGetData($tPath, 1)
EndFunc   ;==>_WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath

lol! ok, well i don't think i need to get that pure. :) anyway, thanks everyone. i got some great suggestions.

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Another way. The "purest" method. :)

Global Const $CSIDL_ADMINTOOLS = 0x0030
Global Const $CSIDL_ALTSTARTUP = 0x001D
Global Const $CSIDL_APPDATA = 0x001A
Global Const $CSIDL_BITBUCKET = 0x000A
Global Const $CSIDL_CDBURN_AREA = 0x003B
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_ADMINTOOLS = 0x002F
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_ALTSTARTUP = 0x001E
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA = 0x0023
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY = 0x0019
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_DOCUMENTS = 0x002E
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_FAVORITES = 0x001F
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_MUSIC = 0x0035
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_PICTURES = 0x0036
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS = 0x0017
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_STARTMENU = 0x0016
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_STARTUP = 0x0018
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_TEMPLATES = 0x002D
Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_VIDEO = 0x0037
Global Const $CSIDL_COMPUTERSNEARME = 0x003D
Global Const $CSIDL_CONNECTIONS = 0x0031
Global Const $CSIDL_CONTROLS = 0x0003
Global Const $CSIDL_COOKIES = 0x0021
Global Const $CSIDL_DESKTOP = 0x0000
Global Const $CSIDL_DESKTOPDIRECTORY = 0x0010
Global Const $CSIDL_DRIVES = 0x0011
Global Const $CSIDL_FAVORITES = 0x0006
Global Const $CSIDL_FONTS = 0x0014
Global Const $CSIDL_INTERNET_CACHE = 0x0020
Global Const $CSIDL_HISTORY = 0x0022
Global Const $CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA = 0x001C
Global Const $CSIDL_MYMUSIC = 0x000D
Global Const $CSIDL_MYPICTURES = 0x0027
Global Const $CSIDL_MYVIDEO = 0x000E
Global Const $CSIDL_NETHOOD = 0x0013
Global Const $CSIDL_PERSONAL = 0x0005
Global Const $CSIDL_PRINTERS = 0x0004
Global Const $CSIDL_PRINTHOOD = 0x001B
Global Const $CSIDL_PROFILE = 0x0028
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES = 0x0026
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON = 0x002B
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMONX86 = 0x002C
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86 = 0x002A
Global Const $CSIDL_PROGRAMS = 0x0002
Global Const $CSIDL_RECENT = 0x0008
Global Const $CSIDL_SENDTO = 0x0009
Global Const $CSIDL_STARTMENU = 0x000B
Global Const $CSIDL_STARTUP = 0x0007
Global Const $CSIDL_SYSTEM = 0x0025
Global Const $CSIDL_SYSTEMX86 = 0x0029
Global Const $CSIDL_TEMPLATES = 0x0015
Global Const $CSIDL_WINDOWS = 0x0024

MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_SYSTEM))
MsgBox(0, '', _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_SYSTEMX86))

Func _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL)

    Local $tPath = DllStructCreate('wchar[1024]')
    Local $Ret = DllCall('shell32.dll', 'int', 'SHGetSpecialFolderPathW', 'hwnd', 0, 'ptr', DllStructGetPtr($tPath), 'int', $CSIDL, 'int', 0)

    If (@error) Or ($Ret[0] = 0) Then
        Return SetError(1, 0, '')
    EndIf
    Return DllStructGetData($tPath, 1)
EndFunc   ;==>_WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath

That is very useful. Thanks Yashied :)


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Shark007

Yashied, Thank you for this solution.

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Shark007

Yashied, i am having difficulting getting my software to write to the actual users common appdata folder.

this path would be - x:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming

Global Const $CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA = 0x0023 - writes to the folder x:\ProgramData

Global Const $CSIDL_APPDATA = 0x001A - writes to the folder x:\Users\username\AppData\Local

Global Const $CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA = 0x001C - also writes to the folder x:\Users\username\AppData\Local

Do you have a variation that will write to the actual users appdata folder?

this path would be - x:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming

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