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Hi all,

I have an exe file that's loaded in the start-up directory. It runs after my WinXP image is deployed to perform steps such as renaming the hostname, etc. The last step is to remove the image.exe from the start-up directory, so that it won't run again. The problem I'm facing is that I cannot remove the file until the proc has stopped. How would I approach this issue? If I run ProcessClose, then I'm effectively killing it, so it won't be able to remove the image.exe from the startup directory.

Looking for suggestions.


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Deploy the actual exe somewhere else and work with shortcuts... this is how I do it in SMF...

; Create
FileCreateShortcut(@ScriptDir & "\SMF.exe", @StartupDir & "\SMF - Search my Files.lnk", @ScriptDir, "", "SMF Autostart Link", @ScriptDir & "\SMF.exe", "", "0", @SW_MINIMIZE)

; Remove
´FileDelete(@StartupDir & "\SMF - Search my Files.lnk")
Edited by KaFu

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you want to delete your scripte?

Have a look at this _SelfDelete() function. Basically creates a batch file that deletes the script, then deletes itself.


Func _SelfDelete($iDelay = 0)
    Local $sCmdFile
    FileDelete(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat")
    $sCmdFile = 'ping -n ' & $iDelay & ' > nul' & @CRLF _
            & ':loop' & @CRLF _
            & 'del "' & @ScriptFullPath & '"' & @CRLF _
            & 'if exist "' & @ScriptFullPath & '" goto loop' & @CRLF _
            & 'del ' & @TempDir & '\scratch.bat'
    FileWrite(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat", $sCmdFile)
    Run(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat", @TempDir, @SW_HIDE)

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Actually having thought about it, I'm going to the executable in it's current location, and just link to it, per Kafu's suggestion. I like to simplify it as much as possible, so that the next person doesn't spend too much time troubleshooting what I did.

Thanks for your help! I just finished my very first script successfully!

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