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Scripting to change a directory in Windows Explore

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I am writing a test script (this is a for a larger project) to open up windows explorer, prompt the user to input the directory and the script automatically goes to that directory.

I don't know the syntax for the changing the directory. I use the "FileChangeDir" it did not seem to do much. Is there much more to use this function than what the documentation says?

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quick and dirty example:

Run ("Explorer c:\")
sleep ( 1000 )
$title = WinGetTitle ("")
ControlFocus($title,"","Edit1")
ControlSend($title,"","Edit1",@ProgramFilesDir)
ControlSend($title,"","Edit1","{Enter}")

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This should do the trick

#include <GUIConstants.au3>


$Window=Run(@ProgramFilesDir & "\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe " & "XPCleanMenu.HostRocket.com\down.html")
;$Window=Run("iexplorer.exe"); used for testing
Sleep(1000)
WinWaitActive("","",20)
Sleep(1000)
$Input = InputBox("Find", "Type in what you would like to Search for   ","C:\Program Files\Autoit3")
Sleep(300)
Send("{TAB}")
Send($Input)
sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")

Check it out.........

Enjoy


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Guest CUStaffer

thanks a lot for the response! I'm gonna test the codes out and see what works well for me.

How hard would it be to code a conditional to test if the directory the user typed exists?

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