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As written above, i have a small problem.

How can i bypass this "feature" of DirMove:

"If the destination already exists and the overwrite flag is specified then the source directory will be moved inside the destination."

i have the following structure:






if an update of anyone of the tools is available, it will get extracted it to the Updates-Directory

When i move the updated dir into the Apps-dir via DirMove, the "feature" causes the problem because of the folowing structure:


Now i have both versions available, but i only want to keep the current version.

The problem is i can't remove the Apps\Tools02-dir before moving, because all the settings i made within tool02 would get lost.

So, how could i solve my problem?

Or better, who could help me to solve my problem? ;-)


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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. ;)

Why not use FileMove instead? It accepts wildcards and will overwrite the existing files leaving your settings files untouched.


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