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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.


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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