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Launch a lnk file in a script

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi , I have created a menu Antispyware with Ktool to install automatically

(Adaware,Microsoft Antispyware,Spybot,Spysweeper and Spyhunter) and a second menu to uninstall this menu Antispyware all works fine.

But to uninstall Microsoft Antispyware i have only a file called :

Uninstall Microsoft AntiSpyware.lnk

in (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Menu Démarrer\Programmes\Microsoft AntiSpyware\Uninstall Microsoft AntiSpyware.lnk)

It's a msi installation shortcut with a random number

and i don't now how to launch it in my script :(:

Thanks in advance :(

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

An Ink file is a shortcut. You use these all the time on your computer. Right click on the Ink file and click properties, then click the 'Shortcut' tab if not already on it, then look what is inside the 'Target:' input box. That is what the Ink file will run when you double click on it. You can then use Run('what was in input box') to run the correct file.

Edit: Thanks /dev/null. I was to lazy to test if you could run it directly :(.

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Just start the .lnk file with Run.

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & '"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Menu Démarrer\Programmes\Microsoft AntiSpyware\Uninstall Microsoft AntiSpyware.lnk"', "", @SW_HIDE)

Cheers

Kurt


__________________________________________________________(l)user: Hey admin slave, how can I recover my deleted files?admin: No problem, there is a nice tool. It's called rm, like recovery method. Make sure to call it with the "recover fast" option like this: rm -rf *

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It's not good ?

; Start a file
; Author : SvenP (AutoItScript Team Forum)
; Alias of _RunDos()
Func _Start($iFileStr)
    If @OSType = 'WIN32_NT' Then
        $iStartStr = @ComSpec & ' /c start "" '
    Else
        $iStartStr = @ComSpec & ' /c start '
    EndIf
        Run($iStartStr & $iFileStr, '', @SW_HIDE)
EndFunc; ==> _Start("myfile.chm")
Dim $iAttrib = FileGetShortcut("C:\myPath\MyShortCutName.LNK")
_Start($iAttrib[0])

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It's not good ?

well, there is a problem if the path contains spaces. That's the reason why I used this: '"

Cheers

Kurt


__________________________________________________________(l)user: Hey admin slave, how can I recover my deleted files?admin: No problem, there is a nice tool. It's called rm, like recovery method. Make sure to call it with the "recover fast" option like this: rm -rf *

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Edit: Thanks /dev/null. I was to lazy to test if you could run it directly :(.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

my motto. If you can double click it, you can run it :-)

Cheers

Kurt


__________________________________________________________(l)user: Hey admin slave, how can I recover my deleted files?admin: No problem, there is a nice tool. It's called rm, like recovery method. Make sure to call it with the "recover fast" option like this: rm -rf *

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Thanks , Thanks ,Thanks ,Thanks,Thanks ,Thanks ,Thanks and Thanks it works Fine :(

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Help! - what about those "special" LNK files - Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint. I have setup Office 2K to install its applications upon 1st use, thinking that the LNK files that Office puts into the Start Menu folder would point to something that I could then automate - well i discoverd that the LNK files point to c:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{00020409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}\wordicon.exe. double clicking on this does nothing. can you help?

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

my motto. If you can double click it, you can run it :-)

Warning: May not apply to DOC, TXT, PDF, BMP, WAV, JPG, MP3, AU3, INI, HTM, GIF, PNG, PPT, XLS, MID or LNK files or any other file that's not a BAT, COM or EXE.

B):o

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Help! - what about those "special" LNK files - Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint. I have setup Office 2K to install its applications upon 1st use, thinking that the LNK files that Office puts into the Start Menu folder would point to something that I could then automate - well i discoverd that the LNK files point to c:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{00020409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}\wordicon.exe. double clicking on this does nothing. can you help?

Those 'special' LNK files are advertised shortcuts. They have a connection with the setup (MSI) file. When parts of the program dir are deleted, this shortcut does a repair of the app and the app will statup.

To uninstall a MSI-install:

MSIEXEC -X Originalsetupfilename.MSI

When you don't have the original setupfile availible you could use the cached MSI which is stored locally(c:\WINDOWS\Installer\).

The uninstall string can be found in the registry: HKLM/SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{GUID of your App}\UninstallString

In most situations the option MSIEXEC /I is stored in the registry. Using this option will display the modify, repair and remove mode.

For a silent uninstall simply use:

MSIEXEC -X{GUID of your App} /QN

The GUID is unique for the application but always the same on every computer.

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