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Need help checking if drive letters are the same

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Hi,

I have an inputbox and a browse button, when the browse button is clicked you can browse for a directory and it automatically updates the inputbox with selected dir and saves it to a variable ($DESTINATION).

I also have a variable ($PICTURESDIR) determined by a folder path based on which operating system you have.

This works fine but how can I check to see if the drive letter of the backup and of the pictures path is the same or different, and display a msgbox of the result?

I'm thinking it must start off something along the lines of...

$CHECKDESTINATIONLETTER=StringLeft($DESTINATION,1)
$CHECKBACKUPLETTER=StringLeft(@HomeDrive,1)

but im not sure as this is the first time I have done this, I have had a look in the help files but i'm a bit stuck to be honest.

thanks

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Hi am632,

You're on the right way.

[autoit]

If StringLeft($DESTINATION,1) = StringLeft(@HomeDrive,1)Then

; Display errormessage

EndIf

[/auoit]

:)


Regards,Hannes[spoiler]If you can't convince them, confuse them![/spoiler]

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Another point to add to Hannes123's post is if you use "=" this is not case sensitive whereas "==" is e.g. c:\ = C:\ will be True where as c:\ == C:\ will be False.


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Yes, I thought about that, too.

Tut then sometimes drive letters can be upper or lowercase, so I think "=" would here be better to compare the strings instead of (more accurate) "==". :)


Regards,Hannes[spoiler]If you can't convince them, confuse them![/spoiler]

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No of course! I didn't want am632 to start using "==" and then wonder why the Script was failing. What you posted is what I would use or a SRE! :)


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Thank you both v much for the replies, much appreciated

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