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Looking for a script which will lookup for a file & replace it? Can someone please help me with this

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Are you looking in a given set of folders? Or searching an entire drive?


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Also, when you say you're looking to search for a file, and then replace it. Are you looking at the file name? Replacing it how?


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I am trying to replace a specific file in the following direcotry %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\68miioew.default whereas

68miioew.default
is different for all the users. How do i accomplish this? I am actually replacing this file from AppData & also from the program directory that is why i need a script which will search the file name lets say (abc.js) & replace.

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One way to do it is using FileSelectFolder then _FileListToArray to get all the content of it in an array.

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I'm working on a quick script to give you an example, but I need to know what you are doing to each folder. Which of the following describes you?

1) You are replacing ALL profiles with a separate profile

2) You are checking to see which profile each user has and then doing something

3) Other


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Looking for a abc.js file & replacing it from that directory & also from the p[rogram directory.. Not replacing the whole profile just the abc.js file

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Well, I couldn't find an abc.js file, so I assume that's not the actual file name and as such I can't give you exactly what you need. However, here is the basic concept:

#Include <File.au3>

$aFolders =_FileListToArray("C:\Documents and Settings","*",2)                                              ;This will list all of the folders in the main Documents and Settings folder
$sCopyFolder = "Path to the folder to be copied"                                                            ;This is the path to the folder you wish to be copied

For $i = 1 To UBound($aFolders) - 1                                                                         ;This will repeat for each profile folder
    $sFolder = "C:\Documents and Settings\" & $aFolders[$i] & "\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\" ;The location of each individual profiles folder
    If FileExists($sFolder) = 1 Then                                                                        ;Check to see if the given user has a Firefox profile folder, if so, then
        $aFiles = _FileListToArray($sFolder)                                                                ;This will pull in the name of the one profile folder. I.E. 68miioew.default
        DirRemove($sFolder & $aFiles[1],1)                                                                  ;This will delete out the current .default folder
        DirCopy($sCopyFolder,$sFolder & $aFiles[1])                                                         ;This will copy the entire .default folder to the new location
    EndIf
Next                                                                                                        ;This repeats the For loop

DONT RUN THIS AS IS! Currently, it will replace an entire directory as that is what I thought you were doing. You can edit this basic concept to fit your needs though, as most of the code will be the same.

Let me know if you have any questions.

- Fett


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file name is prefs.js

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#10 ·  Posted

thanks for ur help Fett

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