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FileOpen() can't open from subfolder?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Okay so I've got my program here and want to give it to a few friends, so I can't specify exactly what folder it will be on. So how can I open a file using FileOpen() from a subfolder where the .exe is located?

Here's what I'm using:

If _GUICtrlTreeView_GetSelected($mainTree, $subfolderItem) Then
            $file = FileOpen("\Subfolder\Subfolder.ini", 0)
            Else
            EndIf

Using this as a test to see if it opens from "\Subfolder\" which is where the .exe is located. But whenever this function runs it just closes my program, so I assume it couldn't find the file. Because when I replace it with this:

$file = FileOpen("Subfolder.ini", 0)

and put the "Subfolder.ini" in the same folder as the .exe it runs fine and does everything it's supposed to. I've searched around and haven't really found someone with the same question because every post I find that has to do with this have people who set a specific folder to look in. I'm trying to find it from a subfolder that's located anywhere the .exe is placed.

Probably the simplest issue which I'm going to be very embarrassed with... but I just can't get it.

Edited by VioFX

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Having "\" at the beginning of the string indicates it starts at root, as in C:\Subfolder. If you leave the starting backslash off, then it can be a relative path. So perhaps one of these:

$file = FileOpen("Subfolder\Subfolder.ini", 0)

$file = FileOpen(".\Subfolder\Subfolder.ini", 0)

$file = FileOpen(@Workingdir & "\Subfolder\Subfolder.ini", 0)

:unsure:

Edited by PsaltyDS

Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... Is now in Session!For those who want somebody to write the script for them: RentACoder"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." -- Geek's corollary to Clarke's law

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Oh wow.. I had a feeling it was something that small. Well thanks lol

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Okay so I've got my program here and want to give it to a few friends, so I can't specify exactly what folder it will be on. So how can I open a file using FileOpen() from a subfolder where the .exe is located?

If you by .exe mean your AutoIt script, use @ScriptDir :unsure:

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