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Merrik

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has an explaination for the following: I have a script that I use IniRead and it points to C:\Windows\System32 on Windows 7. It fails to find the file. If I place the INI file somewhere else like C:\Windows or on my D:\ drive for example it works fine. I am running the script ad Administrator.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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guinness

What about adding #RequireAdmin at the top of you Script?


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BrewManNH

Are you using @SystemDir on an x64 version of Windows 7? Because it will point to another folder on an x64 system.


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Merrik

I am using Windows 7 X64, but I am not using @SYSTEMDIR.

#RequireAdmin

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=n

#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

$var = IniRead("C:\Windows\system32\myfile.ini", "Time", "TimeIS", "NotFound")

MsgBox(4096, "Result", $var)

 

; INI File contains
; [Time]
; TimeIS=10:45

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BrewManNH

With the way that Windows 7 is locked down to prevent unwanted tampering with system files, I would suggest not putting anything into the system32 or even the C:\Windows folders that doesn't belong there. An .ini file doesn't need to be in there to operate, it isn't working because it's in there, so put it somewhere that it will work and all problems are solved. It is one of the things you have to be aware of when working with the system folders, and find a work-around that doesn't impact what you're trying to do.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

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AdmiralAlkex

I am using Windows 7 X64, but I am not using @SYSTEMDIR.

#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=n
$var = IniRead("C:\Windows\system32\myfile.ini", "Time", "TimeIS", "NotFound")

That's clearly your problem. x86 apps get redirected to the x86 system-folder, SysWOW64, they don't work in system32 without workarounds.

If you have some extra time I recommend you check out Programming Guide for 64-bit Windows, but if you're in a hurry skip directly to File System Redirector for now.

It will explain why this happens and how to work with it :mellow:

And I hope that was just a bad example, user data should not be in the system-folders.

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