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Eambo

Hi Everyone,

I'm wondering what the best way to make a copy of a folder is. I want a prompt that asks a user if they want to make a backup, and should they hit yes it'll automate the process. So far I have this, but it doesn't want to work:

runwait(@comspec & "xcopy /s/e/i" & $InstallPath & "," & $InstallPath2 & "\Backup2")

But that just doesn't seem to want to work. Is there a built in method of doing this? If not, does anyone know what's wrong with the above?

Thanks! :-)

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GEOSoft

See DirCopy() in the help file or try

runwait(@comspec & " xcopy /s/e/i" & $InstallPath & "," & $InstallPath2 & "\Backup2")

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Eambo

See DirCopy() in the help file or try

runwait(@comspec & " xcopy /s/e/i" & $InstallPath & "," & $InstallPath2 & "\Backup2")

Thanks very much. I tried DirCopy, however it didn't copy sub directories - was I possibly doing something wrong?

Also your code looked much more promising, it launched a command prompt window...but it just sat there and didn't copy anything unfortunately :-( Thanks for trying to help, much appreciated!

Edit: Aha! It looks like if the folder already exists, it will not copy the files. I had a DirCreate before it, thinking the directory needed to exist - removed this and it seems to be working!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! :-)

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GEOSoft

glad you found the answer. The help file will do wonders.


George

Question about decompiling code? Read the decompiling FAQ and don't bother posting the question in the forums.

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The PCRE (Regular Expression) ToolKit for AutoIT - (Updated Oct 20, 2011 ver:3.0.1.13) - Please update your current version before filing any bug reports. The installer now includes both 32 and 64 bit versions. No change in version number.

Visit my Blog .. currently not active but it will soon be resplendent with news and views. Also please remove any links you may have to my website. it is soon to be closed and replaced with something else.

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