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Fileinstall install path = regread - possible?

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Hello i want to read the reg, find value and make it the default install path for fileinstall, for all my folders and files, is it even possible?

and IF not possible to add all files and folders will it be possible just to add one single file and still let it install with regread path?

Here's some code im playing with.

;Finding files in scriptdir - Perhaps tmp dir is needed instead?
$search = FileFindFirstFile("*.*")
;ModInstallPath Folder
$modfolder = RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam", "ModInstallPath")
;source sdk base 2007 folder
$source_sdk_folder = StringReplace($modfolder, "half-life", "\source sdk base 2007\platform\config")
$b = True
;Reading reg path if not found, terminates script
RegRead('HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam','ModInstallPath')
If @error = 1 Then
Msgbox(0, 'Error', 'Key "ModInstallPath" was not found, please reinstall steam service again.')
exit
EndIf
While 1
    $file = FileFindNextFile($search)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
wend
; Check if the search was successful
If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories matched the search pattern")
    Exit
EndIf
;Include all files and folders and install/extract them to $source_sdk_folder <- ie
If $b = True Then
FileInstall("$search", "$source_sdk_folder\*.*")
EndIf
 
; Close the search handle
FileClose($search)

This is my first sample that i know is working well, but i dont want more files to lay around, just one single exe file, actually like a small installer :graduated:

This script read the files that are in the scriptdir and then reads the reg to make path and copy them there.

; Shows the filenames of all files in the current directory.
$search = FileFindFirstFile("*.*")
;ModInstallPath Folder
$modfolder = RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam", "ModInstallPath")
;source sdk base 2007 folder
$source_sdk_folder = StringReplace($modfolder, "half-life", "\source sdk base 2007\platform\")
; Check if the search was successful
If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories matched the search pattern")
    Exit
EndIf
While 1
    $file = FileFindNextFile($search)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
 
WEnd
 
DirCreate($source_sdk_folder & "\config\")
FileCopy(@ScriptDir & "",$source_sdk_folder & "\config")
; Close the search handle
FileClose($search)

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You can't use FileInstall with a variable as the source, it has to point to a literal string to the file, full path or relative path doesn't matter, as long as it can be found by the string. Also, you shouldn't put quotes around your variables, then they become strings containing the variable names.


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A workaround would be to fileinstall() the files to a temp dir and then move them afterwards. Another method I recently saw in the examples forum, jscripts

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Thank you ill look into it :graduated:

A workaround would be to fileinstall() the files to a temp dir and then move them afterwards. Another method I recently saw in the examples forum, jscripts ?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>

You can't use FileInstall with a variable as the source, it has to point to a literal string to the file, full path or relative path doesn't matter, as long as it can be found by the string. Also, you shouldn't put quotes around your variables, then they become strings containing the variable names.

A workaround would be to fileinstall() the files to a temp dir and then move them afterwards. Another method I recently saw in the examples forum, jscripts ?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>

Thanks for both answers!.

I'll look into it now ;)

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I would also read the forum rules too.


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Looks like he's trying to create a backup of installed mods for a game, nothing wrong with that.

I would search the registry for the path to the mods

use filecopy to put them into a known path

then you can use fileinstall on the known path for the backup

(much exactly like KaFu suggested)


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