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Removable Drive Help

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Hello All,

I have spent what feels like too much time trying to create a script to copy a file from the hard drive to a removable USB drive. I am struggling with defining variables and feel if I can get over something simple, the rest should fall into place.

So I figured find the drive letter and display the drive found in a simple message box. Here is my script:

If WinExists("AutoPlay") Then

winclose("AutoPlay")

EndIf

$var=DriveGetDrive( "Removable" )

$DriveLetter = string($var)

msgbox(4096,"Removable Drive",$DriveLetter)

But, all I get is a blank box. I know this is very basic, but any help would be greatly appreciated. This is for Windows 7 Pro, and the USB could be plugged into any of three USB ports.

I will continue banging my head against the desk until something useful comes out...<sigh>

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Thats because DriveGetDrive returns an array for the result, according to the Help File. Try this:

#include <Array.au3>
If WinExists("AutoPlay") Then winclose("AutoPlay")
$var=DriveGetDrive( "Removable" )
$DriveLetter =($var)
_ArrayDisplay($var)
Edited by chachew

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

chachew, you might want to remove the String conversion part.

Edited by guinness
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chachew, you might want to remove the String conversion part.

Thanks guinness, forgot that part...tested it working either way :D

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OK, I kind of meant this >>

#include <Array.au3>

Global $aArray

If WinExists("AutoPlay") Then
    WinClose("AutoPlay")
EndIf
$aArray = DriveGetDrive("Removable")
_ArrayDisplay($aArray)


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I see :D

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Thanks so much for the help. I understand how both scripts work (at least a little), but where I get lost, which is the "correct" way and why? Is there some advantage to one method over the other?

Trying to teach myself, so I want to be sure to continue down the best path.

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