Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
st4vr0s

Copying a file to \AppData\Local\Test

9 posts in this topic

Hi,

I'm trying to copy a file to \AppData\Local\Test\1\batches on a windows 7 PC

I have used

#RequireAdmin
FileCopy ("C:SOFTWARE\Tests.batch", "@AppDataDir\Local\Test\1\batches",9)

But it doesn't copy the file.

If I put the full actual path in it works ok but I wanted to use a variable.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



#2 ·  Posted (edited)

FileCopy ("C:SOFTWARETests.batch", @AppDataDir & "LocalTest1batches",9)

Edited by Jos

Visit the SciTE4AutoIt3 Download page for the latest versions        Beta files                                                          Forum Rules
 
Live for the present,
Dream of the future,
Learn from the past.
  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That doesn't work.

Any other suggestions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I use

FileCopy ("C:SOFTWARETests.batch", @AppDataDir & "LocalTest1batches",9)

Nothing copies

But if I remove the from the front of Local it places a "RoamingLocal" folder in the AppData directory with my sub directories and .batch file in there too.

Where am I going wrong?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

#5 ·  Posted (edited)

@AppDataDir returns the applicationData directory which is:

c:usersuseridAppDataRoaming

so when you really need to copy to:

c:usersuseridAppDataLocal

you could do it this way:

FileCopy ("C:SOFTWARETests.batch", @AppDataDir & "..LocalTest1batches",9)

or

FileCopy ("C:SOFTWARETests.batch", @UserProfileDir & "appdataLocalTest1batches",9)
Edited by Jos

Visit the SciTE4AutoIt3 Download page for the latest versions        Beta files                                                          Forum Rules
 
Live for the present,
Dream of the future,
Learn from the past.
  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Windows 7 does not give access to ...AppDataLocal.

Are you sure? I can simply go there with my Explorer and this example worked fine for me:

FileCopy("C:tempTest.txt", @UserProfileDir & "appdataLocalTesttest.txt", 9)

Visit the SciTE4AutoIt3 Download page for the latest versions        Beta files                                                          Forum Rules
 
Live for the present,
Dream of the future,
Learn from the past.
  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That works on my Win7 boxes as well.


√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On my Windows 7 machine, I have an environment variable calle "LOCALAPPDATA" that points to the C:Users<my username>AppDataLocal folder, so maybe use the EnvGet function to get to that location would work if it's the same on other Windows 7 versions, mine is Win7 Enterprise x64.


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.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

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.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0