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Simplest FileCopy question ever

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All I want to do is make a simple copy of a log file, but for some reason it doesn't work. I'm sure it is a stupid and obvious error, but I can't figure it out so I'm bringing it to the pros.

Can anybody tell me why this won't copy? I have tried it four ways:

First:

#include <file.au3>

FileCopy ( "C:\ProgramData\Commvault Systems\Galaxy\LogFiles\GalaxyInstallerLog.txt", "C:\ProgramData\Commvault Systems\Galaxy\LogFiles\GalaxyInstallerLogCOPY.txt" )

No dice.

Second:

#include <file.au3>

FileCopy ( '"C:\ProgramData\Commvault Systems\Galaxy\LogFiles\GalaxyInstallerLog.txt"', '"C:\ProgramData\Commvault Systems\Galaxy\LogFiles\GalaxyInstallerLogCOPY.txt"' )

Still nothing.

Third:

#include <file.au3>
Global $oldfile
Global $newfile

$oldfile = "C:\ProgramData\Commvault Systems\Galaxy\LogFiles\GalaxyInstallerLog.txt"
$newfile = "C:\ProgramData\Commvault Systems\Galaxy\LogFiles\GalaxyInstallerLogCOPY.txt"

FileCopy ($oldfile, $newfile)

Nope.

Fourth:

#include <file.au3>
Global $oldfile
Global $newfile

$oldfile = '"' & "C:\ProgramData\Commvault Systems\Galaxy\LogFiles\GalaxyInstallerLog.txt" & '"'
$newfile = '"' & "C:\ProgramData\Commvault Systems\Galaxy\LogFiles\GalaxyInstallerLogCOPY.txt" & '"'

FileCopy ($oldfile, $newfile)

None of them do anything. I'm sure it has to do with the spaces but the helpfile doesn't say anything about how to work with them. I know this is a ridiculous post so I apologize in advance, but I needed help quick.

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FileCopy won't work if the pathfilename are in quotes, so that's one reason it didn't work with some of the tries. You shouldn't need it, but have you tried running it as administrator?

Also, if you're just using FileCopy, there's no need to include the File.au3 UDF.


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Hi,

within the ProgamData Folder you(script) might need Admin Proviliges to work.

Does a simple CMD/Batch File work?

Greetz Marco

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Works for me;

#RequireAdmin
FileCopy ("C:ProgramDataCommvault SystemsGalaxyLogFilesGalaxyInstallerLog.txt", "C:ProgramDataCommvault SystemsGalaxyLogFilesGalaxyInstallerLogCOPY.txt", 8)
Edited by Fredricz

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you may need to add a ,0 or ,1 after the destination to tell it to overwrite (1) or not overwrite (0)

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#RequireAdmin was all I needed. Thank you for the help.

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No problem ;)

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