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Include all files and folders in a script

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I'm working on a new script to include all files and folders from a target folder and install them into Windows\Temp. I looked at the help files in AutoIT and tried to use FileInstall with \*.* but that crashed and burned.

Could someone please let know if there is a command I can use to include all the files and folders from my target folder and install them to my destination? Once the files are there, I'm going to kick of an .MSI and run an upgrade.

Thank you for any help! :idiot:

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

you got the wrong function

try with FileCopy() it supports wildcards

Edited by PhoenixXL

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I'll try that Thx, but in the same script can you tell me why this doesn't write to the registry?

RegWrite("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce","SEPTool","Reg_SZ","C:WindowsTempSEPFileName.exe")

Thankx.

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Permissions would be my first guess.


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Thank You for the FileCopy tip. That worked fine.

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Thank You for the FileCopy tip. That worked fine.

How will this work when trying to install something new on a computer that doesn't have the files required for the installer yet?

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For Permissions, I'm running the SciTE as Admin and I added the #RequireAdmin command to the script and I'm logged into my system as me (Admin on the system) and running the script on the same.

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Good Point on the FileCopy. The script isn't including the files just doing a copy from point A to Point B. So back to my first question: How do you copy (include) the contents of one folder and install the same?

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For Permissions, I'm running the SciTE as Admin and I added the #RequireAdmin command to the script and I'm logged into my system as me (Admin on the system) and running the script on the same.

are you running on a X64 version of windows ? have you checked the WOW6432Node hive?

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Good Point on the FileCopy. The script isn't including the files just doing a copy from point A to Point B. So back to my first question: How do you copy (include) the contents of one folder and install the same?

One of the previous responses points you to a script which helps generating all required FileInstall()'s, but what I always have done is to put all required files into a Selfextracting ZIP file and then only include that EXE, which you then FileInstall() to @Temp and Run() to expand.

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Thank You for the WOW6432Node comment. It was there. I didn't even consider that! Nice!

Also, I like the idea of zipping up the files and installing as a single file and I'll do that.

Great Help Everyone!

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Thank You for the WOW6432Node comment. It was there. I didn't even consider that! Nice!

AutoIt3 installs by default the x86 version so when you need to write to the x64 hive, you need to compile/run the x64 version.

When installing the full version of SciTE4AutoIt3, you could use the "#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=y" directive.


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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

try with FileCopy() it supports wildcards

For FileInstall a literal string would be required

use FileCopy to place the file at that particular string ;)

orelse try with resources !!

Edited by PhoenixXL

My code:

PredictText: Predict Text of an Edit Control Like Scite. Remote Gmail: Execute your Scripts through Gmail. StringRegExp:Share and learn RegExp.

Run As System: A command line wrapper around PSEXEC.exe to execute your apps scripts as System (LSA). Database: An easier approach for _SQ_LITE beginners.

MathsEx: A UDF for Fractions and LCM, GCF/HCF. FloatingText: An UDF for make your text floating. Clipboard Extendor: A clipboard monitoring tool. 

Custom ScrollBar: Scroll Bar made with GDI+, user can use bitmaps instead. RestrictEdit_SRE: Restrict text in an Edit Control through a Regular Expression.

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