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Swirl

I am new to Autoit, but i believe the macro "DesktopDir" does not allow enough characters to read the path to my Windows 7 desktop. When called it comes back showing a path that is just part of the real path. I wil appreciate knowing another macro that will read the right path, or how "DesktopDir"can be corrected. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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guinness

What should it be and what does @DesktopDir show?


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kaotkbliss

Sometimes, if a path has a space in it, you need to add quotes before and after like

""&DesktopDir&""
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PhoenixXL

does this help ?

#include <WinapiEx.au3>

; parameter $iFlag possible values
Global Const $SHGFP_TYPE_CURRENT = 0; // current value for user, verify it exists
Global Const $SHGFP_TYPE_DEFAULT = 1; // default value, may not exist function
MsgBox ( 64, "Result:", _WinAPI_ShellGetKnownFolderPath( "{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}", $SHGFP_TYPE_CURRENT ) )


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LarryDalooza

Sometimes, if a path has a space in it, you need to add quotes before and after like

""&DesktopDir&""

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Swirl

Thanks all for quick response, The path the macro @DesktopDir should be looking for is C:UserschuckDesktop. The program starts and and returns a dialogue box saying path: "serschuckDesktop" does not exist; that is, it truncates the path.

I tried " " &@DesktopDir& " ". It also truncated the path. It tcame back with "serschuckpublicDesktop".

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Nessie

Try this:

#Include <APIConstants.au3>
#Include <WinAPIEx.au3>

ConsoleWrite('Desktop => ' & _WinAPI_ShellGetSpecialFolderPath($CSIDL_DESKTOP) & @CR)

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kaotkbliss

are you doing something along the lines of "Send(@DesktopDir)?

I've had send lines get cut off many times. 1 solution which may work is to add Opt("SendKeyDelay", some number to change the speed) at the top of your script

Another would be to perhaps do something like

$DesktopDir = StringSplit(@DesktopDir,"")

And then Send the Different elements of the new $DesktopDir array seperately

Send($DesktopDir[1])

Send($DesktopDir[2])

ect.


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