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Kingpix

Weird and probably stupid problem with DirCopy

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello everyone!

I'm writing an installer for my application that does a backup at a certain point. I'm writing AutoIT code since 3 years, and I really can't figure out why this line doesn't work.

DirCopy(@ScriptDir, @ScriptDir & "\MWBackup", 1)

I feel REALLY stupid, that's so simple! :S

For some reason it creates the Directory but it doesn't copy files in it. Can you help me please? It works as intended with ANY other source folder.

Edited by Kingpix

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I guess the target directory is created first and then the function tries to copy that into itself...

#include <File.au3>
Local $s_TempDir = _TempFile(@TempDir, "~", "", 7)
DirCopy(@ScriptDir, $s_TempDir & "\", 1)
DirRemove($s_TempDir & "\MWBackup\", 1) ; to avoid recursion during backup (taking a backup of the old backup)
DirCopy($s_TempDir & "\", @ScriptDir & "\MWBackup\", 1)
DirRemove($s_TempDir, 1)

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Thanks for the input, but I realized there is another problem.

The @ScriptDir macro returns "E:", which is the root of the E HDD. And that's correct, but after doing some research I found out that DirCopy doesn't work with HDD roots. :(

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Even though, it seems weird to copy something inside itself.

Edit: If this last does not work you can do a recursive copy, there may be some examples on the forum (e.g: _RecFileListToArray combined with FileCopy) ;).

Br, FireFox.

Edited by FireFox

 

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