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camaro4life18

I'm trying to create a shortcut using FileCreateShortcut. Here is the line of code I am using to do so:

FileCreateShortcut("%JAVA_HOME%" & "\bin\javaws.exe", $SHORTCUT_PATH & "\TEAMLEADER", $SHORTCUT_PATH, $GALC_URL)

It creates the shortcut just fine, but it keeps adding "C:" to the start of the target. How can I get it to not do that? %JAVA_HOME% is a System Environment Variable. If I edit the created shortcut and delete the "C:" it works just fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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camaro4life18

I want to avoid doing that, because the JAVA_HOME variable can change if a newer version of java gets installed.

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BrewManNH

Try this.

Opt("ExpandEnvStrings", 1)

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camaro4life18

 

Try this.

Opt("ExpandEnvStrings", 1)

That didn't seem to help any.

 

When the Environment strings are expanded it would get the Environment path, so if you have a new JAVA version, the variable would obviously get changed !!

 

The idea of this script is to create a shortcut that never has to be changed.

 

Although, I might as well just create an executable AutoIt file and run the java app from there if I can't get it to get rid of the C:

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BrewManNH

I see the problem you're talking about.

 

The shortcut created has a target of 

C:%JAVA_HOME%binjavaws.exe http://test.com

Rather than just

%JAVA_HOME%binjavaws.exe http://test.com

EDIT: I notice that it only prepends the "C:" to the shortcut if the environment variable doesn't exist. If I use %systemroot% in place of %java_home% it doesn't add the drive letter. If I use %systemroo% (misspelling systemroot) it does add the drive letter. Looks like a bug to me.

Edited by BrewManNH

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camaro4life18

Well, I know the variable exists, because my script creates it.

Here's all the code:

$JAVA_HOME = EnvGet("JAVA_HOME")
If $JAVA_HOME = "" Then 
   If @OSVersion = "WIN_7" Then
      If FileExists("C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_03") Then
         $JAVA_HOME = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_03"
      EndIf
   ElseIf FileExists("C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.5.0_12") Then
         $JAVA_HOME = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.5.0_12"
   EndIf
ElseIf @OSVersion = "WIN_XP" Then
   If FileExists("C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03") Then
      $JAVA_HOME = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03"
   EndIf
   ElseIf FileExists("C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_12") Then
      $JAVA_HOME = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_12"
   EndIf
RegWrite("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment", "JAVA_HOME", "REG_SZ", $JAVA_HOME)


$GALC_URL = "http://galchminline1naprod.hmin.am.honda.com/BaseWebStart/TEAMLEADER.host"
$SHORTCUT_PATH = ""
If @OSVersion = "WIN_7" Then
   $SHORTCUT_PATH = "C:\Users\Default\Desktop"
Else
   $SHORTCUT_PATH = "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Desktop"
EndIf
FileCreateShortcut("%JAVA_HOME%" & "\bin\javaws.exe", $SHORTCUT_PATH & "\TEAMLEADER", $SHORTCUT_PATH, $GALC_URL)

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sahsanu

 

Well, I know the variable exists, because my script creates it.

 

Use EnvSet first to create the environment variable and it will create the shorcut correctly:

EnvSet("JAVA_HOME", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_03")
FileCreateShortcut("%JAVA_HOME%" & "\bin\javaws.exe", $SHORTCUT_PATH & "\TEAMLEADER", $SHORTCUT_PATH, $GALC_URL)

Edit: I forget to mention that you should take a look to "Remarks" in the help file for EnvSet function.

Cheers,

sahsanu

Edited by sahsanu

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