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  Trying to to find a way to get the full path to a programs executable with that program not running.

I have searched the Help File and forums and have not been able to find a way that works the same every time.

This works but only on some programs: >_GetInstalledPath ( I got this to find the full path to Irfan View's exe by only using "iview", "Irfan" as the criteria, strangely enough it only worked on that one program. )

>This works too but only if you know the exact name of the exe. And in this same thread >this was mentioned which leads me to believe that there is an easier more foolproof way.

  With all the WinApi Path modules, I cant believe there isn't one that does this... :(

Thanks in advance for any pointers.


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You can arrange the code from your 2nd link
This one returns the path for all the exe which name includes the word 'autoit'

#include <Constants.au3>
$sDriveToSearch = "C:\"
$sAppToFind = "autoit"
Local $foo = Run(@ComSpec & ' /c dir "' & $sDriveToSearch & '"' & '*.exe /s/b', "", @SW_HIDE, $STDOUT_CHILD)
Local $line, $path
While 1
    $line = StdoutRead($foo)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
    If StringInStr(StringRegExpReplace($line, '.+\\(.+)', "$1"), $sAppToFind) Then $path &= StringStripWS($line, 3) & @CRLF
Msgbox(0,"", $path)
;ConsoleWrite($path & @CRLF)
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