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Is there a way to look up for a folder name but I just know half part of it by using autoit coding?

for example, my full folder names are HG1234_1972, HG1234_1973, HG1234_1975 .....

it just has the same name before underscore  but different number after underscore  and I only know the name HG1234 ...

is there  a way to code so it can list all folders with that name HG1234?


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Yes, look at _FileListToArray (or _FileListToArrayRec if the folders are not within the same folder) - both accept wildcards in the path parameter and both will list folders as well as files. :)


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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Argh Melba,  it works for me  today using _filelisttoarray.

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I was so bored....I decided to write a function for you...

Local $sFolders = GetMatchingFolders('C:\FullPathTo\Folder\YouWant\ToSearch', 'HG1234_')
If $sFolders Then
    Local $aFolders = StringRegExp($sFolders, '([^\|]+)', 3)
    For $f In $aFolders
        MsgBox(0, '', $f)

Func GetMatchingFolders($sSearchRoot, $sStartsWith)
    Local $hFound = FileFindFirstFile($sSearchRoot & '\*'), $sNext, $sMatches
    If $hfound <> -1 Then
        While 1
            $sNext = FileFindNextFile($hFound)
            If @error Then
            ElseIf @extended Then
                If StringInStr($sNext, $sStartsWith) = 1 Then $sMatches &= $sSearchRoot & '\' & $sNext & '|'
    Return $sMatches

                                  an even more bored person


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