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help opening multiple folders

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I have a need to open multiple folders. The name changes everyday. Their names each include todays date. So the folder structure would look like this.

PM Exports

   03-25-14 OPEN Exports

   03-25-14 NDP Exports

   03-25-14 Bumper Exports

I need to cycle through the PM Exports folder and open each folder that has the date in the folders name.

I have working code to open and place a window

;open promo AM NPR folder
ShellExecute($promo_AM_NPR_Folder )
$thepath2 = ($promo_AM_NPR_Folder )
$hHandle3 = WinWait("", $thepath2)
WinMove($hHandle3, "", 500, 600, 400, 500)

I have code to get todays date

; month
$the_month = @MON ;12

;the day
$the_day = @mday ;18

;the year
$the_year = @YEAR ;2012
$the_year2 = StringTrimLeft ($the_year,2);12

local $todays_export = $the_month & "-" & $the_day & "-" & $the_year2 ;12-18-12

MsgBox (4096, "The Date", $todays_export);12-18-12

can someone help me loop through the PM EXports folder. Thanks.

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here is the code that used when I started this project over a year ago but nerver finished.

;open daily promo folders


#include <File.au3>
#include <Array.au3>


; month
$the_month = @MON ;12

;the day
$the_day = @mday ;18

;the year
$the_year = @YEAR ;2012
$the_year2 = StringTrimLeft ($the_year,2);12

local $todays_export = $the_month & "-" & $the_day & "-" & $the_year2 ;12-18-12

MsgBox (4096, "The Date", $todays_export);12-18-12

;============================================================
$promo_list = "\\10.10.44.160\Daily 700 Club Promos\Audio Exports\PM Exports"
$all_promos = _FileListToArray($promo_list)
Local $todays_promo_list[1]
Local $1030ViewFolder_list[1]

For $i = 1 To $all_promos[0] ;the [0] element holds the count
If StringInStr($all_promos[$i],  $todays_export) Then ;NEXTDAY 12-18-12
   ;_ArrayAdd($1030ViewFolder_list, $all_promos[$i])
   _ArrayAdd($todays_promo_list, $all_promos[$i])

ElseIf StringInStr($all_promos[$i], "OPEN") Then
   _ArrayAdd($todays_promo_list, $all_promos[$i])
ElseIf StringInStr($all_promos[$i], "NEXTDAY") Then
   _ArrayAdd($todays_promo_list, $all_promos[$i])
   ElseIf StringInStr($all_promos[$i], "NDP") Then
   _ArrayAdd($todays_promo_list, $all_promos[$i])
ElseIf StringInStr($all_promos[$i], "BUMP") Then
   _ArrayAdd($todays_promo_list, $all_promos[$i])
ElseIf StringInStr($all_promos[$i], "BMP") Then
   _ArrayAdd($todays_promo_list, $all_promos[$i])

EndIf

Next
;_ArrayDisplay($todays_promo_list, "promos") ;this array has ALL promos
MsgBox (4096, "The Date", "hi")

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Why do you need to open the folders? What are you doing in the folders that requires them to be opened in Windows Explorer that can't be done some other way?


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