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x86 & x64 scripting question

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am632

Hi,

I have a script that uses @ProgramFilesDir which when compiled as an x86 app returns the value Program Files (x86).

But I want the program to be able to run on 64-bit machines and use the value 'Program Files' without the (x86) part but I dont want to compile it as a 64-bit app because this wont run on 32-bit machines and I dont want 2 seperate exe's. How can I overcome this? I was thinking of creating a new variable to replace the @ProgramFilesDir. I was thinking something like this at the top of my script.

If @OSArch = "x64" then
$ProgramFilesDir = something here
else
$ProgramFilesDir = @ProgramFilesDir
EndIf

and then compiling my exe to x86.

Can anyone help with this please? Or should I just compile 2 exe's?

Thanks

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AdmiralAlkex

Well in the worst case scenario you can always call Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection (search the forum or even the helpfile)

Read File System Redirector

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guinness

Isn't the value of @ProgramFilesDir determined at runtime, not compile time?

Yes

am632,

Search the Forum please. You're not the first person to ask this question.


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