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This question is about adding and changing files in the Include Directory. Not a Programming Question.

Windows 8.1 Laptop.

My Include Directory, actually the entire AutoIt3 folder and everything below is read only. Maybe this is because it is in the Program Files directory, I'm not sure.

I have tried to change AutoIt3 and everything below to turn off Read Only. It acts like it works but does not.

This causes me to save my include files to my Script Directory, start File Munger and copy the file to the Include Directory, clicking OK to all the Administrator Permission requests along the way.

If I cannot make this directory writable, can I reinstall AutoIt to some other location that may not be Read Only?

Can I include a path in my #include <filename.au3> so it reads #include <mydirautoit3includefilename.au3> ?

Does anyone else have this problem with Windows 8.1 and AutoIt?

Thanks in advance for any advice!


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You should not be adding or changing files in the standard include folder - see the Adding UDFs to AutoIt and SciTE tutorial in the Wiki to see how you can create a personal include folder. :)


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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
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NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
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