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Is it possible to copy files to startup in autoit?

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Hello autoit community :)

I wanted to know if it was possible to define the currently logged on username in autoit like %USERNAME% in DOS

(Im creating a program for my friends and I want it to start on boot)

Example: Filecopy myfile.au3 "C:Users%USERNAME%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup"

Something like that anyways

Thank you for taking time to help me :)

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@UserName, but that won't help if you want something to run on boot up, it would only help if you wanted it to run on log in, Which from your pathname, it appears that's what you're trying to get to.

Edited by BrewManNH

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@UserName, but that won't help if you want something to run on boot up, it would only help if you wanted it to run on log in, Which from your pathname, it appears that's what you're trying to get to.

Yeah, It will copy itself to thier startup, and when they log in, the program will start.

Also, this dosen't appear to be working, and when I checked the syntax should be correct, and it shows no error

FileCopy ( "C:Users@usernameDesktopexample.exe", "C:Users@usernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup")

It is just will not copy example.exe to C:Users@usernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup

anything I did wrong?

Thanks once more for helping

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Your FileCopy command is written wrong, you have the macro inside the quotes.

FileCopy("C:\Users\" & @UserName & "\Desktop\example.exe", "C:\Users\" & @UserName & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup")
 

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Your FileCopy command is written wrong, you have the macro inside the quotes.

FileCopy("C:\Users\" & @UserName & "\Desktop\example.exe", "C:\Users\" & @UserName & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup")
 

 

Ok, it worked this time, and I will remember this in the future. Thanks for all of your help :)

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You're welcome.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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