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qwert

I get -1 returned when I attempt FileOpen("C:\Scripts\Filename.dll", 2)

The file is one that my script wrote earlier (yes, it's named as a dll) and then set the +H attribute.

If I take (i.e., edit) away the +H, the file opens fine. 

Are hidden files invisible to a normal FileOpen?  If so, is there a prescribed method for opening them?

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

 

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BrewManNH

You could always use FileSetAttrib to make sure it isn't hidden, but for some reason FileOpen in write mode seems to have trouble finding/opening a hidden file.

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qwert

Thanks for the reply.  I've also found this very general statement:

A file may fail to open due to access rights or attributes.

I guess I'll delete the file if it exists, and then open as a normal file, write it ... and then set the attributes.

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