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I'm having troubles with FileExist function.

My autoit version is

I'm working with C:\windows\System32 folder.

On windows 7

I use this script copied and modified from FileExist.au3 from the Autoit Help chm

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIFiles.au3>


Func Example()
    ; Create a constant variable in Local scope of the filepath that will be read/written to.
    Local $sFilePath =  "C:\windows\System32\PrintBrmUi.exe"
    ; Then try with : C:\windows\System32\printui.exe
    Local $sFileVersion = FileGetVersion($sFilePath, $FV_PRODUCTNAME)

    ;Local $iFileExists = FileExists($sFilePath)

    ; Display a message of whether the file exists or not.
    If FileExists($sFilePath) Then
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "The file " & $sFilePath & " exists. "  & @CRLF & $sFileVersion)
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "The file " & $sFilePath & " doesn't exist."  & @CRLF & $sFileVersion)

EndFunc   ;==>Example

if the productname of  the file  doesn't have key words like Windows or Microsoft

it say that the file do not exist...


Try it it!


Send me your feedbacks





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Did you run it with the x86 version or x64 version of autoit?
Try them both and you probably find that the x64 version will work as expected.


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Worked fine here win10x64 same version of autoit


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14 minutes ago, JohnOne said:

The above works, I still think it's weird it does not without it, when the path to the file is hard coded, and not @SystemDir.





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@SystemDir returns the redirected path if you're using a x64 version of the OS and a x86 script.
The native System32 directory is then accessible under the @WindowsDir & \sysnative directory.
If you want to run a x64 program stored in the native System32 directory, use _WinAPI_Wow64EnableWow64FsRedirection ( False ) before.

It's still possible to use a code like below, It can work but you may have issues.

EnvSet("PATH", @WindowsDir & "\sysnative;" & EnvGet("PATH"))


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