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hey everyone, Im just getting started with AutoIT but it seemed like it would be best to help me out of the issue im having. i have a pretty basic bat file that i want to convert, but im not sure the best way to do that. below is the bat file:

if not exist "C:\Folder\" mkdir C:\Folder
if not exist "C:\Folder\Documents" mkdir C:\Folder\Documents
xcopy "\\networklocation\packages\Folder" "C:\Folder"
xcopy "C:\Folder\program.lnk" "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp"

any help would be greatly appreciated! im hoping to learn as much as i can so i can start incorporating AutoIT into my everyday.

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Welcome to AutoIt and the forum!

For the first two lines I suggest function FileExists.

For the next two lines please check function FileCopy or ShellExecute.

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#include <FileConstants.au3>

FileCopy("\\networklocation\packages\Folder\*", "C:\Folder", $FC_CREATEPATH)
FileCopy("C:\Folder\program.lnk", @StartupDir)

Note that I used $FC_CREATEPATH, which will automatically create the folder if it doesn't exist, so I don't need to check/create it before.

However I'm worried about the link. It may not work since it came from another machine (a network share). Consider FileCreateShortcut("C:\Folder\shortcut_target", @StartupDir) instead.

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