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I'd like to do simple copy of a directory reading an ini for the path.

I'm pretty sure it's not a big deal but for a noob like me... Well I'm looking for a solution since 2 hours now :)


#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
$dircp = IniRead("path.ini", "Path", "path", " ERROR")

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "path is: : " & $dircp)
DirCopy ("Guideone", $dircp)

The value returned by iniread is correct, but the dircopy does nothing,


Any idea? :)

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Syntax looks correct, normally I would write the script like so, it's basically the same as your script except with some error handling, hope it makes sense.

Local $sSrcPath = @ScriptDir & "\Guideone"
    If FileExists($sSrcPath) = 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, "Error", "Source File: " & $sSrcPath & " doe's not exist.")
Local $sTgtPath = IniRead(@ScriptDir & "\Path.ini", "Path", "Path", "Error")
    If $sTgtPath = "Error" Then Exit MsgBox(16, "Error", "Error Reading Ini.")

Local $hDirCopy = DirCopy ($sSrcPath, $sTgtPath, 1) ;~ Flag 1 means overwrite existing folder
    If $hDirCopy = 1 Then
        MsgBox(64, "Success", "Copied:" & @CRLF & @TAB & $sSrcPath & @CRLF & " To: " & @CRLF & @TAB & $sTgtPath)
        MsgBox(16, "Failure", "Error Copying:" & @CRLF & @TAB & $sSrcPath & @CRLF & " To: " & @CRLF & @TAB & $sTgtPath)


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Thank you very much again, It says that the folder is copied exept it doesn't, maybe It's a bug with dircopy

I tried to compile it and run it as administrator with no success.

Maybe  I can try to do the same thing runing a command like

xcopy guideone "F:\Jeux\Steam\SteamApps\common\Fallout 4\guideone" /s /y /I

but passing the destination dir as variable

something like

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
$dircp = IniRead("path.ini", "Path", "path", " ERROR")
Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & "xcopy ", & "guideone " &$dircp & " /s" " /y" " /I", "", @SW_HIDE)

I'll test that, what do you think?

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