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Change working directory dynamically according to drive letter or drive label

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Onlinezigeuner

Dear AutoIT forum,

I´m relatively new to AutoIT and don´t know if this is the right place to ask.

I have written a little script that silently deploys a software-product to multiple computers from our network-storage.

No issues so far with the installation itself, it works pretty seamless. But on multiple PCs simultaneously thats another story. The directory of the software is very large with a lot of smaller files (22,8 GB with over 75000 files) and I decided to create an ISO-file instead of the bare directory as well as copy it to the local harddisk before the installation starts.

Now the procedure has changed I need to separate the script from the software-product. No problem so far, but I am bit lost when it comes to accessing the mounted image now. The drive letter is not always the same, because possibly in some cases a user plugs in an USB-Device and Windows assigns another drive letter.

I already tried a lot of things and searched for hours, but now I realized that I need help.

How do I change the working directory dynamically according to the drive letter or drive label?

Thanks!

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Earthshine

Have you considered using seven zip for applications and just making a zip file of your install directory?


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Earthshine

Of course you can always post your code if you want help 


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Subz

You can use a unique file to determine which is the iso for example:
nb: DriveGetDrive Type CDROM should also return ISO images, it does on my system Windows 10 1709 64bit Enterprise Edition.

#include <Array.au3>

Local $aDrives = DriveGetDrive ("CDROM")
For $i = 1 To $aDrives[0]
    If FileExists($aDrives[$i] & "\setup.exe") Then MsgBox(32, "Setup Found", $aDrives[$i] & "\Setup.exe exists.")
Next

 

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Onlinezigeuner
7 hours ago, Earthshine said:

Have you considered using seven zip for applications and just making a zip file of your install directory?

I also tested that but with a good compression rate it is only about 2-3 GB smaller and with the extracting it almost takes twice as long. Copying bare directory or image = 7-8 min. Copying ZIP file and extract = 15 min. Something like that. I will post my current code if I updated it this week. Thanks so far.

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Posted (edited)

hey brah, check it. this looks EASY

Local $image = 'D:Software FullNew folderVS2010Express1.iso'; Disc Image To Load
;~ RunWait()
ShellExecute('C:Program FilesUltraISOdriversIsoCmd.exe', '-mount G: ' & '"' & $image & '"' )

You will need that software to mount the image, or similar image mounting software. From there you can do your sweet install script stuff that works.

 

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