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Hi. I'm new to using AutoIt & I'm having some issue with figuring out the syntax for FileCopy & DirRemove. Example would be for FileCopy I am trying to overwrite any file in the destination folder with the file I want to copy to it. However I get an error message "Subscript used on non-accessible variable".

FileCopy("C:\Program Files (x86)\Software\Test\pm.properties", "C:\Temp\Software" [, flag = 1] )

I also get the same error when trying to use DirRemove.

DirRemove("C:\Temp\software" [, recurse = 1] )

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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JImpala,

In the Help file syntax lines, [ ] surround optional parameters. So your 2 lines should read:

FileCopy("C:\Program Files (x86)\Software\Test\pm.properties", "C:\Temp\Software", 1)

; or better (so you can remember what it means in the future)

FileCopy("C:\Program Files (x86)\Software\Test\pm.properties", "C:\Temp\Software", $FC_OVERWRITE )

; but then you need to add

#include FileConstants.au3

; at the top of your script
DirRemove("C:\Temp\software", 1 )

All clear? Please ask again if not.

M23

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