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CatchFish

Run() fails, lots of other problems...

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ConsoleWrite("Step 1" & @LF)
Run("C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe");Succeeds

FileWrite("C:\Program", "");Creates a file named "Program"

ConsoleWrite("Step 2" & @LF)
Run("C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe");Fails

If you installed AutoIt 3 in C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\, something VERY BAD happens after you run that script:

  • Some menu commands, for example Go & Beta Run, lose effectiveness in SciTE.
  • A window pops up which says "xxxx is not a valid win32 application" when you right click a .au3 file and choose Run Script.
  • Other terrible things...
I've suffered a lot from the GOD D*MN file C:\Program. You might want to delete it before it drives you mad, if necessary. Edited by CatchFish

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Wrapping single quotes may help to keep AutoIt from failing with the space in Program Files.

Run('"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"')

Why M$ has spaces in key folders is beyond me. The statement of Program in the root of drive is a known issue of old. I have seen some installers warn over using that. It is bad karma indeed.

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Why M$ has spaces in key folders is beyond me. The statement of Program in the root of drive is a known issue of old. I have seen some installers warn over using that. It is bad karma indeed.

I read that it was a way to force programmers to deal with long file names when Windows 95 was introduced. It is annoying though.

Use Mozilla | Take a look at My Disorganized AutoIt stuff | Very very old: AutoBuilder 11 Jan 2005 prototype I need to update my sig!

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