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AutoIt error: "unable to open file, the maximum number of open files has been exceeded."

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Hi, I´m working in a script to process in batch multiple files, but we are receiving the following message, always in the file number 944 (see the attachment)

0000108: AutoIt error: "unable to open file, the maximum number of open files has been exceeded."

I found this reference in google:

http://bugtracker.driverpacks.net/view.php?id=108

I´m using autoit 3.1.1.0

any help ? is it a bug ? any idea ?

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FileClose() everytime you open the file.

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That is no bug. You should only be using FileFindFirstFile() once. After that, you use that open file handle and pass it to FileFindNextFile().

This is the example from the help file:

; Shows the filenames of all files in the current directory.
$search = FileFindFirstFile("*.*")  

; Check if the search was successful
If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories matched the search pattern")
    Exit
EndIf

While 1
    $file = FileFindNextFile($search) 
    If @error Then ExitLoop
    
    MsgBox(4096, "File:", $file)
WEnd

; Close the search handle
FileClose($search)

The script has to be written in that format. Open the handle with FileFindFirstFile(), then loop it with FileFindNextFile(), and when you are done you close the still open file handle with FileClose(). Opening more than 64 files at a time is not allowed by autoit. Opening more than that many files is just a huge problem anyway and it shouldn't be done.


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