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Ward Gerlach

FileCopy and Shortcut files

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When using FileCopy, I've noticed that shorcuts (*.LNK) files don't copy.

I'm trying to copy shortcuts from C:\SOME_DIR to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\

Here's a code snippet:

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FileCopy ("C:\Scripts\WordEULA.lnk", "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\", 9)

The question is: Are shortcut files (*.LNK) so odd that FileCopy () can't handle them?

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In a CMD window, a DIR shows a shortcut has the extension LNK - so the extension TXT won't work.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Are you sure WordEULA.lnk is a shortcut? FileCopy copies shortcut files fine for me. If you can see the .lnk file extension, something is wrong because even with my settings(the OS shows all filetypes, hidden files, and system files), I can't see the .lnk extension. If you can see the .lnk extension and your file is actually a shortcut, this leads me to believe that your file is actually named "WordEULA.lnk.lnk".

Try this to see if it works if that is the case:

FileCopy ("C:\Scripts\WordEULA.lnk.lnk", "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\", 9)

EDIT: Didn't see your post explaining that you used dir to get the file listings in the directory. Dir does show the correct extension, making the above mistake less likely.

- The Kandie Man ;-)

Edited by The Kandie Man

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Which is why I looked at the file in a command window (Start/Run/CMD)

EDIT - I didn't read far enough down - sorry!

Edited by Ward Gerlach

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See if this works, just for kicks:

FileCopy ("C:\Scripts\WordEULA.lnk", "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\WordEULA.lnk", 9)

Also, what version of windows are you using?

- The Kandie Man ;-)


"So man has sown the wind and reaped the world. Perhaps in the next few hours there will no remembrance of the past and no hope for the future that might have been." & _"All the works of man will be consumed in the great fire after which he was created." & _"And if there is a future for man, insensitive as he is, proud and defiant in his pursuit of power, let him resolve to live it lovingly, for he knows well how to do so." & _"Then he may say once more, 'Truly the light is sweet, and what a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.'" - The Day the Earth Caught Fire

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What I really hate is typos. Instead of "C:\Scripts\etc" the code should read "C:\Script\etc".

(Banging head on desk, using NSFW language under breath, etc)

Thanks for your patience..... Ò¿Ö

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What I really hate is typos. Instead of "C:\Scripts\etc" the code should read "C:\Script\etc".

(Banging head on desk, using NSFW language under breath, etc)

Thanks for your patience..... Ò¿Ö

It happens to the best of us. Glad you got the problem resolved.

- The Kandie Man ;-)


"So man has sown the wind and reaped the world. Perhaps in the next few hours there will no remembrance of the past and no hope for the future that might have been." & _"All the works of man will be consumed in the great fire after which he was created." & _"And if there is a future for man, insensitive as he is, proud and defiant in his pursuit of power, let him resolve to live it lovingly, for he knows well how to do so." & _"Then he may say once more, 'Truly the light is sweet, and what a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.'" - The Day the Earth Caught Fire

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I just did this;

FileCopy("C:\Documents and Settings\some_user\Desktop\Paint.lnk", "C:\Documents and Settings\some_user\Desktop\Temp\", 9)

And it works. Just to show you that FileCopy() can handle *.lnk files.

What I'm thinking is that, either your source doesn't exist or your destination.


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what if your destination is a hidden folder?

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atadams77,

This thread is over 4 years old - please do not necro-post again. :oops:

We do not encourage it because AutoIt has changed enormously since then and it is very unlikely the problem and/or code are still relevant today. :bye:

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