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Unknown Directory Help

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Okay say i have a file in a random folder:

C:\Phatzilla\ABCDEHELLOWORLD\me.jpg (The random folder being "ABCDEHELLOWORLD")

Now, i want to extract this jpg file from the random folder WITHOUT extracting the entire folder, but the problem is i have no idea what the folder is called EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT I KNOW THE FOLDER NAME CONTAINS "HELLOWORLD".

If i knew what the folder was called i could simply type:

FileCopy("C:\Phatzilla\ABCDEHELLOWORLD\me.jpg", "C:\mydir\)
.

So is there any way i can access this folder by only knowing a CERTAIN string contained in it? Any workarounds? I really only need the .jpg file within the folder, not the entire folder but i dont know the name of the folder (haha).

Thanks.

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; Shows the filenames of all files in the current directory.
$search = FileFindFirstFile("*HELLOWORLD") 
 
; 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)
    FileCopy("C:\Phatzilla\" & $file & "\me.jpg", "C:\mydir\")
WEnd

; Close the search handle
FileClose($search)

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Hmmm, doesn't seem to be working. It just says file/directory not found.

edit: okay it has to be the working directory, got it.

Edited by phatzilla

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Thanks alot, Zedna.

Is that what the * is used for?

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Thanks alot, Zedna.

Is that what the * is used for?

The asterik is a wildcard that means that any combination of numbers, letters, or symbols can be placed before HELLOWORLD and it will still match it.

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Thanks alot, Zedna.

Is that what the * is used for?

Yes. The "*" is a wildcard that will match any string. "?" will match any single character. It's in the help file under wildcards. remember that some functions do not support wildcards.

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