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Hi,

Does anyone here know if its possible to search for a certain file and then run it if it exists..

Trying to work this out because I have an automated installation in place, but wanted to allow the user to insert a removable device before proceeding, which contains a file called copychart.exe. This file will be copied to the c:\something dir if its found.

Anyone have any ideas. I would think that 1 thing thats important is that it doesn't search the C: drive as this is not necessary as the file will always be stored on D,E,F,G etc...

thanks

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

1) DriveGetDrive to get drives, use with "REMOVABLE"?

2 a) Fixed path? e.g. root of device?

-> FileExists

b.) Do a recursive search (look in forum for example)

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Hi,

Does anyone here know if its possible to search for a certain file and then run it if it exists..

Trying to work this out because I have an automated installation in place, but wanted to allow the user to insert a removable device before proceeding, which contains a file called copychart.exe. This file will be copied to the c:\something dir if its found.

Anyone have any ideas. I would think that 1 thing thats important is that it doesn't search the C: drive as this is not necessary as the file will always be stored on D,E,F,G etc...

thanks

Quick and dirty - Only checks the root of the drive. You can add folder recursion with some of the other content in the help file (_FileListToArray(), etc):

$sSearchFile = "file.txt"
$aRemovableDrives = DriveGetDrive("REMOVABLE")

If IsArray($aRemovableDrives) Then
    For $i = 1 To $aRemovableDrives[0]
        If FileExists($aRemovableDrives[$i] &"\file.txt") Then
            MsgBox(64,"Found it","Found the file '" &$sSearchFile &"' on drive " &$aRemovableDrives[$i])
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
    Next
EndIf

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Cheers dudes I will have a play with this, thanks alot

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hmm thats interesting.

I seem to have got an error box stating:

Exception processing message 0xc00000a3 parameters

and then a load of number/letters

weird huh?

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ahh i see why. I presume this is also checking my CD drives..Seems to show the error message a couple of times.

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ahh i see why. I presume this is also checking my CD drives..Seems to show the error message a couple of times.

Actually, there's a separate parameter to handle CD drives ("CDROM" instead of "REMOVABLE"), though I don't know offhand what would be triggering the error noted in your earlier post.

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