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zFrank

hi,

how can i open drive in which from my exe is running?

for example if my exe is on desktop then it should run C:\ Else any other drive.

i want it for all drives, i tried like this but it works only if the exe is in root of drive.

like in C:\ not in C:\New\1

$Z = @ScriptDir
If $Z= "C:\" Or "D:\"  Then
Run (Explorer.exe & $Z)
EndIf

Please reply as soon as possible.

thanks in advance.


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TehWhale

ShellExecute(StringLeft(@ScriptDir, 3))

Explanation:

ShellExecute will execute any file. If the passed parameter is a path, it will run explorer and then that path. StringLeft(@ScriptDir, 3) is saying get the first three characters in the path, which would be the root.

Tested and works.

Edited by Alienware

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zFrank

but what if location of my exe is changed?

can it work if the exe is running from any folder of a drive.

it should open the main dir (root dir) of the drive.


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but what if location of my exe is changed?

can it work if the exe is running from any folder of a drive.

it should open the main dir (root dir) of the drive.

Did even you try it?

Maybe you should read the bottom of my other post too.

Tested and works.

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ProgAndy

Did you see the macro @ScriptDir ?

It points to the Directory in which the Script is located. the first 3 characters represent the DriveLetter with : and \ (e.g. could be A:\ or X:\ or C:\ ... )


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zFrank

this worked fine but did not maximized the window.

now this one is working fine.

Run("Explorer.exe" & (StringLeft(@ScriptDir, 3)), "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

thanks a lot for the help!


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BrettF

:)

Explorer.exe has other options too muttley

MsgBox (0, "", "Example 1")
$pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /select," & @ScriptFullPath)
Sleep (5000)
ProcessClose ($pid)
MsgBox (0, "", "Example 2")
$pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /e,/root," & @ScriptDir)
Sleep (5000)
ProcessClose ($pid)
MsgBox (0, "", "Example 3")
$pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /n," & @ScriptDir)
Sleep (5000)
ProcessClose ($pid)
MsgBox (0, "", "Example 4")
$pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /root," & @ScriptDir)
Sleep (5000)
ProcessClose ($pid)

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zFrank

hey Bert, great to know about it.

thanks for the information.

you have really done a good work.

can you provide some little info about these commands?

thanks again...

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Hi guys,

I'm new in AutoIT world. It's been a week though and I find it very interesting.

Anyway, I have a trouble.

I've been doing my homework by searching in the forum but I didn't find a clue about

@ScriptDir
@WorkingDir

I read in the Help file but it is too simple but when I tried to understand how it works in the post above and I can't. I'm dumb i guess.

Hope someone will explain to me how it works.

thanks

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Authenticity

You mean how conjunctionally (wrong word :) ) they work with the explorer.exe or what? If for example @ScriptDir is "C:\Scripts" and @ScriptFullPath is "C:\Scripts\New AutoIt v3 Script.au3" then they're just like %Variable% but do not require to be expanded:

MsgBox (0, "", "Example 1")
$pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /select," & @ScriptFullPath)
; $pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /select,C:\Scripts\New AutoIt v3 Script.au3")
Sleep (5000)
ProcessClose ($pid)
MsgBox (0, "", "Example 2")
$pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /e,/root," & @ScriptDir)
; $pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /e,/root,C:\Scripts")
Sleep (5000)
ProcessClose ($pid)
MsgBox (0, "", "Example 3")
$pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /n," & @ScriptDir)
; $pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /n,C:\Scripts")
Sleep (5000)
ProcessClose ($pid)
MsgBox (0, "", "Example 4")
$pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /root," & @ScriptDir)
; $pid = Run ("Explorer.exe /root,C:\Scripts")
Sleep (5000)
ProcessClose ($pid)

Same with @WorkingDir, it's supposed to contain the @ScritpDir if run from the explorer or the current "C:\Path\Path" if run like "C:\Windows\System32>"C:\Scripts\New AutoIt v3 Script.au3" for example. Unlike @ScriptDir, it's possible to change to working directory using FileChangeDir() and then @WorkingDir contain the new working directory. .. and blah blah. :party:

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