Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#1572 closed Bug (No Bug)

SciTE unzipped does not find help-files

Reported by: leeuwenm Owned by: Jos
Milestone: Component: SciTE4AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


When I extract the AutoIT3 (.zip), the SciTE F1 key works fine.

When I extract the complete SciTE (.zip), overwriting the (3) SciTE files already there, the F1 key gave ( in de period AutoIT3 versions v3.3.12.1 up to v3.3.4.0 ):

Error while launching:

"..\AutoIt3\Autoit3Help.exe" with Params:
The specified file was not found.

That was never a real problem for me, when I moved the Autoit3Help.exe + help-files from


to a new subfolder


In the latest SciTE version however, I get:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Autoit3Help.exe" with Params:
The specified file was not found

and now I can not move, because I have no directory:

C:\Program Files (x86)

The most elegant solution for me would be, to let SciTE look for files in:


This would also solve the issue, that I have to copy all the helpfiles, when I choose to save and edit scripts in an other folder, then were the AutoIT3.exe resides.

I do not want to use the installer, because I want to be able to run a test without admin rights,
on a Microsoft Server for an Internet Explorer application.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by leeuwenm

I meant: v3.2.12.1 up to

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by Jos

  • Resolution set to No Bug
  • Status changed from new to closed

NOBUG: This is the Zip file thus you are on your own to install it properly and cannot be a bug. Use the forum for questions on how to do things right.
Use the Installer if you want things to be installed properly.


comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by anonymous

Jos, I found the solution to be simply adjusted in \SciTe\properties\
to set the path for autoit3dir
from the fixed path

autoit3dir=C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3

back to the relative path


# SciTE settings for AutoIt v3
# February 26, 2010 - Jos
# * Specify here your AutoIt program directory *
autoit3dir=C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3


# SciTE settings for AutoIt v3
# January 19, 2008 - Jos van der Zande (jdeb (at) autoitscript (dot) com)
# * Specify here your AutoIt program directory *

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