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VBS: finding the root drive.

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Hi,

I am putting together a pendrive with all my PuTTY settings and keys etc, there are 3 questions in this topic that should all be easy.

I know I can use VBS to create a shortcut, but I have a problem. When I plug the drive in, I do not know what the root letter will be (D:, E:, F: etc) and so cannot hard code a shortcut. I want to find the drive letter that the VBS script is running from. (Or better, and probably easier yet, the full path in case we are on a junction) is there an easy function to do this?

Thanks
Nigel.
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Ryan Chong earned 400 total points
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Try this:

GetPath.vbs:

function ShowAbsolutePath(path)
   Dim fso
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")  
   ShowAbsolutePath = fso.GetAbsolutePathName(path)  
end function

function getDrive(path)
      pos = instr(path,"\")
      if pos > 0 then
            getDrive = left(path, pos)
      else
            getDrive = ""
      end if
end function

msgbox ShowAbsolutePath(".")
msgbox getDrive(ShowAbsolutePath("."))

Hope this helps
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by:zzzzzooc
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Or just the below to get the path of the current script.

MsgBox WScript.ScriptFullName
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by:nigel5
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Ryancys

Thanks, I knew there was a simple solution :)

Cheers
N.
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