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WinRar SFX  paths with variables

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I want the SFX RAR to extact files to to a subdirectory on the desktop so I set "path to extract" to


%HOMEDRIVE%\%HOMEPATH%\desktop\_stuff

I want to show the user the newly extracted files after completion so I set "run after extraction" to

%HOMEDRIVE%\%HOMEPATH%\desktop\_stuff


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The files are extracted to the directory on the user's desktop as expected, but the self extracting rar gives this error when launching explorer to the above path:

http://img75.exs.cx/img75/4918/winrarerrorsfx.png


text:  Windows cannot find 'C:\\Documents'.  Make sure you type the name correctly, and then try again.  To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

Why the double-backslash in the second case only??

Ideas on how to make this work?  without explicitly stating the path since it needs to work for multiple different users?


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 update:  I changed both paths to

%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\desktop\_stuff

(notice no backslash between the double %%)


While WinRAR SFX continues to extact the files to the subdirectory on any given user desktop, the run after extraction gives almost the same error -- this time not two backslashes, but only one.


Windows cannot find 'C:\Documents'.  Make sure....

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And the answer is:

Set the second path to

"%HOMEDRIVE%"%HOMEPATH%\desktop\_stuff



I'll leave this open in case there's a better way ;)

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