Need to get full path of a file that is part of the system path using vbscript of vb6
Posted on 2011-03-08
I am enumerating files from the registry for virus detection. Most files have a full path, but some are just a file name only. I realize that when they are file names only, they have to be within the system path as defined by the "path" variable. One of the things I need to do is check if the file exists. This is hard to do when you do not know where the file is exactly. I originally had it check in c:\windows and c:\windows\system32, but they could also be in c:\windows\sysWow64 or c:\windows\system32\drivers or any number of sub directories. So I soon realized that I needed a better solution. So the question is, if the registry value says soundman.exe, how do I determine what the full path is to that file. This can be in vbscript or VB6.