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Script to find a file

Posted on 2011-10-26
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I need a script to find a file located in the following location:

"C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\ciscounifiedaddin6x5\ciscounifiedaddin6x5.exe"

What I want is for a script to search a user's profile until it finds the "ciscounifiedaddin6x5.exe" file, when it does find it, I want it to call on an a program to run an installation. I know how to write a script that can do this if the file was located in the Program Files location or C:\ or C:\Windows or some other static location, but since user profile directories are of course different, how do I tell the script to scan a user profile's hidden Application Data location until it finds this file? I dont want the script to keep scanning even after it finds the  "ciscounifiedaddin6x5.exe", I just want it to keep scanning UNTIL it finds even just one of these files, and if so, run a program. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Question by:the_ratzenator

Assisted Solution

Hobett earned 664 total points
ID: 37033682
Below is a dos one liner that will do what you want. You need to paste it in to a text file to run it as I have written to be run from a file.

This will enumerate all of the users in the directory and look specifically for the file in each users folder. If it finds it then it will run the file.

I have tested this on my own system recreating a dummy file and using the path you provided and it works.
FOR /F "usebackq delims=#" %%A IN (`Dir "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings" /b`) DO IF EXIST "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\%%A\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\ciscounifiedaddin6x5\ciscounifiedaddin6x5.exe" "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\%%A\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\ciscounifiedaddin6x5\ciscounifiedaddin6x5.exe"

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Accepted Solution

morpheios earned 668 total points
ID: 37033760
strDir = "C:\Documents and Settings\"
Set objDir = FSO.GetFolder(strDir)


Sub getInfo(pCurrentDir)

For Each aItem In pCurrentDir.Files
    If LCase(Right(Cstr(aItem.Name), 24)) = "ciscounifiedaddin6x5.exe" Then
      Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      shell.Run Chr(34) & aItem.Name & Chr(34), 1, false
   End If

For Each aItem In pCurrentDir.SubFolders

End Sub
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TheGorby earned 668 total points
ID: 37059225
Clearly the 2 solutions above will work but I noticed you tagged AutoIT on this question, so just in case you wanted to use that:
;	If the script WILL run as the logged-in user whose profile you want to search, use this code
If FileExists(@AppDataDir & "\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\ciscounifiedaddin6x5\ciscounifiedaddin6x5.exe") Then
;	If the script WILL NOT run as the logged-in user whose profile you want to search, use this code
#include <File.au3>

$aFolderlist=_FileListToArray("C:\Documents and Settings\", "*", 2)

For $i = 1 To $aFolderlist[0]
	If FileExists("C:\Documents and Settings\" & $aFolderlist[$i] & "\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\ciscounifiedaddin6x5\ciscounifiedaddin6x5.exe") Then

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Author Comment

ID: 37096219
Sorry to respond so late. Gorby was right, they all worked great. Thanks alot for your help and for the many options you all have provided. I will give you all points.

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