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I would like a VB.Net or even VBA script that looks on the C:\ drive for an executeable and then sets a string variable to that path.

It would search only C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\ folders

Once file is found it stops

myExecuteablePath = "foundFullPath"
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 2000 total points
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dim strExe as string, strPath as string

strPath="C:\Program Files\"
strExe=dir(strPath & "*.exe")

while strExe <>""

      msgbox "The executable is " & strpath & strExe

      strExe=dir()
wend


strPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\"

strExe=dir(strPath & "*.exe")

while strExe <>""

      msgbox "The executable is " & strpath & strExe

      strExe=dir()
wend
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by:lrbrister
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capricorn1

I mistated my question, which you answered correctly and efficiently.

I'm awarding points.
Please watch for new question
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