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    Red face How to get into "System32" folder?

    Hiya,

    I want to copy my files in the "c:\windows\System\" in case of Windows98 and in the "c:\windows\System32\" if it is Windows2000.

    I know there is a command verb to detect automatically the system directory (System or System32).

    Where can I get such command verbs?

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    Re: How to get into "System32" folder?

    The API for it is GetSystemDirectory. Here is its declaration:
    Code:
    Declare Function GetSystemDirectory Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetSystemDirectoryA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, ByVal nSize As Long) As Long
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    Re: How to get into "System32" folder?

    Quote Originally Posted by logan
    The API for it is GetSystemDirectory. Here is its declaration:
    Code:
    Declare Function GetSystemDirectory Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetSystemDirectoryA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, ByVal nSize As Long) As Long

    Is not there a code like %USERPROFILE% to be used in VB?
    If Yes, suggest me please with other such codes, too with usage.
    Last edited by naikosen; February 19th, 2006 at 08:03 AM.

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    Re: How to get into "System32" folder?

    I modified the example from www.allapi.net, so that it gets the windows and the system folders.

    Code:
    Option Explicit
    
    Private Declare Function GetWindowsDirectory Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetWindowsDirectoryA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, ByVal nSize As Long) As Long
    Private Declare Function GetSystemDirectory Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetSystemDirectoryA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, ByVal nSize As Long) As Long
    
    Private Sub Form_Load()
        'KPD-Team 1998 - modified by dglienna
        'URL: http://www.allapi.net/
        'E-Mail: KPDTeam@Allapi.net
    
        Dim Path As String, strSave As String, strSave2 As String
        'Create a buffer string
        strSave = String(200, Chr$(0))
        strSave2 = String(200, Chr$(0))
        'Get the windows directory and append 'REGEdit.exe' to it
        MsgBox Left$(strSave, GetWindowsDirectory(strSave, Len(strSave)))
        MsgBox Left$(strSave2, GetSystemDirectory(strSave2, Len(strSave)))
    
    End Sub
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    Re: How to get into "System32" folder?

    Have a look at GetUserProfileDirectory. This maybe useful.
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