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13-Aug-2012, 07:34 PM #1
Solved: What is a valid Windows x86 Program Files variable?
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I am currently working on a user-friendly HLDS server installer script. It needs access to the 32-bit Program Files directory so it can access the HLDS Update Tool for downloading/updating the server files, and I want the Program Files (x86) directory to be accessed using a variable, so a single script works on both x86 and x64 systems. However, I'm not sure how to do this.

I use the %programfiles(x86)% variable, and it works fine - on 64-bit systems. If I try it in a Windows XP x86 VM, it fails to find the directory - so either my XP installation or 32-bit Windows operating systems in general don't recognize the variable.

In short; what's the best variable for the x86 Program Files directory that will work on both x86 and x64 OS installations?
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13-Aug-2012, 10:36 PM #2
Only on 64-Bit systems the folder "Program Files (x86)" is existent, so a simple If statement could be used to check if there is a folder called "Program Files x86".
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