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Hi all, I am on windows. I have an interactive cd with menu buttons at the start. Pretty simple all I want to do is detect what letter the cd drive is when the user loads it on their cd drive, because on other windows machines the cd drive is not always D:\ Then when I find this letter how do I open up one of the folders contained on the CD in a window. Is it something like open "?:\myfiles " PLEASE HELP!!! Ta JesterX...

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    Default please help!! cd rom drive path letter

    Hi all,
    I am on windows. I have an interactive cd with menu buttons at the start. Pretty simple all I want to do is detect what letter the cd drive is when the user loads it on their cd drive, because on other windows machines the cd drive is not always D:\

    Then when I find this letter how do I open up one of the folders contained on the CD in a window. Is it something like open "?:\myfiles " PLEASE HELP!!!

    Ta

    JesterX


    jesterx webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: please help!! cd rom drive path letter

    Hi,

    There are many different ways you can do this:
    - use 3rd-party Xtras like buddy api, filex xtra, etc.
    - detect 1st char of 'the moviePath'
    - use fileio

    I prefer the 2nd (if projector is running from CD):
    driveLetter = (the moviePath).char[1]

    Best Regards,
    Mike Soriano
    Macromedia Technical Support

    "jesterx" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi all,
    > I am on windows. I have an interactive cd with menu buttons at
    the start. Pretty simple all I want to do is detect what letter the cd drive
    is when the user loads it on their cd drive, because on other windows
    machines the cd drive is not always D:\
    >
    > Then when I find this letter how do I open up one of the folders contained
    on the CD in a window. Is it something like open "?:\myfiles " PLEASE
    HELP!!!
    >
    > Ta
    >
    > JesterX
    >
    >

    Mike Soriano Guest

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