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Setting File Attributes For More Than One File

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  • Setting File Attributes For More Than One File

    AutoPlay Media Studio has a File.SetAttributes action to set the attributes of a file. If you want to set the attributes of many files at once, you need to perform that action multiple times. An easy way to do this is to store the list of files in a table, and then cycle through that table using a for loop. Each pass through the loop would set the attributes for one of the files.

    An easy way to create a table full of file paths is to use the File.Find action. The File.Find action returns a table containing a list of all the files which match a specific pattern.

    As an example, let's set all of the .exe files in the root folder of the C: drive to read-only:

    1. Insert the following script into an event in your project:

    files_to_change = File.Find("C:\\\\","*.exe");
          -- loop through the files_to_change table
          -- and set each file's attributes one at a time
          for index, filename in files_to_change do