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UrlDownloadToFile does nothing

21 Jul 2018, 09:41

Here is my code:

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UrlDownloadToFile, https://autohotkey.com/download/1.1/version.txt, C:\AutoHotkey Latest Version.txt
When I run it, nothing happens.

I have IE installed and I've tried disabling my antivirus. I have no clue why it's not working.

Can you help please?
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gregster
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Joined: 30 Sep 2013, 06:48

Re: UrlDownloadToFile does nothing

21 Jul 2018, 09:58

It's a guess (because I don't know your system details), but the root directory is often protected from non-admin users... and scripts (you can try copying a text file there, a warning box might appear). Either choose another directory ('Documents' or something you are allowed to write to) or try to run the script as 'admin'...
Last edited by gregster on 21 Jul 2018, 10:00, edited 1 time in total.
garry
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Joined: 22 Dec 2013, 12:50

Re: UrlDownloadToFile does nothing

21 Jul 2018, 10:00

EDIT
Gregster wrote : this is it
...but the root directory is often protected from non-admin users... and scripts (you can try copying a text file there, a warning box might appear).
Either choose another directory ('Documents' or something you are allowed to write to) or try to run the script as 'admin'...
maybe also try with wget.exe
or

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f1=%a_scriptdir%\version.txt
UrlDownloadToFile, https://autohotkey.com/download/1.1/version.txt,%f1%
return
or this

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f1:="https://autohotkey.com/download/1.1/version.txt"
whr := ComObjCreate("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
whr.Open("GET",F1, true)
whr.Send()
; Using 'true' above and the call below allows the script to remain responsive.
whr.WaitForResponse()
version := whr.ResponseText
MsgBox % version
return
run as admin

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  If ( not A_IsAdmin and not TaskExists )  {
	CLine       := ( A_IsCompiled ? A_ScriptFullpath  : """"  A_AhkPath """ """ A_ScriptFullpath """" )
    Run *RunAs %CLine%, %A_ScriptDir%, UseErrorLevel
	OutputDebug % "AHK| RunAsAdmin ErrorLevel is: " ErrorLevel ", A_LastError is: " A_LastError
	if (ErrorLevel != "ERROR")
		ExitApp
   }
   
UrlDownloadToFile, https://autohotkey.com/download/1.1/version.txt, C:\AutoHotkey Latest Version.txt
return
Last edited by garry on 21 Jul 2018, 10:30, edited 1 time in total.
JoeWinograd
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Joined: 10 Feb 2014, 20:00

Re: UrlDownloadToFile does nothing

21 Jul 2018, 10:06

My guess is that it's a permission error trying to write into the root of C. Try this:

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UrlDownloadToFile, https://autohotkey.com/download/1.1/version.txt, C:\temp\AutoHotkey Latest Version.txt
Of course, make sure that C:\temp\ exists and that you have write permission to it. The code above works perfectly here on W7 and W10. Regards, Joe

Edit: Oops...there were no other posts when I answered, but when I hit Submit, several appeared. Sorry for the dup.
garry
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Joined: 22 Dec 2013, 12:50

Re: UrlDownloadToFile does nothing

21 Jul 2018, 10:11

@JoeWinograd
@gregster
thank you for comments and examples

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