[python-win32] Mapping Drives and windows folders
tim.golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk
Thu Jan 15 03:45:13 EST 2004
> ... But the drive will not disconnect because the share
> does not exist anymore. Is there aother way to disconnect a drive?
> import win32com.client
OK. In short, check out win32wnet from the win32all extensions.
You're looking for things like: WNetCancelConnection2 and
WNetAddConnection2 &c. If the wsh code fails, this might too,
but after that you're down to editing the registry and other
weird hacks like that.
Can you give a dump of an interpreter output to show what happens?
> I need to manipulate users desktop contents at startup.
> Using vbscript, this works good.
> Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
> Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
> Set colEnvironmentVariables = oShell.Environment("Volatile")
> sFolder = colEnvironmentVariables.Item("APPDATA") & _
> "\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"
> set oFolder=objFSO.GetFolder(sFolder)
Although there are ways to get to the environment from within
Python (os.environ and the _winreg module, for example), I
suggest you look at:
from win32com.shell import shell, shellcon
print shell.SHGetPathFromIDList (
shell.SHGetSpecialFolderLocation (0, shellcon.CSIDL_APPDATA)
or, if you're feeling lazy, have a look at the winshell module in:
which wraps this code lightly because I never remember what the
constants are called.
eg, to list all the files on the desktop:
import os, sys
desktop = winshell.desktop ()
for f in os.listdir (desktop):
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