Checking for existing .exe file



  • Hi
    why when i want to check .exe file this program will print false but when i add .txt file and check prints True?
    i mean its only recognize .txt file not .exe.
    @#include <QCoreApplication>
    #include <QFile>
    #include <QDebug>
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
    QCoreApplication a(argc, argv);
    QFile read("C:\Users\Ramin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Time.exe");
    if(read.exists()){
    qDebug()<<"True";
    }
    else{
    qDebug()<<"False";
    }

    return a.exec(&#41;;
    

    }
    @



  • Hi.
    Are you sure the path that you have passed into QFile constructor is correct.
    May it is file problem .
    just recheck path,file name etc .again.
    also check in different drives.

    BTW.Your code is correct.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    It's also very unlikely that you have an executable file in that folder. You should rather have a symbolic link to that executable located in e.g. Program Files or Program File (x86)

    On a side note, since you are using Qt, you can (and should) use the forward slash unix notation, it's less error prone.


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