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Docfxit
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Show drive letter of DVD drive

#1 Post by Docfxit » 04 Dec 2019 19:15

I would like to find the drive letter of the DVD drive.
With this code in a batch file running in Win7
The Echo %%1 is not showing the drive
The line Set DVDDrive=%%1 is showing %1 instead of the drive letter.

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setlocal
for /f "skip=1 tokens=1,2" %%i in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^, drivetype') do (
  if [%%j]==[5] echo %%i
  )
endlocal
Set DVDDrive=%%1
Echo DVDDrive = %DVDDrive%
How can this code be changed to show the drive letter?

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Re: Show drive letter of DVD drive

#2 Post by penpen » 04 Dec 2019 19:28

I assume the for/f loop you are using already determines your dvd drive encapsulating it in the %%i for-variable.
So just use store that value to an environment variable and use that befor your "endlocal" (which restores the
variables to a prior state; untested):

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@echo off
setlocal enableExtensions disableDelayedExpansion
for /f "skip=1 tokens=1,2" %%i in ('wmic logicaldisk get caption^, drivetype') do (
	if [%%j]==[5] Set DVDDrive=%%i
)
echo(DVDDrive = %DVDDrive%
endlocal

goto :eof
penpen

Docfxit
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Re: Show drive letter of DVD drive

#3 Post by Docfxit » 04 Dec 2019 21:35

That worked perfect.

Thank you very very much,

Docfxit

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