Retrieves the version of a file.

FileGetVersion, OutputVar , Filename



The name of the variable in which to store the version number/string.


The name of the target file. If a full path is not specified, this function uses the search sequence specified by the system LoadLibrary function. If omitted, the current file of the innermost enclosing File-Loop will be used instead.

Error Handling

[v1.1.04+]: This command is able to throw an exception on failure. For more information, see Runtime Errors.

ErrorLevel is set to 1 if there was a problem or 0 otherwise.

A_LastError is set to the result of the operating system's GetLastError() function.


Most non-executable files (and even some EXEs) won't have a version, and thus OutputVar will be blank in these cases.


FileGetAttrib, FileSetAttrib, FileGetTime, FileSetTime, FileGetSize, File-loop



FileGetVersion, version, C:\My Application.exe
FileGetVersion, version, %A_ProgramFiles%\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe