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I want to run an automated wipe of my free space using the program Eraser. The problem I believe is WinWaitActive in the script.


Run("C:\Program Files\Eraser\Eraser.exe")

WinWaitActive("User Account Control")


It will not get to alt + y in order to accept the dialog box that comes up with UAC. It's the same problem that exists with the notepad example on this website and also in a PDF tutorial I downloaded. It's very frustrating to use WinWaitActive as it seems to have a lot of problems, is there a better way of accomplishing this ?

Edited by dietpepsi

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You cannot use AutoIt to interact with the UAC window - and I for one am very glad that that is the case. A moment's thought will tell you why! :P

It's very frustrating to use WinWaitActive as it seems to have a lot of problems

WinWaitActive does not have problems. :blink: We explained yesterday that the problem in the Notepad tutorial was nothing to do with WinWaitActive, just that MS changed the Notepad Save window title in the OSs produced since the tutorial was written. Perhaps the PDF tutorial has the similar problem. ;)

Try not to be so negative - AutoIt works for most of us most of the time! :


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