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Can't extract .au3 from .exe!?!?! WHY!

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CRAP CRAP CRAP....using AutoIT 3.3.6.1

My backup overwrote the au3 file I was modifying and now I've lost all the coding in the au3 prior to the backup (couple hours of work that I guess I could retype). I have the latest code it the exe I made but I still need to do more work on it.

Tell me there is a way to extract the au3 from the exe???!!!


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Tell me there is a way to extract the au3 from the exe???!!!

Bad news - with version 3.3.6.1 there is no legal way.

Search the forum for "decompile" in the title and you will find a lot of - locked - topics.


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Nvrmnd...I was able to recode the thing in like 10 minutes (blame my panic attack for the exaggerated timeframe). Hehe. However, the FAQ doesn't explain why we can no longer do the EXE2AU3 anymore. I'm just curious now.


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Like water said, search the forums about other decompiling topics. There are plenty of discussions.


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BTW, a good idea in the future would be to set the Tidy parameter to make backups of your script when it's run. I have it set to save 10 old copies of the scripts I write just in case I lose the original (they're usually on my thumb drive and I tend to forget them occasionally), or you write something that totally screws up what you were trying to accomplish. Everytime you run Tidy on your scripts, it will make a back up of it. It will overwrite the back ups after you have more than the number of backups you specify where #2 will overwrite #1, #3 overwrites #2 etc.


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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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BTW, a good idea in the future would be to set the Tidy parameter to make backups of your script when it's run. I have it set to save 10 old copies of the scripts I write just in case I lose the original (they're usually on my thumb drive and I tend to forget them occasionally)

Tidy will by default create the backup version when you don;t do anything and will keep them all unless you set the parameter. ;)

An even better idea is to use cvsWrapper add-on to SciTE and install SVN on your pc and start keep the versions of all versions of your sources.

Jos


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Tidy will by default create the backup version when you don;t do anything and will keep them all unless you set the parameter. ;)

An even better idea is to use cvsWrapper add-on to SciTE and install SVN on your pc and start keep the versions of all versions of your sources.

Jos

See, now I always thought it wouldn't save any at all unless I put something in that parameter in the INI file. :)

Good to know.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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See, now I always thought it wouldn't save any at all unless I put something in that parameter in the INI file. ;)

Good to know.

My reason for this was simple: I didn't wanted to be responsible for any screw-ups by tidy. :)

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