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Registering a Windows Explorer action

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I have written a script in AutoIt that would take files or folders from the command line and rename them according to user input (adding a prefix or a suffix to the name).

The script is intended to be used to rename several files in a bulk by adding a prefix or a suffix to the name. The script works well so far.

I have one problem though. If the user makes a mistake in the renaming process, they cannot undo the renaming in Windows Explorer. I tried manually renaming a file in Windows Explorer and undoing works usually. However, when the renaming is done from my script, we cannot undo it. I would like to add the possibility to undo the changes when requested.

It seems to me (and I could be wrong) that the action of renaming must be regsitered in Windows as part of the queue of the last actions that were made in order for it to be elligible to be undone.

Am I correct? Is there anyone who has experience with that who could help me out?

I am adding my script in a code snippet, hopefully this could help understand the problem.

Any help will be really appreciated.

the123punch

FileRename.au3

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the123punch,

When I use your posted script to rename files, I can undo the renaming in Explorer or any other file manager I care to use. :)

Are you sure you are not opening the files in another part of your script and so locking them? :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Hi Melba,

I am not using any other scripts to lock the files or anything like that. I tried to undo the changes but it does not work.

For some reason, it gives me the following error (attached).

It seems that it tries to undo a DELETE action... Maybe I am doing something wrong in my script?

the123punch

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the123punch,

No, your script works perfectly and I can rename files without problem using it - and then rename them manually in a file mananger afterwards. What is giving you the error - Explorer? Or another part of your script? :)

It seems that it tries to undo a DELETE action

Are you, perchance, using the original filename when you try to rename? That of course no longer exists and it would explain the interesting error message. Perhaps you need to refresh Explorer! :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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