Windows 7 ctrl+a include new files

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My question not really autoit related but i hope someone can help me.

I wrote a simple script wich select all files in explorer by send ctrl+a then add to rar archive then delete files. It's ok on xp but now i changed to windows 7, now if i select all files the new files (the .rar) also include the selection (windows 7 automatically add to selection the new created .rar file) so i delete the .rar file as well if i send a delete and an enter keystroke.

Is there a way to disable this? I googled a lot without any result, my last hope the lot of smart people here :)

EDIT: i find an otion in winrar 'delete files after archiving', it's solve my problem now but it's still a very annoying thing

EDIT 2: also very annoying if i create/copy a new file in list view, it's in alphabetic order immediatelly (not just at the end like xp)

Edited by kisstom

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Yeah, thank you MS, i should write a far more complicated code to a very simple task.

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I believe jfish was giving you an alternative that will work far better than Sending CTRL-A to Windows explorer as that can be an issue if someone is using the computer at the same time.

Send and MouseClicks are generally a bad idea for automation if there are much much better ways to do it. Just because they need less code doesn't make them the better way to do something.

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Get away from the gui with:


save yourself the headaches.  rar can probably be used via command line as well.

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