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This short script seems to show that FileDelete waits until the script exits before it actually deletes the files.  I don't understand this.  What am I missing?

#AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y    ; use this to debug in console window <--- LOOK

#include <File.au3>

;v1a - NOTE tried creating files in both %TEMP% and @WorkingDir and on my machine files there need admin to delete IF Autoit program has not exited.
;HMMM - FileDelete seems to work ONLY after Autoit program exits - not the behaviour I want.  Tried in %TEMP% and @WorkingDir
;also tried creating files on USB drive so not subject to OS protections - same scenario - files don't delete till program exits.  This is crazy - what the heck am I doing wrong?

;get unique filenames
$sBatFile = _TempFile(@WorkingDir, "", ".bat")  ;get bat file temp name
$sOutputFile = _TempFile(@WorkingDir, "", ".res")   ;get output file temp name
MsgBox(0x40000,"STATUS", "$sBatFile = '" & $sBatFile & "'" & @CRLF & "$sOutputFile = '" & $sOutputFile & "'")

;create the unique files
$hBatFile = FileOpen($sBatFile, $FO_OVERWRITE)
$hOutputFile = FileOpen($sOutputFile, $FO_OVERWRITE)
MsgBox(0x40000,"DEBUG", "Make sure these files exist." & @CRLF & "$sBatFile = '" & $sBatFile & "'" & @CRLF & "$sOutputFile = '" & $sOutputFile & "'")

;clean up
$iDelete = FileDelete($sBatFile)
If $iDelete = 0 Then MsgBox(0x40000,"DEBUG", "file: '" & $sBatFile & "' NOT deleted.")
FileDelete($sOutputFile)
If $iDelete = 0 Then MsgBox(0x40000,"DEBUG", "file: '" & $sOutputFile & "' NOT deleted.")
MsgBox(0x40000,"DEBUG", "Make sure these files are DELETED" & @CRLF & "$sBatFile = '" & $sBatFile & "'" & @CRLF & "$sOutputFile = '" & $sOutputFile & "'")

;look in the directory BEFORE you hit OK in the above MsgBox and the files are NOT deleted and if you manually try you need admin permission

Exit

 

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Please delete post.  I just realized I forgot to Close the files before deleting.

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