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Hello Good day everyone!

i just current started autoIt few months ago and this is my first post :)

been try this script to work for sometime now and i could not.

Basically it just makes a copy if a directory and zip with and name the file based on the date and time it happened.


$date = StringReplace($date, "/", "-")
Local $DateTime = $date &" "& $time

Local $test = String ($DateTime)

$loc = "C:\Users\localuser\Desktop\Pinnger\" 
$to = "C:\Users\localuser\Desktop\hehehe\"

$try = $to &" "& $test
$try = String($try)

Run(@ComSpec &  ' /k ""%ProgramFiles%\WinRAR\Rar.exe" a -ep1 -r -y "'&$try&'" "'&$loc&'" "',"", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

and it gives the error in the image i attached


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Hi @BlackWidow, and welcome to the AutoIt forums :welcome:
The error is in the $time variable; you should replace ":" with "", because in the filename there can't be : characters.
P.S.: Next time, post your question in AutoIt General Help and Support forum :)


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Moved to the appropriate forum, as the Developer General Discussion forum very clearly states:


General development and scripting discussions. If it's super geeky and you don't know where to put it - it's probably here.

Do not create AutoIt-related topics here, use the AutoIt General Help and Support or AutoIt Technical Discussion forums.

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Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


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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