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Refresh Desktop?

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Before I start, I apologise if this has been answered before - I couldn't find it :ph34r:

I have a very simple script which:

  • Copies a file to a folder and overwrites the file already there.
  • Deletes the existing shortcut to it on the desktop.
  • Creates a new shortcut (with a new name) on the desktop
My problem is that, although the existing shortcut has been deleted, it isn't removed from the desktop until I right-click > Refresh (WinXP Pro).

Is there a way of doing a Desktop Refresh in AutoIt?

TIA :(

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OK, I have a solution of sorts:

; Send Windows +D to show desktop

Send("#d")

; Send Windows +F5 to refresh

Send("#{F5}")

If anyone has a more elegant solution I'd be interested :ph34r:


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Hiya,

got a similar idea, but instead of pressing Win+D to get to the Desktop i'd just activate it

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",4)
WinActivate('classname=Progman')
Send('{F5}')

Btw: Why do you press Win+F5? Just F5 should do it?

Greetings,

ZeD

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Try:

Opt('WinTitleMatchMode', 4)
ControlSend('classname=Progman', '', 'SysListView321', '{F5}')

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