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  1. Sebastian, As was mentioned above you could use Macro Express commands to copy all files and folders in the Data folder to another folder. This example copies the files and folders from the folder Data to a folder that contains the date, e.g. E:\Data --> E:\Data09092021 while leaving the original Data folder intact. Variable Set String %SourceDir% to "E:\Data" Variable Set From File date Variable Set String %DestinationDir% to "E:\Data%FolderDay%%FolderMonth%%FolderYear%" Copy File/Files: "%SourceDir%\*.*" to "%DestinationDir%" <VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x00" Destination="%SourceDir%" Value="E:\\Data" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/> <VARIABLE SET FROM FILE Filename="%SourceDir%" Option="\x00" Date="\x01" Month="%FolderMonth%" Day="%FolderDay%" Year="%FolderYear%" Flags="\x07"/> <VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x00" Destination="%DestinationDir%" Value="E:\\Data%FolderDay%%FolderMonth%%FolderYear%" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/> <COPY FILE/FILES Source="%SourceDir%\\*.*" Dest="%DestinationDir%" Progress="TRUE" Recurse="TRUE"/> If you want to rename the Data folder you can use the following. This example moves the files and folders from the folder Data to a folder that contains the date, e.g. E:\Data --> E:\Data09092021 . The original folder E:\Data is removed. Variable Set String %SourceDir% to "E:\Data" Variable Set From File date Variable Set String %DestinationDir% to "E:\Data%FolderDay%%FolderMonth%%FolderYear%" Rename File/Files: "%SourceDir%" to "%DestinationDir%" <VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x00" Destination="%SourceDir%" Value="E:\\Data" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/> <VARIABLE SET FROM FILE Filename="%SourceDir%" Option="\x00" Date="\x01" Month="%FolderMonth%" Day="%FolderDay%" Year="%FolderYear%" Flags="\x07"/> <VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x00" Destination="%DestinationDir%" Value="E:\\Data%FolderDay%%FolderMonth%%FolderYear%" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/> <RENAME FILE/FILES Source="%SourceDir%" Dest="%DestinationDir%" Progress="FALSE" Recurse="FALSE"/> NOTE: the folder names cannot have a trailing "\" or contain "\*.*" When they do the copy or rename does not work correctly. I used the folder's modified date to create a destination folder like E:\Data09092021. I did not include hours and minutes in the destination folder name. You can easily add these. You could also choose to use the date/time when the macro runs, similar to what you have above.
  2. There is a Scheduled Macro option to run "When the program starts". This may do what you need. If not you can use Windows Task Scheduler along with the Macro Express command line options to run a macro. The command line would look something like either of these: "c:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro 6\MeProc.exe" /A::Filename?Macroname "c:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro 6\MeProc.exe" /A:Macroname
  3. If you have the Wait for sound to finish in the Sound Wave File command checked then you cannot stop the sound. Maybe you could try unchecking that and putting a delay after the Sound Wave File command. Then if you click to stop the delay the sound will stop.
  4. Is Macro Express Pro running as Administrator on your Windows 10 computer? If so you could try running as non-admin.
  5. I could not get a batch file containing any of these to work: start C:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro\MeProc.exe /APosteingang start "C:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro\MeProc.exe /APosteingang" start "C:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro\MeProc.exe" /APosteingang But a batch file containing this worked on both Windows 7 and Windows 10: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro\MeProc.exe" /APosteingang I expect the parameter in Dragon should look like this but I do not have Dragon to try it: ShellExecute "C:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro\MeProc.exe" /APosteingang Have you considered upgrading to Macro Express Pro 6? Maybe it contains a change that would help.
  6. You can still use Text File Process to loop through the text. Each line of a text file used by Windows ends with CR followed by LF referred to as CRLF. The Text File Begin/End process reads a line of text up to the CRLF. For convenience in your macro the string read by Text File Process does not include the CRLF. However, in your case, you know that each line originally had the CRLF. So, to determine the number of CRLF's just count the lines. Something like this: Variable Set Integer %N99% to 0 Text File Begin Process: "ansisavedcopy.txt" Variable Modify Integer: Inc (%N99%) // If the line is empty then stop the Text File loop If Variable %T1% = "" Break End If Text File End Process // Here: %N99% contains the number of times through the loop. This is also the number of CRLF's found. This sample does what you described. I counts the number of CRLF's found and it stops when the line is blank. There are some file formats that use only CR or only LF. If that were the case then you would have to read the entire file into a variable and parse through it. But, since Notepad+ indicates the file is ANSI format we know that each line of your file ends with CRLF.
  7. The Text File Begin Process will read one line at a time and put it into your variable %T1% ... without a CRLF. Variable %T1% will not contain a CRLF. In your example the first time through the Text File Begin Process loop %T1% will contain "My Requisition Statuses" (no CRLF). The second time through the loop %T1% will contain "Create Requisition" (again, no CRLF). The third time through the loop %T1% will contain "Procurement Templates" (still no CRLF). To see how these things work load the file asniSavedCopy.txt into variable %T2%. Then do the "Variable Set Integer %N1% from Position of Text in variable %T2%. The variable %N1% will be set to 24 (Assuming the first line contains "My Requisition Statuses<CR><LF>" What are you trying to accomplish? We might be able to help you better if we understand your goal.
  8. This worked for me: The /c parameter tells cmd.exe to close after running. %TEMP% points to the temporary folder. You could also put commands in a batch file c: cd %TEMP% dir > %TEMP%\DirCmd.txt and use the Program Launch command to run the batch file. And then, as rberg said, load the file into a macro via a 'Variable Set String %T1% from File' command or the Text File Begin process command.
  9. Those log entries indicate that you have logging enabled for the "Open IrfanView & paste" macro. Edit the macro in the Script Editor. Click on the Miscellaneous tab. Click to disable "Log all Errors" and "Log all Commands". Normally I only use "Log all Commands" when I am debugging a macro.
  10. If you post the content of your Macro Logs it would help us understand what is happening. Click Tools, Macro Logs to see the folder where the logs are saved.
  11. That message means that something has been added to the Macro Logs. Have you looked at the logs?
  12. Huh. I had never noticed that before. I got curious so I did some testing. Captured macros have: Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <DOWN ARROW><LEFT ARROW><RIGHT ARROW><UP ARROW> The Text Type command enters: Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <ARROW DOWN><ARROW LEFT><ARROW RIGHT><ARROW UP> Both forms work. Interesting.
  13. Macros are saved in a file with the extension .mex. Search for the file(s) with .mex extension in the old profile and copy it to the new profile. Then click File, Open File to load it into Macro Express.
  14. I would suspect your anti-malware software. At one time Windows Defender delayed the start of macros. That was later fixed. Currently BitDefender causes many delays on my computers.
  15. The Lock Player and Unlock Player commands are added when you load a macro created in Macro Express 3 into Macro Express Pro 4. There is a checkbox that asks if you want to add them. Lock Player is used to prevent another macro launching while the first macro is still running. This has been useful to me on rare occasions. When you select an item in a popup menu a few things occur: 1. The popup menu disappears 2. The active window changes 3. The typing (or whatever the macro does) begins. It sounds like step 3 is starting before Windows finishes with steps 1 and 2. The amount of time to accomplish steps 1 and 2 can vary depending on the speed of your computer and what is running. The same macros on a different computer may behave differently.
  16. To change the font and color within Macro Express itself try the preference settings: Click Options, Preferences, Appearance and then the General, Explorer, and Script Editor tabs.
  17. You're welcome. Perhaps you could add something like this: Variable Modify String: Replace ":\\" in %tFolder% with ":\"
  18. This is not a valid file path: Try this instead: M:\AttributeChangeDateFromShed.mex
  19. No, you were not wrong. UWP programs do not follow long established standards for Windows programming. Hooks work but many hotkeys are blocked. I cannot launch a UWP .exe using the Program Launch command so I have to launch it from the menus. They do not use Alt key shortcuts. The is no File menu. They are very slow and require long delays. They do not support Window Controls. Because you prefer to use Window Controls your statement that macros do not not work with UWP programs is not incorrect. Specifically, in this case, your macro activated with Ctrl+Keypad 9 did not activate. Changing the hotkey to Ctrl+Shift+b worked. Working with UWP programs is tedious and frustrating. But, with effort, I have been able to get macros to work with them. Your mileage may vary.
  20. Do you have a macro that uses the Keystroke Speed command? I discovered that if one macro sets the Keystroke Speed, to 500 say, and does not reset it back to 0 then all other macros that I run after that type text slowly. I try to remember to set Keystroke Speed back to 0 in any macro that changes it. You could check for this by putting a Keystroke Speed: 0 at the top of one of your macros that is typing slowly. If it starts to work more quickly you can search for the macro that slows down the keystroke speed. Another thing to check is whether the Delay after keystroke value found in Playback, Delays has been changed. The default value for this is 300.
  21. Stupid question: Does it help if you restart Macro Express and/or Windows? My macros slowed waaay down when we switched from Norton Internet Security to BitDefender. (I cannot wait to get rid of BitDefender. 🙁)
  22. I failed to mention that my macro is activated with Ctrl+Alt+a. It works whether or not Settings is already loaded. in other words, a Ctrl+Alt+a hotkey works as an activation from within the Settings application.
  23. It has been stated several times on forum that Macro Express does not work with UWP programs. That is not my experience. UWP programs behave differently than Win32 programs but, with some effort, I have been able to get Macro Express to work with them. I took this as a challenge to get Macro Express to work with Windows 10 Settings. Here is a macro that opens Windows Settings, navigates to Apps & Features, and closes Settings. Note: This macro was written with Macro Express Pro 6, not ME 4. // ----------------------------------- // Initialization // ----------------------------------- Variable Set Decimal %SDelay% to 0.1 // Short delay Variable Set Decimal %MDelay% to 1 // Medium delay Variable Set Decimal %LDelay% to 2 // Long delay Keystroke Speed: 200 milliseconds Text Box Display: Progress ... // ----------------------------------- // Open Windows Settings // ----------------------------------- If Not Window "Settings" is running Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <WIND> Delay: %SDelay% seconds Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <WINU> Delay: %MDelay% seconds Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): Settings Delay: %SDelay% seconds Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <ENTER> Text Box Update: Progress ... Wait for Window Title: Settings End If Delay: %LDelay% seconds // Set focus to Windows Settings If Window "Settings" is running Text Box Update: Progress ... If Not Window "Settings" is focused Text Box Update: Progress ... Window Activate: Settings Delay: %LDelay% seconds End If If Program "SYSTEMSETTINGS.EXE" is running Text Box Update: Progress ... // Type Delay: %MDelay% seconds Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): Apps & Delay: %MDelay% seconds Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <ENTER> Delay: %MDelay% seconds Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <ENTER> Text Box Update: Progress ... If Message "Close Settings?" Delay: %sDelay% seconds // Restore focus to Settings If Not Window "Settings" is focused Text Box Update: Progress ... Window Activate: Settings Delay: %LDelay% seconds End If // Now close Settings Text Box Update: Progress ... Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <ALTD><SPACE><ALTU> Delay: %sDelay% seconds Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): c Text Box Update: Progress ... Delay: 1.5 seconds End If End If End If // ----------------------------------- // Done // ----------------------------------- Keystroke Speed: 0 milliseconds <COMMENT Value="-----------------------------------"/> <COMMENT Value=" Initialization"/> <COMMENT Value="-----------------------------------"/> <VARIABLE SET DECIMAL Option="\x00" Destination="%SDelay%" Value="0.1" _COMMENT="Short delay"/> <VARIABLE SET DECIMAL Option="\x00" Destination="%MDelay%" Value="1" _COMMENT="Medium delay\r\n"/> <VARIABLE SET DECIMAL Option="\x00" Destination="%LDelay%" Value="2" _COMMENT="Long delay"/> <KEYSTROKE SPEED Delay="200"/> <TEXT BOX DISPLAY Title="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 Launcing SystemSettings\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n" Left="Center" Top="20" Width="564" Height="143" Monitor="0" OnTop="TRUE" Keep_Focus="FALSE" Mode="\x02" Delay="0"/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT Value="-----------------------------------"/> <COMMENT Value=" Open Windows Settings"/> <COMMENT Value="-----------------------------------"/> <IF NOT WINDOW Option="\x01" Title="Settings" Partial="TRUE" Wildcards="FALSE"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<WIND>"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%SDelay%"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<WINU>"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%MDelay%"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="Settings"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%SDelay%"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<ENTER>"/> <TEXT BOX UPDATE Header="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue128;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 Wait for Window \\cf1\\b Settings\\cf0\\b0\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n"/> <WAIT FOR WINDOW TITLE Title="Settings" Partial="TRUE" Wildcards="FALSE" Indefinite="FALSE" Hours="0" Minutes="0" Seconds="45"/> <END IF/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%LDelay%"/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT Value="Set focus to Windows Settings"/> <IF WINDOW Option="\x01" Title="Settings" Partial="TRUE" Wildcards="FALSE"/> <TEXT BOX UPDATE Header="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue128;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\cf1\\b\\f0\\fs20 Settings\\b0 is running\\cf0\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n"/> <IF NOT WINDOW Option="\x00" Title="Settings" Partial="TRUE" Wildcards="FALSE"/> <TEXT BOX UPDATE Header="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue128;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 Set Focus to \\cf1\\b Settings\\cf0\\b0\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n"/> <WINDOW ACTIVATE Title="Settings" Exact_Match="FALSE" Wildcards="FALSE" _IGNORE="0x0006"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%LDelay%"/> <END IF/> <COMMENT/> <IF PROGRAM Option="\x01" Program="SYSTEMSETTINGS.EXE"/> <COMMENT/> <TEXT BOX UPDATE Header="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue128;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 Select Apps in \\cf1\\b Settings\\cf0\\b0\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n"/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT Value="Type"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%MDelay%"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="Apps &"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%MDelay%"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<ENTER>"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%MDelay%"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<ENTER>"/> <COMMENT/> <TEXT BOX UPDATE Header="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue128;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\cf1\\b\\f0\\fs20 Settings\\b0 is loaded\\cf0\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n"/> <IF MESSAGE Caption="Close Settings?" Message="Do you want to close Settings now?" BtnMode="\x00" Default="TRUE" Left="Center" Top="40" Monitor="0" Delay="0"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%sDelay%"/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT Value="Restore focus to Settings"/> <IF NOT WINDOW Option="\x00" Title="Settings" Partial="TRUE" Wildcards="FALSE"/> <TEXT BOX UPDATE Header="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue128;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 Set Focus to \\cf1\\b Settings\\cf0\\b0\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n"/> <WINDOW ACTIVATE Title="Settings" Exact_Match="FALSE" Wildcards="FALSE" _IGNORE="0x0006"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%LDelay%"/> <END IF/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT Value="Now close Settings"/> <TEXT BOX UPDATE Header="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue128;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 Closing \\cf1\\b Settings\\cf0\\b0\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<ALTD><SPACE><ALTU>"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="%sDelay%"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="c"/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT/> <TEXT BOX UPDATE Header="Progress ..." Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue128;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 Closed \\cf1\\b Settings\\cf0\\b0\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="1.5"/> <END IF/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT/> <END IF/> <END IF/> <COMMENT/> <COMMENT Value="-----------------------------------"/> <COMMENT Value=" Done"/> <COMMENT Value="-----------------------------------"/> <KEYSTROKE SPEED Delay="0"/>
  24. The Code Tool is here in the forum software. When you are typing into the forum there should be a series of icons right above. The <> is the Code Tool Terry is demonstrating:
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