I used a macro recorder for AutoHotkey in the past, but now I can't seem to find it at all.

How can I record macros for Autohotkey?

  • Why was this question closed? It doesn't seem to be off-topic here. – Anderson Green Nov 5 '19 at 18:14

Unfortunately, the original archive is gone after Autootkey moved to GitHub.

However we are lucky that archive.org still has a copy: https://web.archive.org/web/20150908182356/http://www.autohotkey.com/download/AutoHotkey.zip

There also once was an alternative named Macrorecorder.com, but this page now is flagged by Mozilla/Google as being taken over by malware.

Unfortunately John T's answer is only half of the solution. AutoScriptWriter is no more part of the newest AHK Installer. It is only part of the full old version of AHK, called by the somewhat misleading name "AutoHotkey Basic".

  • Go to the download page http://www.autohotkey.com/download/
  • Find "Installer for AutoHotkey Basic"
  • If you do not need UniCode, you can install this one, it includes AutoScriptWriter. However I recommend to use the new AHK, so this is not the solution.
  • Instead I recommend that you "download this zip file instead", at http://www.autohotkey.com/download/AutoHotkey.zip
  • In this ZIP there is a directory called AutoScriptWriter
  • Copy this complete directory somewhere, including the DLL.
  • You can run AutoScriptWriter.exe from within this directory.

Note that AutoScriptWriter does not create UniCode documents, so the Save button is useless now. However you can use the Clipboard to copy the text portions you want.

This solution works for me as of 2011-10-25


I'm working on a new Macro Recorder for AutoHotkey. It has many features, you can edit any part of the macro, test it and easily create Scripts with Hotkeys or Hotstrings. If anyone's looking for a Free Macro Utility, please check it out. Pulover's Macro Creator.

GitHub download link

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    (+1) - with donation. Thanks for your brilliant work on the Macro Recorder. I was looking for something like this, came across yours, and in a few minutes was able to automate something that would have taken a few hours of tedious effort. Best part is that it was easy to figure out without reading any tutorials -- just a little trial and error. Thanks. – Assad Ebrahim Aug 23 '14 at 14:14
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    I will love to try Pulover's Macro Creator once it pass Totalvirus site shows 2 Trojans are embedded check : virustotal.com – user391292 Nov 19 '14 at 8:59
  • Seconding what user391292 said, and downvoting. – marcusdoesstuff Aug 11 '15 at 21:30
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    This website is now in security warning list when opened in Chrome browser. – Nam G VU Sep 22 '15 at 3:37
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    This software is open source; you can build it yourself quite easily. There will of course be false positives by heuristics-based virus scanners due to the nature of the program. BTW I see no warning for the site in Chrome right now. – Joe Coder Mar 8 '17 at 21:49

This answer is old and does not work with the new versions of AutoHotkey. Please refer to other answers.

It comes with the AutoHotkey installer, it is called AutoScriptWriter.

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    can you please remove your answer? its 2016 we cant find that writer in there official site anymore. – YumYumYum Mar 31 '16 at 14:32
  • @YumYumYum Why the heck a person should remove an answer? They put a time into it. Imagine removing books from the history. What the heck is that a request?! – F8ER Mar 31 at 16:00

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