IM looking for a way to write programs, or maybe "script" is abetter word, to perform certain "chores" on my computer. Let me give you a few examples. My desktop is constantly cluttered with random ****. Video files, text files, music files, html documents, etc ... I want to write a program that when i execute it, it goes through my desktop, and puts all the files into certain folders i indicate. And also, i want to organize many text files. Like, for school related ****, lets say i tag them with something liek "sr" which stands for school related. So i change the file name of lets say "history essay.rtf" to "sr history essay.rtf" so when i run the program it puts tagged documents like that into a separate folder for school related stuff. Another thing is, ts annoying for me to check my emails. I would like to write another program, so when i execute it, it goes into my email, copies the first 5 email messages and the sender, and pastes it into a text document, so instead of checking my email, i can simply execute a program and read emails in a text document. Also, in relation to email ****, i would like to make another program that when i execute it, it reads a textfile containing email addresses, subject lines, and the actual message (which i would write myself), and sends the email off without me ever ahving to log into my email. also, when i say "run" the programs, i want it to be so when i click it, one of those black command boxes comes up (liek when you open .bat things) just quit right after its done. So everything i want is done with one double click. so, my question is, how would i go about making these types of programs or scripts or whatever the word is. im not asking anyone to write these for me, just what would be the best languages to use. I took computer programming 4 years ago in highschool, and i was exposed to visual basic. thanks.