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I have a simple question, but I don't remember the batch syntax very well. If I want to create a batch file that transfers all the files in Folder A to Folder B every 20 minutes, what does the batch file need to look like?

I think something like this:

:1
-script that search if there are files -
-script that moves the files to the folder B-
sleep(x seconds)
go to 1;

Thanks all

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What operating system are you on? Are you talking about a .bat file on Windows that will perform this? –  Raystafarian Mar 2 '12 at 18:53
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I would suggest writing a batch file to move those files without any sleeps or gotos, then set up a scheduled task to run that batch file every 20 minutes. Although this doesn't directly answer your question, I think it's what you want to achieve from asking your question.

If you did want to use your method, try:

:Label1
commands here...
SLEEP 20
GOTO Label1
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I can try also the schedule, but i don't know really how it work, i have present the scheduler but don't know how to use or configue. With Label1 what execute? and what commands i need to write? Thanks –  Synthoras Mar 2 '12 at 11:54
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I'm assuming you are using XP or up.

Using the Task scheduler makes more sense here. It will use less CPU.

schtasks /create /sc minute /mo 20 /tn "Copy file X per 20min" /tr "path to your batchfile" /k

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