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I am trying to run a bat file on startup (running Windows 8.1) that will change the permission of the temp folder and then run dropbox. The bat file executes properly on startup and does what I want but the cmd window appears and just stays there with the commands showing. I have to manually close the window for it to go away but other than that it works fine.

So is there a way for me to suppress the window. Here is the batch file code:

@ECHO OFF
echo y| CACLS "C:\Users\Name\AppData\Local\Temp" /grant Everyone:F
"C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe"
exit
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You can do it with VBScript. This will help you. Also this question is possible duplicate of this –  Jet May 20 at 17:26
    
@Richard Try Jet's suggestion. Here is a second link for a good VBS example. –  nixda May 20 at 17:29
    
So much duplicates ?.. –  Jet May 20 at 17:32
    
@techie007 I edited my bat commands to have a start in front of the dropbox. So now it reads start "C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe" but I'm still getting a persistent cmd window that I have to manually close. Like I said, I don't care if it shows up I just want it to close automatically when it's done. –  Richard May 20 at 17:46

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Create a shortcut to the batch file and put this into your startup items. Edit the properties of the shortcut to run minimized...

You can't suppress the window entirely.

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this does not really help me as it just minimizes the window; I need it to close, I don't care if the window shows up for a few seconds as long as it closes it self after finishing. This minimization step just has it minimized on my taskbar until I manually pull it up and close it myself. –  Richard May 20 at 17:26
    
You can suppress the window entirely... –  Jet May 20 at 17:28
    
Your 'exit' command should close the window when the script completes so something is amiss somewhere... –  Big Chris May 20 at 17:54
    
@Jet - how does this work unless it's a scheduled task or group policy? 'You learn something new every day' –  Big Chris May 20 at 17:58

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