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Batch Issue - Creating folders and Moving Documents

I’m trying to create a batch script in Windows 7 that will look at the first 6 numbers of 100s of pdf, create a folder based on the 6 unique numbers and move the pdfs into their respected folders. ...
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Batch file XCOPY cannot find existing directory

I'm writing a small batch file to copy my C# project to another drive. I'm using XCOPY to copy an entire folder (We have some XP machines still, so robocopy isn't an option). However, when I run the ...
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Why did running this script as administrator cause it to create a 1GB folder?

A batch script designed to copy another batch script to users' Documents folders in Windows had the undesired effect of creating a ~1GB folder in one user's Documents folder when he ran it with ...
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Batch command for Searching & Replacing Text in a Text containing non-TXT file

I am working with iMacro JavaScript .js files which are simple unencrypted lines of code-like text. The file contains the following code: var i; for (i = 1; i <= 10; i++) { iimSet("loop", i); ...
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Not process a variable in a string immediately in batch script

I'd like to know if it's possible to process a variable containing a variable not immediately but only when asked. For example this batch: @echo off setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion set VA=Two set ...
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Windows batch script: Manual power up vs Wake on Lan (WOL)

OK, I have a (win 7) desktop computer with WOL set up so I can turn it on remotely, it works fine. Next thing, on this computer I have a batch script, which runs at startup and starts various apps, ...
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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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In windows, is there a way to count the amount of times a string appears in a file

I am currently trying to write a batch script and at this point, I need to find a string, "null", and determine how many times it is shown in the file. I'm downloading an API from a website ...
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Need help to replace one tag with another

Anyone can help me on EmEditor Macro? id="131" restype="x-p" phase-name="pretrans"><source>Good morning</source><seg-source><mrk mtype="seg" ...
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Deleting files older than X days from different directories using forfiles

I would like to create a batch file that deletes files (only files, not folders neither subfolders) from different directories (100+ different directories) older than 1 day and have this batch run ...
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Loop Counter not working

@echo off setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion set /a eng_aud_count=0 set /a eng_sub_count=0 For /f "tokens=1-9 usebackq delims=.:^)^( skip=2" %%A in ("MY text File") do ( set trck=%%B ...
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Batch replace non-ASCII characters in filenames

I'm looking for a shell script that will recursively replace non-ASCI characters with underscore or just remove them. The issue is that a drive with files, created on Linux, has to be used on ...
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mklink in batch file keep returning insufisent permission

I made a code to execute an simbolic link between my Music folder and the music stored in my other hard drive @ECHO OFF SET /p bn=Band Name : md "%E:\Music\%bn%" SET /p dl=Album Name : mklink /d ...
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Batch script to only run command for 1 machine

I have a Windows GPO that runs a batch file startup script to disable NetBIOS. It normally looks like this: wmic nicconfig where (TcpipNetbiosOptions!=null and TcpipNetbiosOptions!=2) call ...
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Batch file rename with random alphanumeric

I am looking to rename a bunch of images (all with .jpg extention) with random alphanumeric names. Example would be 08kDRH1s.jpg or 0FwzUc3.jpg. Doing some searching I did find a few batch scripts ...
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Batch program to move shortcut file

I'm writing a short batch program to move a few shortcuts. The problem is that Windows returns, "Can not find the file specified". I imagine this is because either it's considered a system file ...
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need to copy folder with sub folder without answering prompt

I need to copy folder A to folder B and folder A is having subfolders. I have tried xcopy and copy both are stuck. C:\Users>xcopy sushantg\A\* sushantg\B /s /e /h /T Does sushantg\B specify a ...
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Using a .bat file to pull a string from a text file within a zip folder

So, please bear with me. This is only the second batch file I've ever written and my first post anywhere on StackExchange. I'm writing a batch file that tells a remote server to run HP Array ...
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Batch file with (Java invocation) wildcard expansion works on one Win 7 machine, fails on another

I'm using a Windows batch file to launch a Java program, using wildcard expansion to set a load of JAR files on the classpath similar to the below: java -cp "MyLibFolder\*" com.stupid.StupidProgram ...
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What Would I Call This? [closed]

When I'm working on a web development project or tutorial, I generally open the same applications, just with different files. I wrote a batch file for my current project, so I can open these with one ...
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46 views

What comand do I enter into my batch file to do this?

I want my batch file to find a string in a file and return it to the next line in my batch file. How can I do this? I've googled over and over but can't get the specific answer I need with the ...
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1answer
45 views

When applications are slow to launch, how quickly is the process registered as running?

I'm looking at a problem with a java webstart kiosk app of ours. I occasinally get a support ticket saying that multiple instances of the app were found running at once on one PC. This causes problems ...
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Weird characters (´╗┐) at the start of a batch file

I am working with batch files in Windows, using both Notepad, and Notepad++. When I run the batch files, which all start with @echo off, I see the first line (when running on two separate machines) ...
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How do I concatenate files using a list and batch?

I need the equivalent of the shell command xargs < list.txt cat -- > compiled.txt as a Windows batch file. There is a directory full of text files (about 50 to 500 files) that I need to ...
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1answer
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Batch file to open 4 or 6 internet explorer screens and place them by dividing the desktop equally

I intend to write a script that can open 4-6 IE screens that can be automatically be placed on the desktop. So essentially all of them will get equal space on the desktop. I am aware of the command ...
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How do I get 64 bit %ProgramFiles% in batch file that is run from 32 bit application?

Problem is that in my case, a batch file run from 32 bit application have %ProgramFiles% expanding to "C:\Program Files (x86)".
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Batch copy gives errors, xcopy works fine

I am writing a general file backup program. It searches the drive for files matching a set of types and then writes them to a folder on the desktop. I wrote it using xcopy on Windows XP but upon ...
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1answer
408 views

Sending input to command line program from text/Batch file

I am a mechanical engineer with some hand on Programming in VC++. Our industry uses a DOS program & that requires 8 user inputs. We have to feed it manuaaly every time. Does we can automate this ...
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Using wildcards with the rmdir or rd command

Let's say there are some folder in the D: drive: D:\Air D:\Abonden D:\All D:\Whatever I want to delete all folders starting with "A" (including all subfolders and files). I tried this command: ...
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How do I make a batch file be able to run on other computers

When I create a batch file on my computer to execute start c:\Users\________\Whatever\..., it works on my machine. How can I get it to work on someone else's machine, since their username isn't my ...
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How to Copy files and folders from one network share to another

I have a file in one network shared folder \\170.23.23.34 and i want to copy the files to another share \\170.23.23.36. What should be the batch script for the same.
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How to kill a process based on the partial content of its window title?

I start a command window with a similar command: start "DUMMYCOMMANDWINDOW" I can then close the window using this command: taskkill /FI "WINDOWTITLE EQ DUMMY*" /f /t What I'd like to do, ...
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119 views

How to batch multiplex audio and video track files with ffmpeg

I think that everybody knows that problem about downloading 480p & 1080p videos from Youtube, and that the only way available for many Download programs is to download the Video and Audio Tracks ...
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Add registry key entries using batch file [duplicate]

How to add the below keys using pure batch file? [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Server] "DisplayName"="Server" "DisplayVersion"="1.2" ...
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Window Batch file - Current folder name gets truncated

On my Win7 x64 box, when I run this command to find the current folder name for %* in (.) do echo %~n* it works for folders with alpha characters. However, for folder names that contain numeric ...
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Running Windows Batch File without Popup [duplicate]

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 ...
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Changing Gateway and DNS addresses with batch file

I'm having a little crisis every time I have to change the gateway in order to access different sites from my workplace. It's time consuming and I'd be really glad if someone provides me with a script ...
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1answer
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How can I add a character to folder names using batch

I've got a series of folders on a Windows server which are a numerical sequence 92001, 92002, etc. and I need to add a '0'at the start of all these folders. Rather than do this tedious task manually ...
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Batch window's colors are screwd up by Node.js and related commandline services

I run node.js from a batch file and whenever some command that has colorful output it screws up my batch window's default colors. ^ Here it's debug that does it, but any command that has colored ...
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command line needed for creating task with eventID

I want to schedule a task through cmd, the task has to run a .bat file when my WiFi connects. I have manually created a task which does this but I want to do this by command line. I tried this ...
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123 views

Schedule a .bat file to run at a certain time/within a certain amount of minutes

How do you schedule a task to run a batch file at a certain time/within a certain amount of minutes? I'd use at 12:34 C:\example.bat but unfortunately the AT command is deprecated.. I'd like to use it ...
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1answer
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how to use Null is Batch script

I working on small program to update the configuration of small program, I'm new to batch script, user need to enter desired input to go to desired program and I have 5 set of programs with in the ...
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Batch: backup, then delete old backup

I have a batch script that runs hourly. It connects to an FTP server, downloads a backup file, then deletes the oldest backup (backups are kept for 4hours by default). This is supposed to insulate our ...
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Can not schedule a batch file to run at startup [duplicate]

I'm trying to schedule a batch file to run at start up. Here is my command: schtasks /create /tn test /tr c:\simple.bat /sc onstart simple.bat only writes the current time to a file: time /t > ...
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147 views

How to end a task from a batch file which is not a process?

I have a batch file which is launching a script (python one). I'm looking for a windows command which will terminate the script. taskkill is working in processes and there is no unique process here, ...
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Batch file - wait for another commands

To activate some commands from mozilla SDK I have to run batch file called "activate". I don't want to find the proper file each time I want to do something with this SDK, so I created batch file: cd ...
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Can I perform different actions in a windows batch file based on the most recent version of a program installed?

Some of our computers run multiple versions of Microsoft Access (97 & 2010) while others run 365. For the pcs running multiple versions, the default is set to 97. I have a batch file that is ...
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Batch script Issue passing path as paramter with spaces [duplicate]

go.bat @echo off set url=D:\Download\Path with space inside echo "%url%" pause output: C:\Users\Admin\Desktop>go "D:\Download\Path with space inside" Premere un tasto per continuare . . . ...
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Batch File IF Statement Time Taken

I am trying to write a batch file that takes the time taken of a command and converts it into hours, minutes and seconds. Here's what I've got: @echo off set /a sec=0 set /a min=0 set /a hrs=0 for ...
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DOS Batch script to iterate through NTFS drives

I need a Batch FOR loop that iterates through the driveletters of NTFS drives only. I found a way to do a FOR loop like so: for %%X in (C:\ D:\ E:\ F:\ G:\) do <bla> Obviously I could go A-Z ...