Text file containing a sequence of commands or program invocations that does not need user intervention.

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Why do I have to import .reg file from RegEdit in Win7 and not from .bat file?

I have a .bat file that makes a call to a .reg file (something like: regedit mytest.reg). I run the .bat file as administrator but I get an error: "Cannot import mytest.reg: Error opening the file. ...
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how connect to a wireless network connection via command prompt in windows?

I searched a lot related to netsh and ipconfig /renew and ipconfig /release. My idea is to write a batch file that would automatically connect to a particular wireless local area network using a ...
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Batch File, PING, errorlevel and > null what do they do?

This seems like a really easy question (running Windows 7). But I have looked for the answer and couldn't find anything at Microsoft's sites (XP PING & Everything else PING) or from a bunch of ...
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Bat file to open excel with parameters - spaces

I would like to run Excel, open a specific file in it and pass arguments to this file. My call is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.EXE" ...
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Start a program after waiting for user input

I'm writing a .bat file, and I'd like to start a program after waiting for the user to press any key. I tried the command below, but I got and "Invalid syntax" error: timeout /t -1 foo.exe
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Start applications on specified screen at startup (Windows 8)

What I would like to do is have all my programs that start on startup to popup on predefined screens. Now, since we configure applications to start on startup by adding a shortcut to the startup ...
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Prefix commands in batch

I am using a batch file to run Grunt with some console customization. I was wondering if there is a way to add grunt and a space to the commands I enter into the console. Here is my batch file: CD ...
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bat file to disable ethernet adaptor and then reenable it after windows log in

When I log into Windows 7 I need to wait 10 seconds and then disable the Local Area Connection (ethernet adaptor) and then reenable it. I have looked through the suggested answer: Enable/disable ...
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How to start a cmd window and issue tail request in a bat file?

I can open a cmd window and start a tail by entering something like this: tail -f C:\Oracle\WebCenter\Sites\11gR1\Sites\11.1.1.6.1\logs\sites.log This is probably a stupid question, but how do I do ...
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Use DOS batch to move all files up 1 directory

I have created a batch file to be executed through the right-click menu in Win7. When I right-click on a folder, I would like the batch file to move all files (excluding folders) up 1 directory. I ...
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Replace FTP with SFTP to transfer files - PSFTP.EXE ONLY

I am currently FTP'ing file to a unix box from a windows server. I want to change the following section of the script and migrate the ftp process to be sftp. @echo off echo user %user%> ...
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Batch file to backup and change environment variables

How do I write a batch file that backs up and restores the environment variables. After that, I want to set some of the variables and if something goes wrong, I can rollback the changes with this ...
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In Windows 7, how to change proxy settings from command line?

How do I change proxy settings from command line in Windows 7? I'm not talking about just the http_proxy. I need to set system-wide proxy settings (the ones in Internet properties setting). How ...
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How can I move files into a folder based on their name?

I have several .pdf and .tex-files in a certain folder "ABC". They all are named by the scheme C01S02_Word.pdf C03S02SS01_Description_random_words.pdf C04S01SS02_More_words.pdf and so forth C in ...
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APC Smart-UPS 1000VA - command file won't get executed

I've got this old piece - http://goo.gl/5M37Sc, working reliably so far, but it has one big problem: command file when power is down won't run. Everything seems to be configured correctly, but when ...
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Export windows Environment variables to a file. [duplicate]

Can we write a batch file to export all or some environment variables to a file in windos 7?
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Batch file needed to query a specific location

I am not a coder and would appreciate any assistance. I need a batch file which will query a NAS location and produce an output of the upper level directories (and maybe the second level down). The ...
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“There is no disk in the drive.” error message from an application that was just copied from a CD with batch file xcopy but doesn't require it at all

All, I have an interesting problem that I have looked everywhere for an answer and have come up short. Hopefully someone out there can shed some light as to why this is happening. I have a CD that ...
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running batch file within powershell

I'm running a batch file within PowerShell. It calls up another program to do a bunch of maps which it outputs to a subfolder called "GRD" I then want to rename the files in the GRD folder by adding ...
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Copy multiple files to folders. Use filename

How do I move multiple selected files to folders with using the filename? Any tool or cmd is welcome :) One file a time: press Win + R and type in shell:sendto create a new textfile in this ...
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How do I open a random file in a folder, and set that only files with the specified filename extension(s) should be opened?

How do I open a random file in a folder, and set that only files with the specified filename extension(s) should be opened? (While preferably, supporting Unicode filenames too.) I've already looked ...
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How can I start a batch script before open some type of file? [duplicate]

I'm writing some custom lock file system for my company. I want to start my lock_engine.bat before open some type of file. for example here my bat: @ECHO OFF set FILENAME=%~nx1 echo. is locking ...
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What persistent information does the devcon hwids output contain?

I have a gaming keyboard (Logitech G15) that uses its own software for additional features. Now I am writing a startup batch script that starts that software if the keyboard is connected. It of course ...
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.bat file doesn't work with comments at top?

I have a .bat file I made to combine multiple files into a new file and it previously looked like this: copy /b ^ E:\file1.txt+^ E:\file2.txt+^ E:\file3.txt ^ E:\output.txt :: comment That worked ...
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Batch rename all files in folder to uppercase

Is there a way to rename all files in a specific folder to uppercase? I found this code but it renames files to lowercase, can it be modified to change to uppercase instead? for /f "Tokens=*" %f in ...
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Better-quality FFMPEG conversion from MTS to AVI

I got the following code from some forum. I'm a beiginner, so please bear with my questions ... I need to convert a video from MTS to AVI in very good quality. Currently I'm using the following code ...
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How can I set a parameter for month in a batch file?

I'm writing a batch file which will be move files from one drive to another drive. I receive files to the D: drive from other source daily. My E: drive has month wise folders like August 2013, ...
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Replace “open command window here” to open git sh.exe bash

Is there a way to replace the default option in windows context menu to open command window in the current directory to open git's sh.exe bash in the current directory?
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Remotely use a local account to unlock another local account

So I have had an interesting problem pop up. I am trying to make someones life easier by making a script to help reset local accounts on windows 7 machines. Ideally, we'd like to do it remotely, so ...
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bat file behaves differently when run from windows scheduler

I have a .bat file S:\BACKUP_db\copytofileserver.bat, which takes some files and zip them to the network drive. Its first command is to delete the old backup at specific network path, then pack the ...
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Windows Batch File (WMI) - taskkill process based on memory usage

Is there a way using WMIC, bat files, or powershell, to kill a task with a particular task name if the amount of virtual memory the process is using is above a certain limit? Specifically I want to ...
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How do I actually open a program from a batch file? All it does is open a command prompt with that file name [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to learn Batch file scripting so maybe I'm just not seeing what I'm doing wrong but I am just making a very simple batch file that opens up a text file. Here is the code I am ...
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Opening local batch file from Chrome bookmark

I have a batch file located at C:/bat.bat on the C drive of my Windows 8 system. I created a Chrome bookmark that points to the URL file:\\\C:\bat.bat. When I click the bookmark, Chrome shows the ...
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Need help sorting

Ok, I get a report every day, a passenger manifest. It is just given in the order that they take the reservation, not the actual time for the passenger pick up. Each order contains 4 lines. Line 1, ...
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Set enviroment variable setx

I am setting a environment variable with setx(win7) in a cmd , that I started from a batch file, if I close the shell an open a new from batch file again and use Set command to check it, I do not get ...
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Error in Creating Android Project Using Cocos2d

When i am trying to create the project using cocos2dx i am getting this error of cygwin.Even though my path is correct for cygwin which is C:\cygwin\bin.My project is created but it is missing few ...
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Batch file in windows scheduler

set PATH=C:\Users\... call date2.cmd md %DT_MM%-%DT_DD%-%DT_YYYY% cd %DT_MM%-%DT_DD%-%DT_YYYY% So, I set my path to the folder that has PSFTP for me to run and run a file that will get the current ...
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Run a block conditionally on grep output

I've found a number of solutions to this problem, but unfortunately none of them seem to work on my windows box. I'm running a FOR loop in a batch file to loop through a number of text files. For ...
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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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Windows batch file - How to pipe output to text file and then open the text file?

I have a weird problem where I have a simple batch file that runs another batch file, outputs what is on the screen to a log file, and then attempts to open the log file. The problem is, the log file ...
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How can I write a windows batch file that opens a command prompt and executes a command?

I want to create a .cmd file that opens the command line at a location relative to the .cmd file itself, and then executes something like this: someapp start ../../config.js How can I do this?
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How to replace a single character in Windows filenames using a batch file?

I have a Windows Server 2003 server that has a whole bunch of filenames that need renaming. Basically, I just need all - (hyphens) replaced with _ (underscores), no matter where they are in the ...
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Script for modifying file content in specified files

I tried searching previous questions but none worked, or I couldn't adapt them to my needs. I want to write a script that asks for: folder criteria old string new string And replace every file in ...
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Writing time in a file in a for loop

In windows 2008: I'm trying to zip and copy files to a backup server. I use command line/batch file, I log the result in a log file, I now want to log also the time for each file looped. The ...
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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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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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change a .bat file to omit extensions when listing files in win 7

dir /b > filenames.txt Re named to .bat gives me file names with ext, I want to list without extensions, Any ideas anybody
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Running Batch file from servers network share - using servers local user account

I am trying to create a script that could be run from servers network share and promt me to type servers local username and password as credentials. So, .bat file is located at ...
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How to hide cmd window of a Calibre Content Server batch script? [duplicate]

So I manage to be able to share more than one Server Content at the same time with the same PC. If someone want to know how can I do this, is easy. Make a batch script and put this: @echo off ...
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How do I rename a bunch of files in the Command Prompt?

I have a problem with filenames. The stupid camera I am using resets the autonumber sequence every so often, and therefore I am getting tons of conflicts if I try and put lots of photos in a single ...