Batch processing is the execution of a set of commands or software programs without user intervention. A batch file is a text file containing a sequence of such commands or programs invocations. Please use the tag [batch-file] for that.

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Terminate the Access macro after a specific time

I am running several MS Access macros from a batch file. The macro runs several queries in AccessDB. Things are working fine. But, I want to add a check. If a macro runs longer than a specific time, ...
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Taking screenshots when I'm not logged in

I'm looking to take several screenshots from an application at a certain time of the day (let's say 3 o'clock, when I'm certainly not logged in) . Currently I'm using NirCmd to take the screenshots, ...
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avoiding console window display when scheduled task runs batch file

I have a small batch file which xcopies some files from one folder to another which I've scheduled (via windows scheduled tasks) to run every 1 hour: @echo off xcopy c:\foo c:\bar /E /C /F /Y Since ...
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Converting Multiple .doc files to searchable .pdf

I have a batch command file that runs daily converting data extract files to .txt, .doc, and then to .pdf formats. I run a series of formatting macros in Word on the .txt file before saving to .doc ...
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What are the underlying Windows7 mechanics that are responsible for opening selected files via key 'Enter'?

I need to create a batch script that opens n files, of same type and same suffix, with program p, without creating n instances of p (i. e. use multiple tabs instead of multiple instances). For some ...
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Imagemagick batch converting memory overload

I must to convert about billion of images from jp2 to jpg... I create such .bat for /d %%d in (*) do ( for %%f in ("%%~d\*.jp2") do ( convert -limit memory 0 -limit map 0 "%%~ff" -quality 25 "%...
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Refresh Domain Credentials Cache via command-line

Is there a way to refresh the cache a domain-computer keeps to store domain passwords? I have a PC that is infrequently on the network, and the occasion happens where I would like the manually update ...
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Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
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Skype audio device batch file

I need to create a .bat that will change my Skype mic input to a virtual audio cable and the speakers output to a different virtual audio cable, and it cannot affect the Windows default devices in any ...
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Matching filenames of different types, mirroring file structure, batch renaming

Ok, I have been searching for a way to do this for sometime. Here we go: I'm a DJ - I use .MP3 for personal listening, .WAV for performances. I get a song in .mp3 format, clean the file name to "...
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Prevent PC from sleeping while running Photoshop batch

I'm running Windows 10 and latest version of Photoshop CC. I started a long running batch and I assumed Photoshop would keep the computer awake, but apparently it doesn't. Is there a setting in ...
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Mkvmerge batch for change default audio

I want to change the default audio of my files but there are too many. How can I do it with cmd or bat file? This is my code for one file: "C:/Program Files/MKVToolNix\mkvmerge.exe" --ui-language ...
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how can I get a Batch File to Delete a folder if it doesnt contain a specific file

Hi I'm new here and was hoping someone can help me with a problem I have. Over the years I have acquired a number of ebooks (several thousand). So I have decided to only keep my mobi and Epub books. ...
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How do I edit / create a new batch script to setup a bulk download from a series of links (with script)

A few weeks ago, I posted this question and got a wonderful answer. I tried to apply the same techniques used to the following set of code for another website, but failed. The command prompt window ...
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WMIC Fails When Connecting to Computer with Multiple IP Addresses

I am trying to run a restart script against a list of computers, where it uses WMIC to see if users are logged in: WMIC /NODE: "workstation_name" COMPUTERSYSTEM GET USERNAME and then use psshutdown if ...
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Java runs in batch but not Powershell

I have a batch file that runs a jar with a few parameters, works fine: @echo off java -cp bulkconfig.020.0005.jar com.hospira.bulkconfig.LoadConfig %* I would like to add some more cababilities ...
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Controlling encoding of redirected win console command output

Here is what I want to do: Redirecting properly the output of console applications (I use the term command in the rest of the message) into a file with 1252 encoding (to make it readable from any ...
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Having a message box used as a variable in batch program

I am attempting to have a batch program pop-up with yes or no options and depending what the user clicks will determine what the program will do. for example: @echo off Echo x=msgbox^("Yes or No?",...
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Logon Script with net use * /delete /yes

I'm trying to get rid of all manually mapped network drives on all workstations in my domain. I want our end-user's mapped drives to be mapped solely via GPO (GPO's are already in place). I'm trying ...
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How to batch delete files based on their checksum matching an existing list of checksums

I'm looking for a means of deleting files based on their checksum matching a list of previously seen checksums in a text file or some other list. The context is a large photo organization project ...
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Auto Sort files from one folder to another

I am looking to create a folder that whenever a file(s) is placed into it, a batch file is triggered to properly place the file(s) in the correct folder(s) based on aspects of the filename (similar to ...
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Configuring Windows 8/8.1/10 File History via command line

tl;dr: Is there a way to configure windows 8 file history via unattended command-line/some script? long story: I'm configuring a lot of stand-alone (non-domain) PCs and I think some backup is better ...
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What is the symbol for all folders in a folder when you dir a path and export to .txt?

I have a folder called root\sound\weapons. In root\sound\weapons I have: ak, m4, m9, etc., and in each of these, I have five sounds. I want to dir root\sound\weapons\ak,m4,m9\*dist.wav /B /O >...
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Block rename files with wrongly encoded filenames in Windows

I have a large number of files that (due to some multi-stage transport) have wrong filenames. For example a file that should be named Τεχνικός Di 04.02.2014 23_43.msg is currently named +ñ+...
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Login to multiple putty sessions, each with a new path

I login to multiple putty sessions everyday to start some services. So in total I have 20 different paths. So what I do is: I login to putty and copy/paste the path in each session. Now, what I ...
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Schedule a batch to ping at system startup and check if it's running from task manager

using system scheduler on win 2012R2 I would run the following bat file: echo %DATE%_%TIME% >> C:\test\testschedule.txt timeout /T 300 /NOBREAK start ping 8.8.8.8 -t start ping 208.67.222....
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Run PhantomJS by batch

I got a question regarding creating a batch file that calls the phantomjs application and use two files. Overview of files: phantomjs application in: I:/path/to/my/file/test/phantomjs phantomjs ...
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Command line edit of parental controls

I'm new to windows administration and pardon me if I write something stupid :) I've been given a task to enable installation of specific apps on win7 user account with parental controls restriction. ...
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Delete all files and folders in a specific directory older than 1 day except one folder with bat file using forfiles

I want to delete all folders, subfolders and files older than ome day in a specific directory and leave one folder untouched with the forfiles like the command below: forfiles /p "C:\path\tocheck" /s ...
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Delete parts of sequential files in folders in windows

I need to find a way to delete parts of sequences of files. For example in specific folder I have several subfolders, which contain: blabla_0001.jpg blabla_0002.jpg blabla_0003.jpg blabla_0004.jpg ...
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schtask Activate task when specific user login

I want to create a batch file that creates a scheduled task to run a .cmd file when a specific user logons. So far I've come up with this: @echo off schtasks /CREATE /RU %username% /TN "TaskName" /TR ...
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How can I batch convert all of my video files to AAC audio without converting the video?

I've used XMedia Recode to do this and it works great. I set video to "copy", audio to "convert", and it takes 2 minutes for a 2GB file. There's two problems with it for batch work though. It doesn't ...
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WIX: Run batch file based on checkbox value with admin right

I created a installer using WIX. However, after installing the software, I have a checkbox asking the user whether to run a batch file or not. If the user check the checkbox, the batch file will run. ...
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Using batch to automate manage-bde

We would like to encrypt C (full disk) specifying a startup password (we are ok with this in plain text, it's temporary) and simply backup the recovery key to the desktop. So far what's working is ...
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move filename bar.filename, without mentioning filename twice?

How do I move filename to bar.filename without mentioning filename twice? In Bash I can just do: mv {,bar.}filename. I suppose I could do: set filename="foobar" && mv "%filename%" "bar.%...
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Batch metadata and text extraction of pdf files

I have a set of PDF files, all of which contain text. However, some of these files were somehow not created properly; the selectable text is not searchable or convertible to plain text (the resulting ...
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Automatically run executable files with third party program/script in Windows

It is possible to launch an exe file using a third party program through the context menu. My problem is that an exe file might be triggered by a script or by another application on which I don't ...
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Batch File to upload via FTP - 550 Permission Denied

I am trying to create a batch file that will upload a single file by FTP every time it is ran. Everything looks good in windows cmd. I get past the authentication of user name and password and after ...
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Mac Terminal Renaming Bulk files Randomly

I have googled and looked on here but nothing is as basic as I want it. Whats the best way to rename a folder of both .jpg and .JPG files to a random number - I have 250 images and I randomly want ...
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How to generate URLs to shared files in my google drive in batch? How about create Qualtrics surveys in batch?

I have about 200 images uploaded in my google drive, and I want their URLs. I can, of course, manually click "share" for each one of them to get their URLs then paste them in a text file myself, but I ...
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Appending filename and path in Batch file

I'm having a hard time learning how to use command lines and the using batch files. What I want to do is write a custom path and then add the filename so that the output could be saved there. This ...
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Applications and .bat script get locked in Windows 7 for some minutes

I am playing around with Windows batch scripts and simple C++ applications on a Windows7 64Bit PC. The problem I am facing is that I cannot modify neither the batchfile nor the mingw-exe for minutes ...
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Batch file to boot to desktop on Windows 8?

I wanted to put a batch file that runs explorer.exe on a scheduled task so it would run every time I log on and boot me right to the desktop. I know there's 3rd party programs that do this and so does ...
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Simulating errorlevel

My command takes long to run but I expect that it can finish with error and I want fail fast in the batch loop in this case. How do I produce the error level? I tried a batch file with exit 1. But, ...
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How do I make this DWORD value entry in regedit using batch file?

How do I create this DWORD value using a batch file? Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\ Value: mybrowser.exe Data: ...
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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 \SERVER\INSTALL\...
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Large job Print automation

I regularly need to print documents off to send to a list of people. Each person n needs: The nth page from a Word Document All pages of an Excel Document (same document for every person) All ...
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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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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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Nested environment variable does not expanded

I can't explain the below strange issue. I have two system variables: PYTHONHOME = D:\Tools\ISDC_Tools\Scripting\Python.2.7 PYTHONPATH = %PYTHONHOME%;%PYTHONHOME%\Lib After creating a new cmd ...