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.

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batch script help, find, replace registry keys

I'm trying to figure out why my reg import command is not working in the script below. When I run the reg import fileName.reg from the DOS it works fine but when included in the script below it does ...
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How to Use Mklink Batch-files with FOR command? (Automatic Junction-Point Recreation)

I'm trying to create a batch-file that creates (DIR) junction points; I commonly use. Bellow is a script, which creates multiple links, to the same location. @echo off for /f %%i in (input.txt) ...
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IP, Gateway and DNS changer [.bat Win7]

I have a batch file that I use on my WinXP SP3 (I found it on the net and it worked). SWiTCH TO CONNECTION 1 @ECHO OFF set varip=192.168.0.118 set varsm=255.255.255.0 set vargw=192.168.0.1 set ...
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Create a Batch file to backup and restore Network Printers for All Users

I have an XP machine with multiple profiles. These profiles sometimes have different printers mapped to each user. Example: User A has network printer 1, 2 and 5 mapped. Printer 2 is default. User B ...
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wait after call command minecraft

I'm trying to create a batch file for a friend because he has some problems on minecraft. He needs to launch minecraft 80 times without closing java error... I have 2 batches, one with a while, and an ...
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Batch file script for Enable & disable the “use automatic Configuration Script”

My intention is to create a .bat file that toggles the check box of "use automatic Configuration Script" in Internet Settings. The following is my script @echo OFF setlocal ENABLEEXTENSIONS set ...
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Launching a scheduled task on a windows 7 VM on startup

I have a batch file I would like to run every time my Windows 7 VM restarts. I have created the batch file (and it functions as expected) as C:\example.bat. I have also setup a task in Task Scheduler ...
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How to extract binded file using batch script?

I binded two files image1.png and image2.png using command copy /b image1.png+image2.png bindedimage.png. How can i extract bindedimage.png to image1.png and image2.png?
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Batch Script for backup

I need a batch script that will zip up all files in a particular directory and save it to another directory in a YYYY/MM/DD-HH/MM/SS format. I've seen things similar but not sure about this. Thanks! ...
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Scheduled logoff scripts

I wondered if it was possible to launch a logoff script only, for example, every friday. Can this task be scheduled in Active Directory or must I programm a scripts that adds and remove it every ...
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Set Windows XP simple start menu via CMD/Registry

We're using temporary user accounts and when logging in, every time the classic start menu is restored. The new two-column start menu is not blocked by policies. I can turn it on manually, but I want ...
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cmd to powershell transition in batch-script

Is there a way of writing a batch-script that's executed via C:\>cmd.exe a.bat to switch into powershell.exe and run the remaining lines of code? 1. | echo "Hi. I'm cmd.exe." 2. | powershell 3. | ...
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Automating music transcode

I want to be able to transcode my music library (lots of nested folders, no space) to a different bitrate. I've been doing this manually with Media Coder, but I've noticed that not every file ends up ...
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Is it possible to open a file with different programs from explorer and from shell?

For example, if I click txt file from explorer a notepad window shows up, but when I open 'menu start'->run->cmd.exe and then type txt file name also notepad gets in my way. Can I set it to be ...
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Windows task scheduler not running batch file on network drive

I have a batch file that I'd like to run with the Task Scheduler. Running the batch file manually works fine. If the batch file resides on the C:\ drive, task scheduler runs it fine, but if the ...
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How to find unexisting file in folder?

I have a folder with .mp4 files which i show online using web application. The rest of information about the video files is taken from a database. I have n files in the database and n-6 files in my ...
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Windows 7 batch: Change to program folder before starting program

My program opens nicely with a Windows 7 shortcut. I want that in a batch file. Contents of shortcut [full path] copied into *.bat opens program minus needed hidden parameters. I tried preceding with ...
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How to ensure full path in Windows batch FOR loop

I've created a generic batch (or Windows Command) file that lets me loop through the contents of a directory and call a command for each item. IF a%1==a ( set _DIR="%CD%") ELSE ( set _DIR="%~1") IF ...
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Trouble with macros

Recently, at work, the program that we have used for years has drastically changed and all of our old file types are no longer supported. This has left us completely out in the cold as to how we can ...
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NET USE remove if no right

I have a .bat for connecting network drives. I have 11 in total. My script works, but for now even if the user has no rights, that it connect the network drive. I would like if the user does not have ...
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Disable Sharing Wizard with Batch?

How can I disable the Sharing Wizard option that's win the Folders Options? I want to be able to disable it with a batch command. Any help is appreciated!
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Macros doesn't load on powerpoint startup

I have created a powerpoint macros to run a batch file when slideshow starts. This is my code Sub OnSlideShowPageChange(ByVal SSW As SlideShowWindow) If SSW.View.CurrentShowPosition = _ ...
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FFMPEG concat intro video to each file in directory (all mp4)

I'm trying to write a concatenation script (for osx) to add an intro.mp4 video to over a hundred other mp4 videos in a directory. The codec will stay the same mp4, the intro filename will stay the ...
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Add Date-Time Stamp To Copied File using Windows Batch

I thought this would be simple but it seems more of a challenge than I thought. I want a file to be copied and pasted with a time stamp appended. I get the time stamp using this code: set ...
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How to process files with purely numerical extenson [ regex ] Windows

Windows, batch. I want to process files in batch for loop. The problem is:I have no idea what exactly the extension will be. What I do know is that it will be a number. So what I'm trying to create ...
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Powershell Folder monitor/batch execution

I am new to Powershell. I have found a script that works with what I need, kind of. What I am looking for is a script to monitor a folder for specific file names/types. Depending on the file ...
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How to run b2sum-amd64-windows command recursively in a batch file?

BLAKE (hash function): https://blake2.net/ Download: https://blake2.net/b2sum-bin_20130305.zip The current b2sum-amd64-windows command does not include recursive option For example in windows ...
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Xcopy.exe: Hide all errors (window prompt)

I syncronize a folder on the hard drive with my USB device every time I insert it. For this I use a simple batch script that checks if the USB stick is inserted and if it is then do a sync by XCopy. ...
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Rename files using batch file

I have been searching for a way to rename 150 files daily simply by executing 1 command. The current files are in the same folder C:\reports. The file names differ and the only change I have to make ...
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How to use batch file to do X if it's ran on a laptop?

How do I write a batch file to do different things based on whether it is ran on a desktop vs. laptop? E.g. if on desktop, install x. If on laptop, skip x and install y instead. Edit: Windows 7 ...
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What does the percent sign indicate when used as a directory in batch files?

I have made a few batch files the hard way by CD-ing into the directory by typing all the way from root drive to folder. I have seen a few example codes use percent signs enclosing a few key words and ...
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Batch zipping multiple files into a single archive

I have the following drag-and-drop batch script for creating zip files @echo off if [%1]==[] goto :eof :loop "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -tzip "%~1.zip" "%~1" shift if not [%1]==[] goto loop ...
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Windows 7 batch file to delete specified files in a path with spaces

I'm trying to get a batch to work but it seems it can't find the specified file. I'd like the batch to do the following: Kill my IP camera software Wait a few seconds to ensure the software has ...
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Can Windows XP use net send command to send a message to a later version of windows?

The net send command can only be used in Windows XP or earliar versions. But can a Windows XP computer send a message to a later version of windows using the net send command?
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Batch to retrieve TFS version erroring in FOR /F where TFS attempts to PIPE to findstr

I have this partial batch, but it gives me an error (On 64 bit installations) SETLOCAL EnableDelayedExpansion REM Figure out what ProgramFiles Root we run the command SET ...
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Running batch file on remote machine (VM) using PowerShell

Quick question, have searched for awhile but can't find answer anywhere. Some background: I have a local machine and remote machine (Virtual Machine) that I am connecting through RDP. I have a batch ...
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How to append to the user %PATH% from command line

I found plenty of questions like this one on StackExchange but no one work in my specific case. I would like to easily add literally %FOO% to the user environment variable PATH. I found the ...
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How can I have a custom 7Zip batch script work like the “add to archive…” context menu action of 7Zip?

I am trying to figure out a way to select several files and folders in Windows Explorer and add them to a password protected .zip archive using a batch script, 7zip and a custom context menu item. ...
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How to batch compress sub subfolders?

I'm on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a directory that looks like this: Folder01 Subfolder 1 File1 File2 File3 Subfolder 2 File1 File2 Subfolder 3 ...
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for loop stops batch script

ok so been playing with this script and for some unknown reason it always crashes out (exits the prompt) when the script reaches the for statement, however if i simply copy and past these commands one ...
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Delete “unidentified” carriage-return char from a text file

I have a text file containing a strange "carriage return" char. If I open the file with Notepad I can't see the new line. If I open the file with Wordpad I can see the new line. I uploaded an ...
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batch file to run two application and when 1st app closed, other will be close too

Its a game called SubwaySurfer for pc, to run it through your keyboard we need to set autohotkey, what I need is when user click to play a game the autohotkey file will be run too, and when the game ...
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Batch file that sets a variable equal to the drive letter of first removable disk found

I want to write a batch file such that when I run it in cmd, it sets a new variable equal to the drive letter of my usb flash drive (if, of course, it's the only storage device of that type). Assume ...
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Batch process in photoshop, Merging two images together

this is more of a added question to an original question asked from this link. How do I batch merge 2 images in Photoshop? im trying to accomplish this same feat, but i want to save as jpeg instead ...
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Batch Move using wildcard in filename is getting files that do not match parameters:

I have a number of files with a 3 digit prefix. I'm attempting to move files based on the prefix using a wildcard. I expect that move 100*.sql subdir would only move files with the .sql extension ...
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Set NVIDIA digital vibrance to 100 with a batch file

Yes, is this possible? I'd be so stoked if I got this working. There's this game I play where I like to play it with Digital Vibrance set to 100%. But I hate having to open NVIDIA control panel every ...
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How can I remove spaces only from specific position using batch script

I have an entry as below in my input file (input.txt) : mcolWarrant||||||||| 0||Forwarded|| mcolWarrant||||||||| 0||Forwarded|| mcolWarrant||||||||| 0||Forwarded|| ...
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How to batch process overlaying of different images to a directory of images?

Folder1 has some images in png format and Folder2 has same number (& names) of images in png format with a watermark and transparency. I would like to overlay images from folder2 on images of ...
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Debugging a python program, called from another batch file

I have an annoying problem. I have a windows batch file, that does some initialization (mainly setting python paths) and then calls a python script. When the batch program is run, another window is ...
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.bat file to rename files (not bulk)

I take pictures of airplanes. When i put them on the computer they are named DCS_5678 (or anotrher number :p ) The way i catalogue my pictures is by renaming them as followed: ...