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I found this solution on your site but my needs are slightly different and I could not find a solution in the archive.

Here is a script that starts Notepad and then MS Paint. If you terminate Paint, then the CMD proceeds to kill Notepad.

start notepad.exe
mspaint.exe
taskkill /IM notepad.exe
pause

I need for an app to start when another closes instead. So maybe someone can edit the above to: start mspaint when notepad closes.

Let me also explain my entire process because it might be possible to include all in one batch file??

  1. If App#1 starts, then App#2 must also start
  2. If App#1 closed then App#3 must start
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This example .bat file will demonstrate how this is done:

start "App1" Echo App1. Close me manually!
start "App2" Echo App2. Close me manually!
:waitapp1
timeout /T 2 /nobreak >nul
tasklist.exe /fi "WINDOWTITLE eq App1" | find ":" >nul
if errorlevel 1 goto waitapp1
start "App3" Echo App3. Close me manually!
echo Finished!

You may use other filters of the tasklist command. Perhaps you would prefer using IMAGENAME over WINDOWTITLE.

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notepad.exe
mspaint.exe

You can experiment with and without start before the app names to see the difference.

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