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Is there a way I can run a batch file upon locking my computer, and then run another batch file when I unlock it? (Windows 8.1)

Thank you!

  • Yes use a schedule task – Ramhound Jan 30 '14 at 0:11
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I am sorry I can't give you english screenshots.
Just create a task in planned tasks.
At the "trigger" tab, you can select "At lock" and "At unlock".

  • Is this the view you're talking about? i.imgur.com/X6q5iNH.png Where are the triggers? – intA Jan 30 '14 at 0:38
  • If I go to 'create basic task' I eventually get to this screen i.imgur.com/gJAvO43.png and there are so many options!! I can't find lock and unlock. – intA Jan 30 '14 at 0:40
  • Not Basic Task. "Create new task". -> Sorry, I don't have an english Windows here. – davidbaumann Jan 30 '14 at 1:04
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As user294496 pointed out, one of the fastest ways to do this would be to set a "Scheduled Task" up to execute your batch files at lock/unlock.

Another option would be to take a look here and see if this little GUI tool that somebody wrote for something similar might be a better option for you if you don't want to do this using scheduled tasks. If you are interested in writing some C#, I'll bet it wouldn't be too difficult to write a utility similar to this.

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