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Windows 7 file in use error and batch save error

Q: Windows 7 file in use error and batch save error

I have a file in a folder called bla.exe

I copy a newer version to the folder

windows 7 asks me if I want to copy and replace the file

I say yes

Windows 7 says "error file is open in another program"

(it is in no way shape or form open in any program except for explorer!)

There is some kind of delayed file protection inside windows 7 that is not in windows XP nor vista.

in XP or vista you can copy and replace files with no problems.

I have searched and found several possible fixes that dont fix the problem:
1.) I set the advanced owner permisions to my whole C: drive to have the owner as Administrator instead of trusted installer

2.) UAC is off and I have set all basic permissions to full control on admin and on everyone
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problem #2

In windows XP I edit a batch file and I click save to save its new contents.

In windows 7 I save the edited batch file and it says it is in use and I end up having to save it as a different name or different location!
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- I have searched to no end on this issue since win 7 came out.
- I have this same issue after re-installing windows 7 multiple times( and with default settings)
- I have this same issue on different peoples computers that have win 7 too.

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the files that have copy errors can be ANY exe and it wont let you unless you wait about 10 minutes after you clicked the original exe.

the batch save problem also exists on any windows 7

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Any possible help or solutions would be great.....someday I guess.... ???

A: Windows 7 file in use error and batch save error

I read your question several times to make sure I am following you correctly.

What I am perceiving from what you are describing is that you are attempting to put two files of the same name in the same folder at the same time. Is this correct?

Normally it will create or allow the file to be in the same folder but will add a 2 to the end of the file.
such as bla.exe and bla(2).exe

I use Microsofts Visual Studio 2010 a lot and have created batch files for some programs I have worked on and only use Windows 7 most of the time.

I have not experienced the issues you speak of with being warned that the batch file is in use elsewhere on my system when I am working with a batch file.

If I am way off course here, sorry about my misunderstanding your question.


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Hey Guys,

Tried writing a batch file to open a few programs I use together regularly, but which I don't want all the time on startup.

I've tried:

start ?Maxivista? /d ?C:\Program Files\MaxiVista Pro Server\MaxiVistaAll.exe"
start ?Netbeans? /d "R:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.9.1\bin\netbeans.exe"
start ?OfficeTime? /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\OfficeTime\OfficeTime.exe"
Start "WampServer" /d "R:\wamp\wampmanager.exe"
start ?Firefox? /d ?C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
start ?Outlook? /d ?R:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /recycle
start ?Filezilla? /d "R:\Program Files\FileZillaFTPClient\filezilla.exe"
start "CiscoVPN" /d "C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\vpngui.exe"
and : (to see if name or /d was an issue)

start "C:\Program Files\MaxiVista Pro Server\MaxiVistaAll.exe"
start /d "R:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.9.1\bin\netbeans.exe"
start /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\OfficeTime\OfficeTime.exe"
Start /d "R:\wamp\wampmanager.exe"
start /d ?C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
start /d ?R:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /recycle
start /d "R:\Program Files\FileZillaFTPClient\filezilla.exe"
start /d "C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\vpngui.exe"

But I keep getting an error with unusual font types:
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A:Batch File Error Windows 7 x64

Try this (I've completely removed the "title" parameters:


start /D “C:\Program Files\MaxiVista Pro Server" /B MaxiVistaAll.exe
start /D "R:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.9.1\bin" /B netbeans.exe
start /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\OfficeTime" /B OfficeTime.exe
Start /D R:\wamp /B wampmanager.exe
start /D “C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox" /B firefox.exe
start /D “R:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14" /B OUTLOOK.EXE /recycle
start /D "R:\Program Files\FileZillaFTPClient" /B filezilla.exe
start /D "C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client" /B vpngui.exe
Note that in the above code, only those path names (/D) containing spaces need to be enclosed in quotes. This whould apply too to command names (/B) if they contained spaces.

Note also that you do not have to use "start":

"C:\Program Files\MaxiVista Pro Server\MaxiVistaAll.exe"
"R:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.9.1\bin\netbeans.exe"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\OfficeTime\OfficeTime.exe"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
"R:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /recycle
"R:\Program Files\FileZillaFTPClient\filezilla.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\vpngui.exe"

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I have ip printer. I need to create a batch file to print Generic prints. I have created a batch file
PRINT/D:\\<printer name> <filename>

but it showing error

"Unable to initialize the device"

pls help me

A:Batch file error

It may just be a typo in your post, but it looks like you're missing a backslash after the D: -- there should be two:

print /d:\\\<printer name> <file name>

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I need help with a batch file I wrote for myself. It works fine on one machine, but it doesn't make sense that it's messing up on another computer (A clients). I will include the code below.

What it DOES (when it works) and why:
I'm a firm believe in Fireware HD units as a good - low cost Backup solution. It costs $700+ to get a 70gb Tape backup unit, but thats still a 35gb tape that is "double" compressed. And it takes FOREVER to do a backup. Even the $1200 TBU may only backup about 50~80gb, but do it a lot faster.

A Firwire HD costs about $60 for the case and $140 for a 120gb 7200 RPM HD. PLug N Go, etc.

I use GHOST to copy the entire Partition to the Firewire drive, which takes about 12-15min to backup 8 or so GB of data.

But there are NO good BU software out there that works with firewire.. they work with CDs or TBUs or they are JUNK.

So I wrote a batch file to back up the IMPORTANT data... takes about 3 mins to backup whats important. I then copied it 5 times to make 5 different backup points. For example, run Batch-file-2 on 2nd week of each month. Then save 1 backup set a month.

Both PCs are running Windows98se

This works fine on the original machine... simple. Click one icon and a DOS window pops open and you see the files fly.

On this other PC, it does something strange.

It's supposed to copy specfic directories and files into W:\backup1

(and theres backup2, backup3 etc)

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A:Batch file Error

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I keep getting this error about "1 was not expected at this time"

title Keys spent: %key% Unusuals: %unu%
echo Select mode
echo =========
echo (1) spam
echo (2) 5 secont
echo (3) self
set /p %mode%=Select:
if %mode% EQU 1 goto :1
if %mode% EQU 2 goto :2
if %mode% EQU 3 goto :3
goto :main
REM ========================
set %var%=%random%
if %var% LEQ 100 goto :red1
goto :1
if %var% EQU 1 goto :unu
set key=%key%+1
goto :1

REM ========================

set %var%=%random%
if %var% LEQ 100 goto :red2
goto :2
if %var% EQU 1 goto :unu
set key=%key%+1
goto :2

REM ========================

set %var%=%random%
if %var% LEQ 100 goto :red3
goto :3
if %var% EQU 1 goto :unu
set key=%key%+1
goto :3

REM =========================

echo You unbox a unusual!
echo set unu=%unu%+1
goto :main
goto :main


A:Error with batch file


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Windows Vista Home

Installed Microsoft office 2003 Installed custom install of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher. They all work you can type in them and print the page ect. However all of them if you go to save the file such as a word doc to the desktop like always did type whatever and then go to file and save as have the file named etc and with all of them it comes up with an error sayin

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. YOu can save a file from any of them, like I said you can open them and do whatever you want and print them out but cannot save them. Can someone tell me why I am gettting the error and why it wion't save?

A:Solved: Windows Vista-problem with Microsoft word 2003 won't save a file get error me

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Please I need help!
I have been on this stuff for over hours now..and no headway out.

I want to write a batch script that can run tshark as shown below
.................................................................................................... ............................................................
@echo off

Start "" "C:\Mytraces\Program Files\Wireshark\tshark -i 1 -a duration:60 -t r -t ad -b filesize:100000 -b files:10 -w usingbatchsetup.pcap
.................................................................................................... .............................................................

But I got errors and the final one being...

.................................................................................................... ................................................................
windows cannot find "C:\Mytraces\Program Files\Wireshark\tshark -i 1 -a duration:60 -t r -t ad -b filesize:100000 -b files:10 -w usingbatchsetup.pcap" make sure you type the name correctly, then try again.
.................................................................................................... ................................................................
Please what can I do....?

A:Batch File Execution error

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Remove this part:

Start "" "C:\Mytrace.....

so the line should start with:

Move the closing quotation mark to the end of the file to be run:
"C:\Mytraces\Program Files\Wireshark\tshark"

You should not need a closing quotation mark after all of those parameters and switches.

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Hi Guys,
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Hey guys,

I know batch files aren't usually used for user-interactive programming, but I am writing a simple program to help manage save files across a network. I am getting a syntax error in one part, and I cannot figure out the problem. Any help would be appreciated!

Here is the context of this section of code:
I have verified the existance of a file called "tracking.db3" and gave the user the option to either delete it or rename it. This is the section for renaming it and moving it to a shared drive. My current directory is the same as "tracking.db3"

Here is the code (section):

IF /i %delete%==C (
ECHO Que le gustaria ser el nombre nuevo?
sleep 1
SET /p newname= Escriba el nombre nuevo, luego pulse "Enter" :
RENAME tracking.db3 %newname%
MOVE %newname% "\\CHARLY\Shared Files"
ECHO El archivo ha sido renombrado y se traslado a la carpeta compartida.
sleep 1

I am getting the syntax error after the RENAME command... Also sorry for the snippets of spanish I am working in Costa Rica.

A:Solved: Batch file syntax error

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I am getting a error when I schedule a task on a remote machine. The remote machine is Windows server 2003. Here is the code that scheduled the task. Thanks to OutCaste for the code.

Set _hour=%time:~,2%
Set _minH=%time:~3,1%
Set /A _minl=%time:~4,1%+5
If %_minl% GTR 9 Set /A _minl=_minl-10& Set /a _minh=_minh+1
If %_minh% GTR 5 Set _MinH=0& Set /a _hour=_hour+1
If %_hour% GTR 23 Set _hour=0

schtasks /create /S [URL="file://\\"]\\[/URL] /u Domain\Username /p Password /RU "System" /ST %_hour%:%_minh%%_minl%:00 /SC ONCE /TN Test1 /TR "\"\\server01\scripts\Telnet.exe\"

In the log I get see this error

"test1.job" (Telnet.exe) 2/19/2010 11:52:59 AM ** ERROR **
The attempt to retrieve account information for the specified task failed; therefore, the task did not run. Either an error occurred, or no account information existed for the task.
The specific error is:
0x8004130f: No account information could be found in the Task Scheduler security database for the task indicated.


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when running the GMER, it allowed me only to check the options: service, registry, file, C:\, ADS. i am not sure if that will be a problem.
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I'm running Windows 7 Pro on my Dell laptop. This laptop has been in storage and hasn't been turned on in a year. Originally, all I wanted to do was use iTunes. The problem:
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I managed to get it to check for updates, but now when it starts the process, I get the following:
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A:Windows update error.. System File Checker integrity error..iTunes install error

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A:File save error...

Try closing the Explorer window prior to save the file, or change it's view to a different directory prior to saving the file.

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I will be creating a guest account soon so can somebody please tell me what the solution is? All I want is to save or delete a file without any restriction be it from an administrator account or guest account.

A:Error: You do not have permissions to save file

So strange. The only thing I can think of is for you to go to This Computer, then right-click on each first level sub-folder on each drive, then click on Properties- to see if by chance they are set to read-only mode.

There are various permission and user settings, but you shouldn't have to go there first.

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A:Internet Explorer File/Save As Error

What version of Internet Explorer? What operating system?

Try saving the .htm file in a folder other than the "temp" or "temporary internet files" folder, such as "my documents."

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Thank you.

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Please see the attached file.

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Thank you.

A:Solved: Excel error popup msg when I save the file.

That is a normal and *good* dialog box. Please read this, as posted by Eric Patterson (Excel Program Manager, very nice fellow)...

To get rid of that, save in Excel 2007 format.


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word cannot complete the save due to file permission error
( I:\.........\filename.doc )

Word 2000
Windows 2000 accross to a novel server

This is happening accross a networked mapped drive. This only occurrs after the first save I.E the first save works fine to I:\ drive but then when wanting to save further info the above message appears.

Any ideas on how to cure?? Maybe a service pack update??

A:word cannot complete the save due to file permission error

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A:Cannot save file due to hard drive full error

It may be a simple case of temporary folder space. A cleaning of temp folders is where I would start.

Here is a link for CCleaner:

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I hope this is all it is, if not, have you looked at the compiler's log file? What about Event Viewer?

Regards. . .

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I can duplicate the scenario and get the same problem over and over again.

So fare this only seems to happen with MS Word documents being saved on the USB drive. If I save a word doc on the C drive, open it, and edit it, it allows me to save the file with the updates to the C drive as normal.

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Please advise if you can help me.

Thank you

A:Word cannot complete the save due to a file permission error


Depending on you flash drive, it could be write protected. There may be a small slider switch to move. Do you have a secure flash drive? These flash drives offer secure sections on the flash drive and you may need to use the software that came with the drive to unlock it.

It could also be faulty!

Hope this helps


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Try to reinstall SP2 on your system. This will, effectively, repair Internet Explorer 6 (you may have to visit Windows Update to ensure that it didn't wipe out some of your updates).

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Got an directx error message while loading into a dragon inquisition save file. I never had this problem before and i have played over 50+ hours on this game.

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A:DirectX error message loading inquisition save file

If there is a configuration/settings file, backup somewhere and delete to see if game will recreate a default one.

You can also try to install the DirectX installer possibly in game/redist folder. Maybe it got corrupted somehow.

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Windows 7 Ultimate- error regarding allowing Log in as Service "An unexpected error has occurred, Failed to save Local Policy Database"


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During a long period, I'm  doing a huge jobs to take back ownership for files, as attributes (write protected) atrib. My database for network policy setting, secedit.sdb have problem, corrupted(?). So to check my database, I went to CMD as
administrator. From CMD I run:
esentutl /g %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb

C:\Windows\system32>esentutl /g %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb
Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
Version 6.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Error: Access to source database 'C:\Windows\security\database\... Read more

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I'm not sure what nasty I have. In normal mode, I get three critical error messages like below with different file numbers.

Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the components for the file \System32\496A8300. The file is corrupted or unreadable. The error may be caused by a PC hardware problem.

I have a black screen, can run nothing, cannot access files, cannot connect to the internet.

In safe mode, I can get the files to display and can access a CD and external hard drive, but still cannot access the internet.

I used a laptop to transfer DeFogger, DDS, and GMER. I ran Defogger, obtained DDS logs, but twice GMER caused a stop screen error: RQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and dumped the memory - had to reboot.

Previously, I had run rkill, TDSS, and MBAM. Once, the TDSS log indicated it had stopped C:\WINDOWS\system32\grpcon.exe - I believe it was the third time I ran it. Otherwise I get zero files terminated. I cannot run MBAM. I get run-time error '53' mbamnet. I tried using randmbam.exe, but was still unsuccessful after 10 attempts.

I get locked up in safe mode and have to turn off the computer and restart the whole process. This morning, I missed the safe mode tap and when starting up in normal, Spybot popped up and stated it had terminated a file called win32.zbot.

Thank you for any help you can give me. I'm stumped on this one. I've been working with it for two days now and can&#... Read more

A:Critical Error! Failed to save components ..... file \System32\0006784

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Can someone please help me on this problem?

I have this message on this laptop once windows has loaded.

'Failed to save setting. An error occurred loading a configuration file: unable to open file'C:\users\.....etc...'

Apparently whilst web browsing something occured and on reboot this message appears and the profile doesn't load properly user documents and software not there etc..

Within the start menu the list of program folders are there but the folders are empty. Looking through the c drive and finding my way to the programs the stuff is there.

I created a new admin user to see what that does. The folders are still empty.

This is a windows 7 HP laptop. It also doesn't have a cd disc drive or a window disk apparently.

Many thanks in advance.

A:Failed to save setting. An error occurred loading a configuration file

"This is a windows 7 HP laptop. It also doesn't have a cd disc drive or a window disk apparently."

If it has no CD drive it is most likely a "netbook" & not a laptop.
Try "rolling back" the system to an earlier date using System Restore:
Click Start > Run...........
Type rstrui in the run box, then click 'OK'

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OK, I have run out of ideas and things to check. I have a 90gb hard drive (internal), it's got about 45gb free. I have defragged, I have deleted tons of temp files, and other files, etc. Still I cannot save or move a 190 KB sized file. I keep getting 'not enough free space on the disk' message.

This is already an NTFS device, and the file doesn't exceed a fat32 size anyway, so that's not the issue I am facing.

I have closed down all programs, except the app I am using to try to create and then save this file (it's like Microsoft Office, plain text or excel file format just using Sun's StarOffice instead), I have rebooted numerous times all to no avail.

Anybody have any other ideas on why I am still getting this message and cannot save any files?? Any help or info greatly appreciated.

A:Not enough free disk space error trying to save a 190KB file (NTFS!!)

recheck the location its being copied to. did you delete the files from your windows temporary folder? is it just this one file or all files?

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i can hop on a computer and navigate my way around to ebay, email, random searches etc., however, when it comes to the behind the scenes "stuff" im clueless, sadly !

i have a few problems with my computer and here is the first one :

when i start up or restart my comp i get this message ( see image )

honestly i dont even know what this means but i'd like to fix whatever the problem is but not sure how to go about it, any help would be very much appreciated, thank you

A:error occured message : failed to save settings, config. file ???

Something to do with your HP Printer. Try uninstalling then reinstalling the drivers and software for it, either from the CD that came with the printer or by downloading it from the HP support web site.

HP Support, Drivers, Contact and Help Forums | HP? Support

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I turned on my computer, all my icons were gone and a message:
Failed to save settings. An error occurred loading a configuration file. It gave no suggestions how to repair this. Can anyone help? I am on a HP 2009m PC with windows vista. I tried many web sites for advice but I'm not very computer savy. Maggie R.

A:Failed to save settings. Error occurred loading a configuration file. Help!

Hi, you could try a system restore. If this fails or is not available try this. Desktop items are stored in a cache, this can become corrupted causing what you see. To fix right click on the taskbar and select Task manager. When Task Manager opens under the Applications tab click on "new Task" type:- explorer.exe press ok. Your desktop should repopulate. At this time reboot your computer. If all is well then the problem is fixed if not:-

Repeat the task manager (as above) and new explorer.exe then follow this:-

Go to Start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select ?run as administrator?

At the prompt type:- taskkill /im explorer.exe /f press enter
(Your desktop will go blank)

Now type each line and press enter after each line.
Note the spaces.


attrib -h IconCache.db

del IconCache.db

Shutdown /r

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Hi all,

I'm trying to rename files with batch file "bulkrename.bat", that is generated by a short program made with Visual Foxpro 9.0.

Here is the source code of Foxpro program:
TV recordings renamed with XML metadata tag
And here is generated "bulkrename.bat":

------------------- snip ----------------------
RENAME "D:\Data\TV_Database\Test_data\Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.ts" "Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ (Sarjan lyhyet tietoiskumaiset elokuvat t...elevat maailman ilmi?it? l?hikuvassa.) SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.ts"

RENAME "D:\Data\TV_Database\Test_data\Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.xml" "Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ (Sarjan lyhyet tietoiskumaiset elokuvat t...elevat maailman ilmi?it? l?hikuvassa.) SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.xml"
------------------- snip ----------------------

The batch file fails with error messages
"the system cannot find file specified"

However if I copy-paste individual command lines into Win7 Command Prompt windows, file renaming works just fine. What is the difference with batch window and Command Prompt window?

I tried to run batch file with Administrator rights with no luck.
Path + filename are max. 200 characters.
I also tried to manually remove characters like ( ) but... Read more

A:Batch renaming files fails, error "the system cannot find file..."

Welcome to the forum can you rename the file to .cmd instead of .bat there are differences see if it work then as it works with a cmd prompt. a .bat was for the old msdos 16 bit .cmd is for windows cmd

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Windows 8, "File: \BCD Error Code: 0xc0000034"

Good Day Everyone,

Trying to resolve this error:

I have a Window 8 recovery USB and a Windows 8.1 recovery USB both from another laptop...

Mine are 32 bit machines, if the laptop i am working on is 64 bit will it boot on my USB recovery that is from a 32 bit machine? My buddy doesn't know if this troubled laptop is 32 or 64 bit

When I use the recovery usb and try a refresh or a comlete format it comes back telling me the drive is locked and stops in its tracks.

Also from a the dos command window (from the recover usb advanced option section) i have tried the following with NO success...

Bootrec /fixmbr - successful but didn't help
Bootrec Fixboot - successful but didn't help
Bootrec - RebuildBCD - Goes off searching, comes back with 1> C:windows, I type Y to add it but it comes back with an error "The requested system device can not be found"

I also tried BCDboot c:\windows\ /s c: /l en-us - said it was successful but still didnt fix the boot problem.

So i am not sure if I am running into a 32 bit vs 64 bit issue or if i need to find a way to unlock my drive so the refresh will work?? Or...?????

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!!

This is on an Acer Aspire V3-551

Darren Vaillant

A:Windows 8 -Boot Error -> File: \BCD Error code: 0xc0000034


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Ok I'm totally at a loss on how to word this so I'm just going to write it out the best that I can...

First I have a batch file that I'm writing that will convert mp4 files to mp3 files (I have a lot) for a buddies band using ffmpeg.

Here's the code that I'm using:

ffmpeg -i folder\video.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 160000 -vn "\different folder\music.mp3"

what I would like to do is add to this so that I don't have to write out this code for every file I have... :/

I have the mp4 files in one folder and than the mp3 files are saving to another folder.

So here's an example of what the code will do if it isn't clear yet.

Folder 1:


what it should do is grab video1.mp4 and convert it.

ffmpeg -i folder\video1.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 160000 -vn "\different folder\music1.mp3"

and than move onto the next one

ffmpeg -i folder\video2.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 160000 -vn "\different folder\music2.mp3"

and than the next one

ffmpeg -i folder\video3.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 160000 -vn "\different folder\music3.mp3"

It's going to have to grab the name from the mp4 file and insert it for the mp3 file.

I can get around pretty good in cmd if it's basic commands but when it comes to something like this I'm a little confused...

Thanks for the help in advance!
I'll see what i can do about searching some more on what I would have to do and if I find the solution I'll post it here if it isn't already answered.

A:Batch File that grabs file names from folder to insert into batch file

A DOS "for /f" loop should do the trick, although changing the filename extension for the output to do everything in one line escapes me at the moment.

Perhaps you could do a dir .\folder\*.mp4/s/b > mp4s.txt, then make a copy of that and edit each line to rename the file to the destination name, and save it as mp3s.txt. Then you just feed both the source (mp4s.txt) and destination (mp3s.txt) filesnames into the for /f loop which handles the ffmpeg conversion.

Quite a crude solution and you'd have to handpatch the destination filenames, but i can't think of how to get a source mp4 filename and then just change the extension.

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I have a question  that how to copy file from remote desktop user drive to my local machine using  xcopy or any other protocol.

This is my server path "\\Trail01" and here is the file location "c:\Users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R"
How can i give this is in my batch file. I have used this
net use "\\Trail01" "[email protected]" "/USER:ashique.sheikh"
XCOPY /Y \\Trail01\c:\users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R  "D:\VMI"
But its not working. It is give path error.
How can i download this or is there any other way to do it?

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I have been learning HTML/CSS and use Notepad as my editor.  Tonight I tried to SAVE AS (html file) and got an error message:
Location is not available.  C\Users\XXXX|Documents\XXXX\A-file-name refers to a location that is unavailable..."  Ir's a file that I deleted.  Notepad won't let me access anything else and this msg comes up each time I try to save or save as.  Is there a way to fix this?

A:Error Msg when I "Save As" with Windows Notepad

You have an open malware topic, .
Please complete it and do not make any changes to your system unless such are suggested by your Helper with your malware topic.
This topic is closed to avoid confusion.

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I am using Windows Movie Maker on XP, and whenever I try to save a video to my computer, I get this error message:

"Windows Movie Maker cannot save the movie to the specified location. Verify that the original source files were used in your movie are still available, that the saving location is still available, and that there is enough free disk space available, and then try again."

Now, this makes no sense because:
A. I never moved or deleted the videos/music I used in the video.
B. I'm saving it to 'My Documents,' so how can I not save there?
C. The video is 28.64 MB, and I have 96 GIGS of free space.

I tried restarting the computer - that didn't work. I tried it making the same video on a different computer - that didn't work. So I'm pretty frustrated.

Is there any way of fixing this problem without having to redo my video?


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When I save as my MS Office (v2010) files on network drive it shows error "file is busy, please try again later", but actually it creats new file on given name on save as but all BLANK!!!!!

I read dirrerent places that it could be fault of antivirus so I tried to disable my antivirus and it works fine !!!! so I need to know how to disable only network protection function on my antivirus program which is KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2011, so I could use my files on network with security on local PC.

A:Network Security "on save as file is busy error"

Sounds like to me, that you need to use a different AV program or find the setting within your AV program that is blocking the saving.

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OK, this is going on the last 1-2 days. I have a normal internet connection, and the pc seems to run normal, BUT:
I open a Word file, I write for about 1 hour (during which time I can save text) and then I get a message saying "Word cannot save file - wrl (some numbers) error"... and then a txt file is created in My Docuents, that contains only ???? And then my work is just gone... (for now I close Word and save my work in a flashdrive every 5 minutes...)
I have F-Secure software, a legal one, it did not find any virus or spyware. Help please!!!!
PS. I own an Acer laptop, and run XP.

A:Help! I keep getting a message "Error - cannot save file"

in Word go to Tools/Options/Save. Make sure Always create backup copies is unchecked as well as Allow Fast Saves. If this still fails, then go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl. In Add Remove Programs. Highlight the Office program and hit the Change button. Choose to Repair Office. If that still gives you problems then choose to Uninstall Office and then reinstall it.

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Had a bad trojan virus on my PC running Vista32 as evidenced by not being able to view, save or download files in yahoo mail. Found a great website with step by step instructions for the exact problem and downloaded all sorts of software programs (Hitmanpro, AVG, Malwarebytes, etc) to eradicate it, and it started working again. But, now I have new (or perhaps leftover) issues remaining. Where to start?...

Because of the virus, I moved my entire Pictures folder to an external hard drive. After the fact, realized I should not have moved the shell folder and moved it back. The following problem seemed to start after that.

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A possibly related issue:

2) When I click on Start, and the split box shows up, the one on the right that starts a top down list with my user name, Documents, Pictures, Music Games (not sure what these quick links are called), nothing happens when I click on Pictures. When I view properties, it is empty. So, not sure how to re-establish that link.

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After taking the first picture it works but somehow when the 2nd shot is taken this pops up: image.prntscr(dot)com/image/8d53ff0916ce4374ae537318829bf3f7.jpg
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The Camera app is not on the list of Choose apps that can use your camera, what should I do?

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Thanks in advance for your help. It appears I have randomly picked up a virus of some sort wherein whenever I am connected to the internet, my computer gives the "Windows Has Recovered From a Critical Error and Will Restart in One Minute. Please Save your Work Now." message, and my computer restarts as the message states. I have run adaware and malwarebytes' antimalware with mixed results, and downloaded a windows malware removal tool, but none have completely eliminated the problem. I can turn the internet off via a switch on my netbook (it is a HP Mini 110-1100 with Windows 7 Starter), and when I have that turned off before I log in, the computer works as normal, but of course the internet is a much-needed tool. Any help is greatly appreciated! My DDS log is below:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Robby at 1:22:19.78 on Tue 08/17/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20============== Running Processes ============================= Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp:// = hxxp:// Page = hxxp:// Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\... Read more

A:"Windows Has Recovered From a Critical Error and Will Restart in One Minute. Please Save your Work Now."

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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I have used ctrl f8 f11 to get onto the recovery menu but cannot seem to fix the problem. Relatively urgent.

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I have a file in a folder on a network drive whose path is : "\\sql\imp\ssis"

I need a windows batch file that looks into the above folder for a file with a name like : "abcd_03052012_84373.txt" .

The above file name has a date embedded in it in "ddmmyyyy" format. I want that to be extracted and put into a variable or a file somewhere so that I can read that later and store into a sql table.

Please help.

A:Solved: Extract Date from File Name - Using Windows Batch File

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I've come into contact with Mandriva Linux. I know of a concept called standard permissions, that it provides. It's pretty convienient. I don't exactly know how it really works under the hood or anything, and I don't need to know exactly how it works right now either, even though it's probably available.

What I want to do, in effect, is create a feature pretty close to equivelant of this feature, only for Windows XP. I want to set standard permissions using a batch file. Whenever this batch file is run as administrator it can enforce the permissions. What are these permissions it enforces? Well, what I want is for these permissions to be gotten from a text file. The syntax in no way resembles the syntax of the Linux file I'm describing.

Basically the syntax is this:
The path is the path to a file or folder in exact syntax. The mode is one of the switches that can be given for XCACLS in the Windows Resource Kit thingy. This can be replace, edit, etc. The users are the user or group to add/replace/remove/etc, and there is a comma allowed so more than one user or group is allowed to be specified. The permissions are the permissions that you can specify in the utillity.

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If someone can Please help, I just need the Data in the XML tag extracted to Batch File Variable....the rest i figured out and works great for the backup...just need the extracted tags...
thank you

i have a parent directory that contains a sub directory and a XML file that i need a batch to read 2 specific tags then create a Set command in the batch with those 2 lines to create a backup folder with the tags as the names and such. looks like this:

Parent Directory = XML
XML Folder contains > WJFKB02229001.D Folder & Config.xml File

I need to read the contents of the xml "Config.xml" extract the PhaseID Tag data "WJFKB02229001"
Also need to extract the BoxID "D", I don't need anything else on these seperate lines.

keep trying the following For /F command but no luck
[COLOR=red]for /f "tokens=1 delims=[" %%G in ("PHASEID" %path%\%myfile%) DO ([/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]set PhaseID=%%G[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]echo Phase: %PhaseID%[/COLOR]

and i've searched so many sites and forums with no real help on this one....the data is contained in the xml, weird enough i guess that it's enclosed in brackets "[", which all the forums i read and try it either replies with a blank variable being passed or says it can't find the file at all....



Set PhaseID="[COLOR=red][B][I]Extracted PhaseID from xml[/I][/B][/COLOR]"
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A:Solved: Batch File Extract TAGID to Batch Variable? weird

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My father's computer, after running ADWCleaner yesterday, started behaving finicky.
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Following some online guides, I issued regsvr32.exe over every file in the C: drive.
This fixed that problem. But other problems started showing up, the first one being the
"Server Execution Failed" by Windows Media Player.
WinAMP also gave a DirectSound error. The "Save As.." operation gives a "Class not registered" error.

I believe the registry may be corrupt.
Thus far, I have tried many things to fix the issues, such as - Running FixIT, which also gave errors
CHKDSK, which found no errors
Reinstalling drivers and DirectX
Trying from the Administrator account
Virus Scans
CCleaner Registy Fix (I know, I know)
etcUnluckily, someone had disabled system restore, so there are no backup points.

Also, this computer has important files and programs on it, so a wipe would be bothersome.

What can I do to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

A:WMP Server Execution Error,Save "Class not recognised" error, others.

SFC /SCANNOW Didn't work either.
Nothing wrong found.

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When does this error come up?

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im trying to put a > as text in batch and not as a command but gives me a error
that i know will happen im just trying to bypass it or make the > not give me an error
heres the code

@echo off
TITLE Lost Computer Enter The Number Every 108 Minutes
color 0a

Set /p num=>: (the letters >:give me an error i want to fix that)

PING -n 1 -w 500 >NUL

taskkill /IM wmplayer.exe

echo Congratulations Youve Saved The day Yet Again

PING -n 1 -w 788 >NUL

dont ask questions about what it means

A:Dispaly In Batch > without error

SET /P num=">:"


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The URL of a shared folder on the LAN,  copied into Windows Explorer address bar produces the Network Error in the above title.
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\\\MySharedFolder   Error Code: 0x8004005 - Unspecified error.
But from a Dos terminal, Windows Explorer can open the same location just fine.  From DOS terminal:

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Hi - I have tried now for 2-3 hours trying to delete an .mkv file from my "Downloads" folder It says the file is in use by Windows Explorer and cannot be deleted I have tried deleting it using Del command prompt as me and as Administrator (I am the Admnistrator, there are no other users) - no luck I have tried Safe Boot and then deleting - no luck I have tried rebooting many times and then deleting - no luck Any ideas? It's driving me nuts
Okay, I managed to delete them from my laptop (not the PC) which is part of my Homegroup I could not delete them from my PC - that was very odd Weird at least they are gone now - but this was very strange indeed

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I'd just like to run a simple batch file at logoff to backup some settings. I plan to use Robocopy, which is what i use to more thorough backups.

Two questions:
1. How make it run by clicking Start > Shutdown? (i realise i could make a shutdown batch file and run it instead, but i'd rather keep a standard 'workflow' for other users who use the machine.

2. I'm 'ok' with batch files, but i've never tried to mirror to a different folder each time (automagically). What i'd like to do is have it backup a folder and call it "blah.1" then "blah.2" each time it is run, and then repeat once it gets to "blah.9" so it doesn't keep growing forever. I don't know how to do this.

I realise no.2 is not really for this forum, but someone might know and i might as well ask


A:How to run a batch file at logoff & some batch scripting help please

I found an answer to the logoff/shutdown:
How to schedule a task to run when shutting down windows - Stack Overflow

And the batch file folders:
robocopy - Insert current date in to destination folder structure - Stack Overflow

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Help please.

Can someone show what a batch file would look like for use in Win7?

Secondly the method for writing same batch file please.

I want copy a file or files to the desktop before shutting down or rebooting and secondly copy same file/files to their original location after booting.


PS it is a long time since I have used DOS

A:Batch File in Windows 7

I think this may be what you are looking for Windows 7 - Batch file copy made easy

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When I double click a window outline pops up and closes instantly in a few seconds. I have no idea what it's doing.
Right click and try to run it as administrator does nothing.
The same batch files run perfectly fine on a Windows 7 machine.
The same problem occurs on my other Window 8 laptop.

A:batch (.bat) file won't run in Windows 8

What that batch file do?
Thank you.

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Hi team,

I need very urgent help.

I have file called test.txt, it will contain n of file names, for eg it has below files names

and so on..

I need to create a batch file to read the first file name from test.txt and it has to check whether t1.txt is exist in c:\sourcfiles directory or not, it is is there it has go and check the second file name, if not find t1.txt its has give error message "t1 file not found".

daily the no of filename will varry as per the business in test.txt file.

Please some one will create batch file for me. its very urgent.

Thanks in advance


A:Regarding windows batch file

@echo off
FOR /F "tokens=* Delims=" %%A IN (test.txt) DO (
IF NOT EXIST "c:\sourcfiles\%%A" (
echo."%%A" does not exist
echo.Exiting the program
goto :eof
) else (
echo."%%A" was found


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I want to make a batch file that will make an unlimited number of random folders until a variable reaches any predetermined number, and i was wondering how i do that with what i have already. Please help...

md %random%
IF [NOT] a=1500 goto top
IF a=1500 shutdown -r

in other words i want to restart the computer after some amount of folders are created.

THanks for your help...

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I'm trying to create a simple desktop cleanup batch file. What I want to do is to take every file located on my desktop except for a few shortcuts and move them to a certain directory. Does anyone know how to do this?

A:Windows batch file help

I'd first try moving everything to the certain directory, and then move the few shortcuts back.

If this doesn't work (maybe because of trying to move Recycle Bin) then write a loop to move each item individually with enough IF's to omit the ones that are to remain.

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I use a program from the command line with two inputs:
prog file1.exA file2.exB
Where .exA is an input file for prog
and .exB is the second file required for the file.

I would like a to create a batch file to call the program that loops through all the *.exA files using all the .exB files. For example, if I have 10 .exA files and 10 .exB files, that would be 100 runs of the program.

Can I use nexted for loops in a batch file?

Thanks for your assistance!

A:Windows 7 batch file help

See here: Nested For Statement in CMD

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I want to partition my hd into 2, i already have win xp on one side but everytime i try to create a new partition it gives me the same error message.

need help

A:partition PQ : error 2003 while executing batch

mario333 said:

I want to partition my hd into 2, i already have win xp on one side but everytime i try to create a new partition it gives me the same error message.

need help Click to expand...

its risky to partition your hard drive with the OS already on it. You could mess it up if you continue to try to do this. with in mind, you may have to get a partitioning software like partition magic to do this.

the above link has some hits for that...doc

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Hi All,New to this but I'm trying to set up a .bat or .cmd file to run a ping every 12 hours on a loop and record it in a file.I've got the below running (set to every 6 seconds for trialing) successfully in windows 7 but it won't work in [email protected] onset IPADDRESS= INTERVAL=6:PINGINTERVALping %IPADDRESS% -n 1 >> C:\test.txttime /T >> C:\test.txtdate /T >> C:\test.txttimeout %INTERVAL%GOTO PINGINTERVALI also tried this [email protected] oncls:startping -n 1 >> d:\test.txtecho logged time = %time% %date% >> d:\test.txttimeout /t 6goto startboth work fine in windows 7, but not XP.Thanks in advance

A:Batch file problems windows XP

You can make it work. Some observations.Until you get thing thing working, do not use a loo forever thing. Maybe just loop five times to see what is in the report file.Also, the report file should be cleared the first time you use it. Instead of a timer. maybe your should schedule the job to be done through the days. What is this?Code: [Select]timeout %INTERVAL%Timeout is not found in my XP.It is part of Windows 7/2008 and XP Resource Kit see:Running Scheduled Task Multiple Times a Day

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Hi i have problem with windows batch file in pen drive. When the pen drive insert in computer, then try to open my files. but i can't. its showing windows batch file only what i should do to get back my files? Help me. thanks for help

A:how to remove windows batch file

Regardless of what it shows, your pen drive is infected. The link supplied in response #13 will show you how to get rid of it. The software is legit. If you don't want to download it from that site, just do a search for USBFIX. Here's another download site:

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I have a folder titled DVEVI6. In the folder are 10 sub folders. How can I write a batch file to copy all the contents of the DVEVI6 folder from one drive to another and automatically overwrite any existing files that may be present?

A:Writing a batch file in Windows XP

Try this ...

open notepad and type in the following (italics mean you need to find the right value):

xcopy drive:\path\dvevi6 drive:\path /s/e/c/f/y

Save this as dvevi6.bat

The italicized drive:\path are the source and destination paths.

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?I am completely new to Batch Scripting ?I am trying to batch merge multiple TEXT files in a single folder without having the header/Footer duplicated. ?The text files are in the folder and names of text files changes, so what ever text files are in the folder will be merged. ?The Master file generated from this merged file must have a HEADER and a FOOTER.Please anyone help me in this regard.. :)

A:Need a Windows batch Script file

Ragav, this will work.I am assuming that all text files are in folder C:/ragav and have one line header and one line footer. (Change "C:/ragav" to the correct folder in the foolowing script.)
# script merge_files.txt
# Usage: script merge_files.txt

var string list, file, content, header, footer
var bool wroteheader

# Change directory
cd "C:/ragev"

# Collect list of files
lf -n "." "*.txt" > $list

while ($list <> "")
# Get next file
lex "1" $list > $file

# Read file
cat $file > $content

# Strip header and footer
lex "1" $content > $header
lex "l" $content > $footer

# Did we write header yet ?
if ( NOT ( $wroteheader) )
echo $header > "master.txt"

# Write this file's contents into master file.
# We have already stripped off the header and footer above.
echo $content >> "master.txt"


# All files are done. Write the footer
echo $footer >> "master.txt"
This is biterscript. Use as
script merge_files.txt
The second lex (line extractor) command has the argument "l" (l for last line). For documentation on lex command - this helps.

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I have 6 "programs" which I run every day on my PC. They are AS400 Client downloads and I need only double-click on the dtf or data transfer file to have the program produce the requested csv since the dtf is associated with the AS400 Client program.

I would like to automate this by running a batch file daily (or using a utility for this task if that is better) but the batch file did not seem to work when I switched to the proper folder and entered each dtf file as a line.

Can anyone give me a suggestion of a low cost utility or suggestions of how to correct my batch file?



A:Solved: Batch File in Windows

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Hi friends
I want to know how to run a batch file as windows NT service.
I got some information in the following link

I tried it but i want to know what we need to include in Autoexnt.bat

Please give me reply fast.its very urgent.

Thanks in advance.

A:run a batch file as windows nt service

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I accidentally set the file open of .bat files to Notepad. From a link in this forum (How to Restore Default File Extension Type Associations in Windows 8 and 8.1)was able to reset the registry back I think. The bat file not longer asks for notepad but instead opens "How do you want to open this file" and ask me to look for an app. The batch files still do not run.

Any help gladly accepted.

A:Running batch File in Windows 8.1

Hi and Welcome to EightForums,

In a command prompt

Restore the default file type association.
Type 'assoc .bat'
It should return with

If not
Type 'assoc .bat=batfile'

Restore the default "Open" action for the file type.
Type 'ftype batfile'
should return with
batfile="%1" %*

If not
Type 'ftype batfile="%1" %*'

See if this helps.


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i have a file b.txt with entries like :

explorer.exe pid: 3136 type: File A24: D:\ftproot\logs\tagswap
notepad.exe pid: 7732 type: File 18: D:\ftproot\logs\tagswap

I want to read each record and extract pid and kill it.
The following is only giving me only one record .

for /f "tokens=4 delims= " %%G in (c:\temp\b.txt) do (

A:reading file in windows batch


Does this help


for /f %%G in (c:\temp\b.txt) do (

This is what i get when running the above code, as you can see it returns the name of the programs i expect (i did it against calc.exe and notepad.exe):

Part of the problem you have is you are setting a variable and then setting another variable based on the 1st one within the same command, when you do this all variables are set at the same time so technically when you try to do the 2nd SET command its blank as the first one isn't set if that makes sense?



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I generally run windows aero theme across all four monitors which i am happy with. However when i run a music app called cubase 5, i hear all sorts of squeaks and glitches when i simply move my cursor around the screen. The problem resolves itself when i switch to the standard windows classic theme.

My question is:

How do i write a simple windows batch file that when run by doubleclicking an icon will:

1) switch the theme to windows classic
2) run cubase.exe
3) switch back to windows aero theme when i exit cubase.

I appreciate you considering my query.

All the best.


A:Is it possible to create a windows batch file to do this?

Something like this should do
"%windir%\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\classic.theme"
tasklist | find "cubase.exe"
if errorlevel 1 "%windir%\Resources\Themes\aero.theme"
Please change cubase filename and location for appropriate ones - I do not have that program.
Delete "pause" if you want cmd window to close upon completion too.

Personalization window will pop up, but that is a regular thing: it always pops up if you start theme file in any way.

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I want to copy files from a folder to another folder named with system date. Actually, I want to such a batch file which gets executed when I click a button on desktop and complete the above task. Also, once created can I edit it, because opening .bat file tells that it is not a valid win32 file.

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Can anyone please give me the following script ?
i need abtch script which should check for file
if it sees the file then----> execute other batch script
if not it has to wait for 2mins check again..

A:how to check a batch file in Windows ?


You can use something like:

@echo off
if exist CheckFor.Me (call RunMe.bat) else (
PING -n 1 -w 120000 >NUL
goto begin
Here you are checking for a file called CheckFor.Me
If the file exists it runs another batch file called RunMe.bat
If the file doesn't exist it pings for 2min and then starts over.
:Begin is a label. Once it is finished pinging it goes back to the label called :Begin

Note 120000 milliseconds = 120 seconds = 2 min

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Desktop PC , core i7, Win 7 Pro

I wrote a simple batch file to combine several files in a directory into one file (copy /b file_1 + file_2...) where file_1, etc. are video files. I then placed the batch file in all the directories I want to use it in.

It works perfectly if I open a command prompt, navigate to the directory and run it. But it would be much quicker if I could do it from the Windows file manager. I navigate to the directory, right click on the batch file, select run as administrator and while I don't get an error message it does not work. Is there a trick to this? Is it even possible to run a batch file from the Windows environment?

A:running a batch file from Windows?

I know nothing about these things, but...

If a batch file is an executable file, say xxx.exe, are you able to locate the batch file in its folder and right click on it to create a shortcut for the desktop?

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Edit: Think my hard drive may be failing and was the cause of my file synchronizing crash. I use it mostly to stream music and video and access the hard drive a lot. Any advice thanks

HDDStatus - Tool to check hard disk status, health and reliability


I've been using GoodSync for the past couple of months to chain synchronize 3 hard disk drives and ran into my first issue today. GoodSync stopped responding whilst synchronizing changes to files so I used task manager to manually end the process.

I'm not entirely sure how much damage has been caused but when I re-analyzed the file changes a lot of the changes prior to the crash was no longer listed.. So I'm unsure of the file integrity but have so far noticed some music video files are corrupt with cyclic redundancy check errors but is not easily visible to check corrupt files because they still play but parts of data are missing.

I think I've experienced cyclic redundancy check errors before when my external hard drive fell flat on it's side whilst it was playing music (3 years ago). It took me a long time to filter out the bad files because all the mp3 files worked but some songs would randomly play in others etc.. is their some type of automated CRC scanner or method to check all my files ?


A:Error copying file: Data error (cyclic redundancy check). CRC Scan ?

If you are able, try this programme, it is VERY good. HDD Regenerator - Dmitriy Primochenko Online

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My system is running Win 7 Professional 32 bit with 4gig RAM
I am experiencing a problem installing a piece of software - Laplink PC Mover - I need to migrate to my new machine.
The installer starts and the grinds to a halt with the error message:
"Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Laplink PCMover Professional\Visit Verify that you have access to that directory"
I understand from Laplink Tech Support that this is a generic Windows Installer problem, and searching the web it seems to crop up a lot.
I have done a lot of searching, including this site.
I have tried the solutions I have found so far:

Run as Administrator [my user profile has administrator rights but I tried that anyway]Run from the Administrator user accountInstall in Safe Mode - Windows tells me the installer is not available in safe mode!!!Un-registering and re-registering the installer via msiexecUsing the SubInACL tool to repair file and registry permissions
After all of this, I get the same result - the installer halts with the same message.
Can anybody help? I am desperate to avoid two days solid re-installing all my expensive software, finding product keys etc.

A:Error 1310. Error writing to file....Verify that you have access to that directory

I had tried a clean boot [disabling all non-MS services] but had the same problem.
In the end, I contacted Microsoft support who took remote control of the PC and reset permissions etc with "Repair Windows" from Whole process took a few hours.
Cost me 65, but worth it to save my remaining hair!
Software then installed okay.

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I copied some files from my old HP laptop with xp, burnt them with burnaware onto a dvd. Now on my new laptop (lenovo g580 W7 64bit) I tried to take them off the DVD and move to my local drive, when I was moving them from disc to drive explorer gave me a message saying 'Invalid MS-dos function' and the usual try again or cancel option.
Thinking some of the files on disc might be corrupt I ran
xcopy F:\*.*/s > C:\test1
And got the message in my topic title File creation error - Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
Now I don't have clue what this means and I can only tell you I have an output file in C, as per the command instructions, with almost all the files listed, some are missing but some of the ones there are the corrupt ones and some of the ones missing I think are fine.
Doesn't really lead me to the issue unless someone can decipher the error message I got?

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I am trying to install the free version of AVG on Windows XP and keep getting the following message....
Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service....
Error 0x80070002

does anyone know how to fix this?


Stephanie Boulton

A:Error: Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys: starting service.... Error

Are there any other antivirus or antispyware programs installed? I have found that that will cause this service to not start since multiple antivirus softwares installed can cause problems.

Also, another option is to uninstall/re-install AVG.

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Please someone help me!

I am running XP Home edition, with IE 8. All updates have been installed for both packages, in addition all updates for other programs have been updated and installed when appropriate.

MS Office 2000 (With MS Outlook 2003) has been working on my POC almost flawlessly for several years. All of a sudden it has been acting funny. So I decided to reinstalled / repair it.

I have a hard time updating and repairing Office 2000. I keep getting the error message code 1316, networking error. DATA1pro.msi. I have followed MS help site word by word, but to no avail.

I did a virus info update and full scan
Scanned for spy ware, with two packages, Ad Aware and A-Square.
Registry cleanup
Removed all startup items that arent necessary
Tried disabling the anti-virus software
I also ran an XP system repair and a system file check
Cleared all Temporary Internet Files and cookies, etc. (I usually run CCleaner on start-up).
I disable the Find Fast Indexer
Tried to run system restore and did not work.
I copied the entire CD's content to the hard drive and perform following steps:
o xcopy e:\newcopy /f /s /e /i /h
- Opened the Setup.ini file on the hard drive
- Changed the "MSI=Data1Pro.msi" line to "MSI=Data1.msi"
- Saved the changes m... Read more

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I am using Windows ME in a new Dell Dimension 4100 series, Pentium 3, 1.1 gig, MSN Office 2000 Professional.

I am having trouble saving a word document that was e-mailed to me. I did a "save as" into "my documents." Then I changed something in the document, and I saved it. Upon closing the document I was asked if wanted to save changes and I said yes.(this confused me as I don't normally get this when I do the normal 'save' under the 'file tab')
Later when I went to open this document, I got an error message, "Locked for editing by another user, click notify to open as a read only copy". When I clicked on notify, I got another error message,"Winword has caused an error in winword.exe. Winword will now close.Try restarting your computer."

When I tried to delete this document, I got the message "Cannot delete file. Access is denied. Source file may be in use."

I experimented and again saved into my documents, again made a change, hit save and closed the doc. When I got the message asking me if I wanted to save the changes, I said no. This procedure enabled me to reopen the document.

I don't understand what is happening and why the key seems to be how I answer the question, do you want to save the changes?

Can someone help?

A:Word doc-error messages: locked, winword error, source file

SOUNDS LIKE (tho I'm not sure), that Word didn't exit properly at least that one time. Next time it happens, and you believe Word to be closed, hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and see if "winword" is still in the task list. If so, click on it and hit End Task. Then delete your file.

If your programs aren't "really" closing down, you may just need to clean up your hard drive. Follow the instructions at:

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firefox opening strange search pages instead of desired page. When I try to run Spybot - Malwarbytes - NOD32 I cannot update the programs and get the "error retrieving update info file socket error # 11004" while all other internet connections work fine.

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by GenChair at 6:47:59.57 on Sun 02/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.421 [GMT -8:00]

AV: ESET NOD32 antivirus system 2.70 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Pure Digital Technologies\FlipShare\FlipShareService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm... Read more

A:error retrieving update info file Socket error #11004


Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this post a fresh dds log, please.

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Laptop running XP came up with this error today.

First is gave the Network Control errors about IP addresses accessing different things that took me to a list of bogus anti-virus software to download.

This eventually leads to Internet Explorer launching a bunch of windows full of bad links, like a bunch of porn type stuff.

Then it would not let me click on anything to install any scanning software without the Application cannot be executed error.

Finally I was able to run rskill from a usb drive and that stopped the Application cannot be executed error ... but the other Network Control popup keeps coming back.

I scanned with Adaware and removed those results ...

I tried to scan with Spybot, but it would not without an update and I did not want to connect to a network

I scanned with superantispyware scanner and removed what it found.

I tried to scan with avast, but the Network Control error came up and rebooted the machine by force and stopped that. Tried that twice with the same result.

I was able to get into Add/Remove programs and found the MediaBar 2.0 installed. I took that off -- wondering if that was the start of all this...

GMER scan too forever ... about 1.5 hours and the Network Controll popup caused a forced reboot before it could finsih ... so no GMER log yet.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Admin at 21:27:57.42 on Mon 07/26/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.260... Read more

A:Network Conrtol Error - pplication cannot be executed The file is infected error

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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I have an error message: An error occurred while loading a file. AOL will attempt to restore the file. My emails, however, are affected. I have email icons without subjects. The emails do open but I cannot know what they are or who sent them prior to opening and I cannot download attachments, answer or forward the messages. This is a potential disaster if I cannot fix this quickly.

Any help appreciated.

A:Error message: An error occurred while loading a file. AOL will attempt to restore...


Originally Posted by Feetone

I have an error message: An error occurred while loading a file. AOL will attempt to restore the file. My emails, however, are affected. I have email icons without subjects. The emails do open but I cannot know what they are or who sent them prior to opening and I cannot download attachments, answer or forward the messages. This is a potential disaster if I cannot fix this quickly.

Any help appreciated.

ok your issue is aol....

if you need to use aol, go to you can check your email there via the web so you should have no problems with downloading or what not

now onto aol.... dont use it unless you HAVE to

contact aol for support for their program..


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Hi All,

I am trying to do one batch to delete all the temporary files in the machine and save one log of the space removed and/or the removed files.

Now I have the steps to remove the temporal files
@Echo off

IF EXIST c:\windows\temp\ del /f /s /q c:\windows\temp\
IF EXIST c:\windows\tmp\ del /f /s /q c:\windows\tmp\
IF EXIST C:\tmp del /f /q C:\tmp\*.*
IF EXIST C:\temp del /f /q C:\temp\*.*
DEL /f /s /q %temp%\
DEL /f /s /q %tmp%\

IF EXIST "C:\Users\" (
for /D %%x in ("C:\Users\*") do (
rmdir /s /q "%%x\AppData\Local\Temp"
mkdir "%%x\AppData\Local\Temp"

IF EXIST "C:\Users\" (
for /D %%x in ("C:\Users\*") do (
rmdir /s /q "%%x\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files"
mkdir "%%x\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files"
@Echo off

any one could help me in how I could save the log ?

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Error Copying File or Folder
Cannot copy AVSEQ17: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

This error is generated most of the times while copying file from CD to my hard drive and the copying fails and the data is not not copied to the hard disk.

Someone please help me to get rid of this problem and/or tell me its cause!!!


A:Error Copying File or Folder:Cannot copy AVSEQ17:Data error(cyclic redundancy check).

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This occurs in Vista on a new Viao laptop when trying to run a proggy written for windows. Apparently Vista lacks csrastl.ocx which I have copied from this XP home machine and registered it in Vista windows/system32. The install proggy was deliberately modified to take account for this but the situation has now changed and that peeps is no longer available to help.

Is there a quick and easy answer?

A:Solved: Error 75 in RS Home, Path/File access error

I had a query up on another forum where this has been answered.

The software had been written for earlier versions of windows so Vista did not have an appropriate file in its registry. Copying, pasting and registering this file in Windows system32 with the AUC switched off and a modified proggy downloaded and installed has done the trick. This problem and another has kept me busy all the weekend.
Cheers everybody.

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Error 1310. Error writing to file c:\config.msi... verify that you have access to that directory.

A:Error 1310. Error writing to file c:\config.msi... verify

What you do when something like that pops up, like during an installer, is you Take Ownership of the folder or file - then click the box in the installer to try again.

You don't want to take ownership of all of C: though, so what you can do is place a dummy text file there, then rename it exactly as the problem file that can not be written. Take ownership of the dummy file (just for good measure). Now, the installer can overwrite it.

8 is a little different security-wise than previous operating systems, notably at root of drives like your example.

Adobe is famous for this issue when updating stuff like Reader, even on 7 and below.

You'll sometimes see similar errors pop up in other ways when trying to run software, like access violation, or 0x00000005. Sometimes, it's just a permission issue with some data it wants to access, crashing the software.

There are other advanced ways to give yourself (your Windows account) similar admin powers like 7 and below, using group policy editor.

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Hi all,

Huge problem regarding permissions on my (massively unstable) PC. I try to run ANYTHING including .dlls with admin permissions and i get a nice little "ding", and error message regarding the relevent .dll and File system error -1073741792, including one just before I get to the logon screen (think it was called "WINMM.dll", which yes, is "microsoft mouse", but my mouse still appears to be working sooooo... confused... lol).

Also, when i try to system restore, I get an unspecified error, code (0x8000ffff). I don't get anymore info, it just apparently can't do it.

All this came about when i started my PC up after changing/installing NOTHING (since it last worked perfectly), and it randomly said the disk integrity of C: (64GB kingston SSD running the OS but no installed programs) had to be checked, before several black screens of text whizzed by, deleting and then repairing registry entries. It has done this once before, (completely different symptoms, but same root cause of this windows integrity checker thingy), but i fixed it by transferring my account files to a new account, deleting the old one, and presto, instant new admin profile with full permissions again, but problem is, what with nothing that requires admin status working, I can't create a new account this time.

If anything seems unclear about what I've just written, please ask, and I'll clarify, but I've been battling with this all day, and need to get some rest befor I ... Read more

A:File system error (-1073741792), Sys restore error (0x8000ffff)

Why is your PC unstable? Has it always been this way?

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Recently whenever I've used an .exe installer I'll get an error as soon as I click start after choosing the directory, in the picture example I include below, it's of SA-MP, but it happens with any installer I try and use. Installers have worked previously, it's only recently it's stopped working.
The error is;
Error opening files for writing.


What I've tried;
-Full system scan with Comodo AV.
-Revealed hidden files and folders.
-Run the installer in both compatability (Even though it does work on Win7, and as an Administrator).
-Also done the scan on CMD (can't remember exact command).

If you need additional information, don't hesitate to ask.
Brief Info:
OS: Win7 Home Premium 64bit.

A:[ERROR] 'Error opening file for writing' whilst using ANY installer.

Installers are not even accessible to Admins. They are owned by trusted Installer. Have you tried taking ownership? See tutorials here on SF.

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I need to copy several files from desktop to mapped network drive so here is simple bat file i wrote

copy %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\ W:\backup\1.db

but it doesn't work... syntax error any help?

EDIT: ok error myself... it should be copy "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\" W:\backup\1.db

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I have recently bought my new laptop on which I have installed some (old) software which is used for accounting. That software is made in DOS. Maximum resolution of my laptop display is 1280 x 720

When I open my software using BATCH file (as I always did), DOS window becomes streched, specially by height which oversizes my display height and I can't see content-data of my software. Please see screen bellow

and this is how code of my BATCH file looks like:

CD mpsg
CD MP2014
Problem is that I can't figure ot how to change the code of the BATCH file in order to show screen of my software in controlled size (for example 640x480)?

Any help is appreciated and many thanks in advance for prompt reply!


A:Issues with dimensions of DOS BATCH file on my Windows 7

Well the biggest problem here is windows 7 does not use DOS. DOS was eliminated after XP i believe. So with that being said you probably will encounter some compatibility issues which may require you to update to a much more modern accounting program. While that may not be what you really want to hear it is the truth; as no one(well very very few people) use DOS anymore as its ancient and beyond its time. Again biggest reason here is compatibility issues which is most likely why you cant see anything.

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Hi folks,

I have created a simple batch file for 3 songs to be played with wmp. See below:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" -open "D:\Stuff\Music\Playlists\Music.wpl" -start

When I click on the bat file icon it runs as intended: wmp opens up and moves through the play list... if I wish to stop the application I can simply close wmp and hey presto... no more music.

I then experimented using the task scheduler with this bat file with the idea of using my computer for an alarm clock. I have been playing around with it with the intention of being able to put my comp into hibernation mode and then have it wake and execute my play list at a given time.

The first problem I encountered was that my comp was waking from hibernation but couldn't automatically launch the bat file as the default vista security feature requests the user to re-enter his password at the log on screen. I got round this issue by switching this security feature off but if possible I would like to know if there is any script I could add to my bat file which could automatically re-enter my password upon wake up so I can keep this default security feature switched on????

My second question concerns the means by which the task schedule seems to be operating when it wakes up from hibernation... unlike from when I manually click the bat file icon, no wmp appears to be getting launched yet sure enough my comp is playing the music play list in my bat... Read more

A:Windows Task Scheduler with a batch file

Hello jonin, welcome to Vista forums!

Have a look at this Task Scheduler tutorial; to see if it provides a solution for you!

Keep us informed!

Later Ted

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I have a Batch File, to move a file to a different folder, that I would like to run from Windows Task Scheduler on a windows server 2008 R2 . The batch file itself works, however running it from Windows Task Scheduler does not work. I am trying to move the file within the L drive.

I tried entering in Program/Script box: cmd
and in the add arguments: /c start "" "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Test.bat"

But no luck. Any Idea why.

Thanks much!


A:Windows Task Scheduler Batch File

This is genuinely a wild guess and I could be entirely wrong but, could it be that the L drive hasn't entirely initialized yet on startup? Perhaps the script is being run too soon?

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