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Batch file to copy HTML from internet

Q: Batch file to copy HTML from internet

How do I make a batch file that will periodically copy a HTML file from the internet to my computer. The file is open access and does not need a password.

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A: Batch file to copy HTML from internet


Try this:


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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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Hi all,

Any idea how to write Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting to local directory.

Current the File Sharing & FTP Hosting is SMARTFILE.

I don't want to use WINSCP as the connector.


A:Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting

Hi Chacha,

Give this batch file a try. All text in red, you should adjust before running.

@echo off
echo.lcd C:\Some\local\directory
echo.cd /Some/server/path
echo.get Some_file_to_download.txt
) > "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"
ftp -s:"%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp" ""
del "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"

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Hi Guys,

I want to make one batch file which daily copies yesterday's files from one folder & paste it to another folder.

C:/111 folder has following files.
1.zip had yesterday's date
2.zip had yesterday's date
3.zip had last sunday's date

now, when i will run batch file today, it only copies 1.zip & 2.zip & move to another folder C:/222

So C:/222 contains following
1.zip had yesterday's date
2.zip had yesterday's date

Please note , i have to run this batch file daily which should not require any changes.

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Hi all,

Please help!! I'm having a problem to copy some files from a folder.
My folder have lots of files and is there any way for me to write a batch file to copy only files according to "date modified"? For example last week files or yesterday files.

Please help!! Urgent!!!
Thank you.

A:Urgent!! Copy file by date modified using Batch File.

Take a look at XXCOPY: http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm

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Does anyone have a simple batch already made to copy? I need to copy everything from my Y:\ drive to my G:\drive. I need it to overwrite original files.. please.. if anyone has it... thanks.

A:Copy Batch file

This may work:

xcopy y:\*.* g:\ /a /e /k


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I am trying to copy files from a source directory to an output directory when the output directory already has a file with the following:

I already have the following:
findstr /s /i /m "\<../reusable_components\>" *.xml > results.txt
This will return a list of filenames with the text in it.

Now I want to parse the list of files and take out the filename after ../reusable_components. I tried:
for /f %%a in ('findstr /s /i /m "\<../reusable_components\>" *.xml') do (echo %%a)
but that didn't work any ideas?

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I am new to batch files and have read up a little on xcopy and robocopy. 
We currently have a folder which new builds are copied and compressed to .zip files and stuck in a  folder. Dozens of zip files are created every day
What I want to do is the following:

I want to copy the newest zip file from folder 1 to folder 2 and extract it. 

What is the simplest way to find and copy the newest zip file considering multiple zip files are created each day?

A:using a batch file i would like to copy the newest file to a new location.

Try this:
@echo off
for /F "delims=" %%a in ('dir  /b /od "d:\My Files\*.zip"') do set Youngest=%%a
xcopy /y "d:\My Files\%Youngest%" "Folder2\"

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Fellow Forum Members,
I have two external hard drives I'm calling Hard Drive A and Hard Drive B. Hard Drive A & B are mounted to external USB cradles. Both USB cradles are connected to the same PC containing Hard Drive C. My objective is to transfer all data files, folders, sub folders from both Hard Drive A & B over to two different hard drives on Hard Drive C.

I need help figuring out Windows 7 so I can accomplish the task above. I have heard of RoboCopy but don't know how to write the script. Does an application such as XYExplorer perform the task of batch copying from multiple external hard drives over to two different folders in an internal hard drive?

How would a RobyCopy Script look like that does the following:

Copy G:\hdA_data1 over to C:\data1_from_hdA
Copy H:\hdB_data2 over to C:\data2_from_hdB
Automatically Turn off computer after copy operation is done

Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows7 Batch File Copy Possible?


I haven't had much luck with working out how to turn the computer off automatically, although it can be done.

For the copy process, just usex copy, robocopy gives no benefit since this is a one time? copy of files.

xcopy G:\*.* /E C:\DataG
xcopy H:\*.* /E C:\DataH
From the cmd prompt:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Colin>xcopy /?
Copies files and directory trees.

XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
[/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/G] [/H] [/R] [/T] [/U]
[/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z] [/B]

source Specifies the file(s) to copy.
destination Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
/A Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
doesn't change the attribute.
/M Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
turns off the archive attribute.
/D:m-d-y Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
If no date is given, copies only those files whose
source time is newer than the destination time.
Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each string
should be in a separate line in the files. When any of the
strings ... Read more

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Is there a simple way to copy an entire folder and its subfolders to another location using a batch file?


A:Batch file to copy subfolders?

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What is the command to copy a file from a ThinApp location?
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\all users\Start Menu\PortableApp\Thinstall\Application\%StartMenu%\PortableApps\Register.mny" "Y:\PortableApps\file"
This example does not work, I guess it is because of \%StartMenu%\. Any suggestions



A:batch file copy command

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I know there are solutions for this on this forum but I can't get any of them to work in my specific situation.

I have a program that cannot deal with ZIP files and I need to manually sort them out. What I can do is export a partial location for these ZIP files to a txt files so I have:


What I want to be able to do is create a batch file that will read the location of these files and copy them to a folder. The files are located on a network share but they r are mapped in My Computer. I can modify to the txt file so it gives the full path as a UNC path or a hard path.

I've been trying to get it to work using a For In Do statement but I don't know if that's the best solution. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


A:Batch file to copy files

If you need to replicate the folder structure you need to use xcopy or robocopy.
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hello every onei am just started to learn about batch files, and done some really basic ones So i was just trying out the copy command just to try one for myself, but seem to be getting stuck"EXAMPLE" I WAS TRYING TO COPY C:\TEMP TO C:\Documents and Settings\ROWLEY.PRIVATE-3264A01\My Documents I also tryed copy c:\temp to c:\my documents. but as i am new to this i am doing something wrong can anyone shed any light on this for me. i am using windows xp. Copies one or more files to another location.COPY [/A | /B] source [/A | /B] [+ source [/A | /B] [+ ...]] [destination] [/A | /B]] [/V] [/Y | /-Y]source Specifies the file or files to be copied. /A Indicates an ASCII text file. /B Indicates a binary file. destination Specifies the directory and/or filename for the new file(s). /V Verifies that new files are written correctly. /Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file. /-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file. The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable. This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line.To append files, specify a single file for destination, but multiple files for source (using wildcards or file1+file2+file3 format).Examplescopy *.* a:Copy all files in the current directory to the floppy disk drive.copy autoexec.bat c:\windowsCopy the autoexec.bat, usually found at root, and copy it into the windows director... Read more

A:Batch File Copy Command

The copy command works on files, not on directories. So, for example, if you wanted to copy all the files in the Temp directory (NOT A GOOD IDEA, BTW - it'll copy a whole bunch of nonsense stuff) to your My Documents folder the syntax would be:

COPY C:\TEMP\*.* TO C:\Documents and Settings\ROWLEY.PRIVATE-3264A01\My Documents\*.*

This will copy everything in the C:\Temp directory to the My Documents directory that's indicated here. The use of the wildcards of *.* means that it will copy everything with entries before the . and everything after the .

It'd be a better experiment (IMO) to just copy 1 text file from the Temp directory to the My Documents directory. In this case it'd be:

COPY C:\TEMP\filename.txt TO C:\Documents and Settings\ROWLEY.PRIVATE-3264A01\My Documents\*.*

You'll end up with a document named filename.txt (if it exists in your Temp directory) in your My Documents folder.

Just for experimentation, try typing "dir *." (without the quotes) at the command prompt. It'll give you a listing of the directories that are located within the folder that your command prompt is open to.

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HTML file for reproducing:
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<label for="pet-select">Choose an item:</label>
<select name="list" id="selectId">
<option disabled value="text hello">Item 01</option>
<option value="item02">Item 02</option>
<option value="item03">Item 03</option>
<option disabled="Redundant value" value="item04">Item 04</option>
<option value="item05">Item 05</option>

<button id="btnId" onclick="getInfo()">INFO</button>
<div id="resultId">RESULT</div>

function getInfo(){
var selectCtrl = document.getElementById('selectId');
var options = selectCtrl.options;
var textCtrl = document.getElementById('resultId');

for (var i = 0; i < options.length; ++i){
var option = options[i];
var tmpTxt = '\n//=====\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.attributes: ' + option.attributes + '[' + i + ']\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.text = ' + option.text + '\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.disabled = ' + option.disabled + '\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.hideFocus = ' + option.hideFocus + '\n';
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Help me make a batch file that copies a file from one computer to another computer in a network...

PC1 = Source
PC2 = Destination

I want to copy a file from PC1's Drive E: to PC2's Drive E:

A:How to copy a file from 1 pc to another pc in network using batch file

Yes I want to copy files from PC1 to PC2 over the network...

PC1's Drive E:\Online Games\Battle of Immortals\Battle of the Immortals
PC2's Drive E:\Online Games\Battle of Immortals\Battle of the Immortals

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Hello Everyone its me again, I need help on this new file I was making to Add and Delete Mods for Garrys Mod by the few clicks of some buttons.
But I've ran into a problem.

(Im not going to give the whole code because its way to long I'll give shortened version of it.)

Heres what I had before:

IF Not exist "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\psycozl\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua\effects\stridcan_charge\init.lua" copy "C:\Users\~\Desktop\Ultimate Gmod Folder\Mods\shoop_da_whoop\Shoop da Whoop\lua\effects\stridcan_charge\init.lua" "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\psycozl\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua\effects\stridcan_charge\"
IF Not exist "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\psycozl\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua\effects\stridcan_expld\init.lua" copy "C:\Users\~\Desktop\Ultimate Gmod Folder\Mods\shoop_da_whoop\Shoop da Whoop\lua\effects\stridcan_expld\init.lua" "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\psycozl\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua\effects\stridcan_expld\"
IF Not exist "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\psycozl\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua\effects\stridcan_fire\init.lua" copy "C:\Users\~\Desktop\Ultimate Gmod Folder\Mods\shoop_da_whoop\Shoop da Whoop\lua\effects\stridcan_fire\init.lua" "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\psycozl\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua\effects\stridcan_fire\"
IF Not exist "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\psycozl\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua\effects\stridcan_mzzlflash\init.lua" copy... Read more

A:Solved: Gmod Batch File Copy Help???

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Hi all,

To increase our backup solutions, we have decided to backup our SQL database every hour to a folder within the C drive (we couldn't get it to backup straight to a USB drive). So now we need a way (batch file best solution?) to copy these files to the USB drive, lets say every 1.05hours just after they've been created?

Maybe we could copy the entire folder every hour and delete old backups that are in this folder and to the new place for the backups. (although I guess it won't work as it'll have the same folder name once it has been copied).

Or copy the individual files to that new folder although with this they have all different names so is it possible to copy the newest file to the new folder and then after this delete the old backups from a certain time frame?

Big thanks for your help!

A:Batch file to copy files from C drive to USB

REM Creates a Backup of files every hour
@echo off
XCOPY <source path> <destination path> /w /f /-y
TIMEOUT /t 3600 /nobreak
goto start
This might work, I'm no expert by any means, but the batch file should copy all the files, and then pause for a hour, and then loop back to the start and complete the same process again.

Here's what the XCOPY switches mean - http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

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I am currently running the following to supposedely create a directory IE V:\Backup Folder\Pictures\Backup 21-05-2012
robocopy /e "c:\users\jon\pictures" "v:\Backup Folder\Pictures\Backup %date:~-10,2%-%date:~-7,2%-%date:~-4,4%"

Evrything works fine except the backed up pictures folder is just named as V:\Backup Folder\Pictures\My Pictures

If for arguments sake I backup my outlook file using the above parameters I get what I want EG
V:\Backup Folder\Outlook\Backup 21-05-2012

It's as though there is something within the pictures folder? that is preventing the corrctly named folder from beign created?
The same happens when I try and backup Desktop and Documents folders
What am I missing?

A:Creating Batch File with Robo Copy

Quote: Originally Posted by Big Tung

Evrything works fine except the backed up pictures folder is just named as V:\Backup Folder\Pictures\My Pictures


I can't quite understand where the \My Pictures is coming from. Do you mind posting a screen capture image of the folder arrangement, so I can see what it looks like?


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Lately I've noticed a lot of new Windows users don't really know how powerful command line tools Windows 7 includes.

Here's one, making batch file copy easy and almost automated: Robocopy. To use it, just open the command prompt and type robocopy /? to get all the options. Here's the summary in case you are interested:

ROBOCOPY :: Robust File Copy for Windows

Usage :: ROBOCOPY source destination [file [file]...] [options]

source :: Source Directory (drive:\path or \\server\share\path).
destination :: Destination Dir (drive:\path or \\server\share\path).
file :: File(s) to copy (names/wildcards: default is "*.*").

:: Copy options :
/S :: copy Subdirectories, but not empty ones.
/E :: copy subdirectories, including Empty ones.
/LEV:n :: only copy the top n LEVels of the source directory tree.

/Z :: copy files in restartable mode.
/B :: copy files in Backup mode.
/ZB :: use restartable mode; if access denied use Backup mode.
/EFSRAW :: copy all encrypted files in EFS RAW mode.

/COPY:copyflag[s] :: what to COPY for files (default is /COPY:DAT).
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A:Batch file copy made easy

I've been using robocopy for years. It does pretty much all of my backups at home and my laptop backup at work. Most things backup to an external hard drive (or a couple as I like to keep one offsite)

C:\Windows\system32\robocopy C:\users\user1\Documents E:\Backups\PC-name\Documents /MIR /E

That commands mirrors up the source and destination and gets empty folders thus preserving the directory structure.

Robocopy only copies files that have changed...thus subsequent copies are extremely fast.

I highly recommend it.

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I have a folder on a network drive that I would like to copy to another location on another network drive. The source folder should copy over the destination folder, part of the path to the destination folder to be copied over changes based on the person who signs into the PC; OS is XP. This is what I thought would work but hasn?t. Any help would be much appreciated.

XCOPY ?\\Server Name\ Folder1\Folder to be copied? ?\\Server Name\%userprofile%\Folder\my documents\Same Folder Name As in The source folder to be copied over" /E /C /R /I /K /Y

A:Copy Folder batch File Issue

XCOPY ?\\Server Name\Folder1\SourceFolder? ?\\Server Name\%username%\Folder\my documents\DestinationFolder" /E /C /R /I /K /Y

Hope this helps

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I'm trying to create a batch file that will copy from a source and paste into a destination. I need it to add the date and time to the file name as well.

So far, I have it successfully adding the date with the following code:

ren <file> <file>%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%-date:~10%.doc

This works....but I cannot seem to add the time as well.
Any help?


A:Simple Copy and Paste Batch File

See if this thread helps?

Or, just copy the files and use a utility like Rename to do the file name changes after the fact.

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Below is a batch file I created to copy all the files from a program called A5V5. This batch file works to copy the files to two different drives What I want to do is if the J: Directory is not availble (This is a flash drive) that it will copy to the E:\ directory which is a second HDD and not leave a "The system cannot find the drive specified" when the flash drive is not inserted.

@echo off
cd c:\
cd program files (x86)
cd A5V5
cd Ranch Mobile, Inc
Copy *.* "E:\Ranch Mobile" (This is a second hard drive for backup files only)
Copy *.* "J:\Ranch Mobile" (This is a Flash drive that is not always inserted)

Thanks for any help. I like the way batch files work and I can do these simple ones but when it comes to doing the more complicated ones I am at a total loss.

A:How to make a multible copy batch file


Welcome to Seven Forums.

Can you try the following and see if this works:

@echo off
cd "c:\program files (x86)\A5V5\Ranch Mobile, Inc"

Copy *.* "E:\Ranch Mobile"

IF EXIST J:\ (goto jdrive) ELSE (goto end)

Copy *.* "J:\Ranch Mobile"

This will always copy to your fixed E:\ drive and will only copy to your J:\ drive when exists.
Is this what you wanted?


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I need help with a batch file to copy the contents of my source dir to the destination dir that is to be created with that days date using xcopy or robocopy. Any help is appreciated!

A:Need a Batch File to Copy to a Custom Dest Folder

This should get you started...

for /F "tokens=1-4 delims=/- " %%A in ('date/T') do set DATE=%%A-%%B-%%C
md c:\tmp\%DATE%
xcopy c:\output c:\tmp\%DATE% /s

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Hi all,

I need a batch file (code) to copy files from last month and zip it for archive. Can somebody help me please?


A:batch file to copy files from last month to archive it.

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I have a few questions about my simple batch to copy a Outlook pst file to an external drive. First, robocopy doesn't copy my file; Second, is there a way to prevent the taskeng.exe window from appearing; and Finally, I tried the command "copy" instead and it copies the file but the taskeng.exe window "hangs" and does not continue to restart outlook and therefore close on its own. By the way, the pst file is over 4Gb. Any help is appreciated, thank you!

:: Backup pst file to Server external drive
@echo off
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\Outlook.exe"
taskkill /im outlook.exe /f
@ping -n 5 -w 1000>nul
@ping -n 5 -w 1000>nul
robocopy "C:\Users.pst" "\\SERVER\Outlook Backup\user.pst"
start outlook.exe

A:Batch to copy Outlook pst file to external drive

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I have a usb that I copy files from to new computers. I do this all day and would like to make it quicker.
I will have an XP path and a Vista/7 path, but just worried about XP right now.
The problem is I don't know what drive letter the USB will be in. I thought there was a %thisdrive% switch of some time.

In addition it has spaces and I don't know how to replace spaces in the path. Here is an example;

copy f:\install\105 wallpaper\*.* c:\documents and settings\All users\Shared Docuemnts\Shared Pictures\

Determine the USB drive letter?
bridge space issue?

A:batch file to copy from usb- unknown drive letter

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I'm running vista on my computer and would like to be able to copy all log files containing the keyword "error" to a folder called "error logs"
thanks in advance

A:How to make a batch file to copy files containing a certain keyword

Welcome to the forum.

use the 'good old msdos' command find

Open command promt en type find /? this will help you see the syntax

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I want to write a batch file that do this for me:

- makes a directory with the "yy.mm.dd.hh.mm" as the directory name,
- copies files and folders from a TEST directory to above destination,
- copies only new (or modified) files from the TEST directory to a separate folder.

Any Idea?

A:a simple batch file for copy files and folders

To create a directory with the date and time as the name, In a batch file use:

set DirName=%date:~-4,4%.%date:~-7,2%.%date:~0,2%.%time:~0,2%.%time:~3,2%
MD \%DirName%

Then in the same batch file use robocopy to copy files to the new directory

robocopy TEST %DirName% /e

you need to add your own paths and read the robocopy help for the right switches you need.
By default Robocopy copies only files that don't exist in the target directory but because you are creating a new directory every time it will copy every thing in TEST

You could use the /A switch which only copies files with the Archive attribute set.

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I am trying to write a batch file that will copy my backup files to another drive. For example I currently have the file backed up to C:\Backup\movie backup
I want to be able to copy it to an external HDD: -
X:\Backup Folder\Movie Library, however each time I do this it overwrites the previous backup file.
I want to be able to copy this backup to a new folder each and every time, as follows: -
Today’s backup file would copy to:-
X:\Backup Folder\Movie Library\backup 03-Jul-2010 .......tomorrows would go to
X:\Backup Folder\Movie Library\backup 04-Jul-2010 etc
Can anyone help. I have been looking all day and can't find anything.

Thanx in advance


A:Batch File to copy to Date Stamped Folder

Welcome to TSG!

Use "X:\Backup Folder\Movie Library\backup%date%" as the destination folder name in your batch file. The %date% variable will be expanded with today's date

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I'm trying to write a .bat that's supposed to handle the very simple task of copying a file to the desktop.

Something like:

copy x:\folder\file.ext [desktop]\file_backup.ext

The problem: [desktop].

It would be really easy if I could simply insert %desktop% the same way as %windir% etc. Unfortunately, %desktop% doesn't exist.

Using the variable for userprofile doesn't work either, because the user may have moved the desktop folder out of the docs & sets folder to any other location, and not necessarily on the same partition or drive.

It would be easy in a .vbs, but that won't work if the windows script host is locked down or disabled.

So it has to be a batch file. Does anyone know how to explain a .bat how to find the desktop?

A:Batch file: how to insert desktop location into copy command

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I have a list of 1000 files names that I put in a text file named list.txt. Need to find them in more folders, sub folders which has 12000+ files in it. The below script works fine but I would like the Admin Right to be removed and also I want the files to be moved permanently into C:\your_files. Is there any one who could help me in this? Thank you in advance.

@echo off
REM (c) 2013 BY NEUTRON16 (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=3585)
TITLE Mass file finder by Neutron16
REM finds files in list.txt file and copies them to C:\your_files
COPY /b/y NUL %WINDIR%\06CF2EB6-94E6-4a60-91D8-AB945AE8CF38 >NUL 2>&1
DEL %WINDIR%\06CF2EB6-94E6-4a60-91D8-AB945AE8CF38 >NUL 2>&1
ECHO Please wait...
FOR /R "%~dp0" %%I IN (.) DO for /f "usebackq delims=" %%a in ("%~dp0list.txt") do echo d |xcopy "%%I\%%a" "C:\your_files" /e /i
ECHO (c) 2013 by Neutron16 (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=3585)

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I require a batch file or free utility that i can redistribute from my web site to other users, (gamers) that will copy the contents of a directory inside their game to a new location and re-name the directory at the same time. Something like this;

Copy "Genesis\Vehicles\truck\diesel\4tonbaker" to "Genesis\Vehicles\truck\diesel\4tonbutcher"

The batch file needs to be run without the need for a command line box being opened, that is, if the user can double click on it or run it with a 'right click' that would be great. Problem there is, I maybe need an exe file not a batch file. The other part of the problem is that the folder to be copied may or may not be in the same location on every PC that runs the file. It may be the case that the 4tonbaker folder is on;
C:\Genesis\Vehicles\truck\diesel\4tonbaker or
D:Genesis\Vehicles\truck\diesel\4tonbaker or even

and I require the end user to have no need to know, just for the directory to be copied and renamed when and where it is found.

If possible I then want the batch file to perform a second task. I want to distribute a folder, lets say it is 4tonbutcher and in that folder there are files lets say doc1.txt, doc2.txt and doc3.txt

On any given users PC 4tonbaker has these same named files but the content is different to the ones in my folder 4tonbutcher, I want to update the newly created folder, 4tonbutcher with the new txt files I d... Read more

A:Batch file or Exe to copy & rename directory and update files

Sounds like you need a windows shell program, I'm not expert enough to help you with this

Here's a nice tutorial:

Win32 Shell Scripting Tutorial

Off topic: this is trivial to do in UNIX, I can whip up a shell script for that in no time...

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Hello all...

I am running several cron jobs in a crontab unix application and each time a file is created by one of the commands it appends the filename with a ? (questionmark).

Here are two of the cronfile lines:
34 23 * * * mv /home/sites/sitexx/web/filea.html /home/sites/

34 23 * * * cp /home/sites/sitexx/web/fileb.html /home/sites/

Now each command does its intended job, renaming (moving) and copying, but the resulting files end up as:

Any ideas on what is happening here?

A:help: CRONTAB file copy and create making *.html? filenames

anyone with any ideas on this.....I am following up to ensure that this got posted since I can't see it when I list today's posts


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I am a complete newbie when it comes to batch files and batch file software, so apologies in advance.

I've done some research on Google etc but I seem to just be getting more and more confused trying to use various different scripts and programs and reading different info on various websites.

This is what I need...

I have a folder with around 2000 files in it. I want to be able to copy certain files from this folder (normally around 40) and place them in a brand new folder, I want to be able to do this with nothing more than a txt file that has all the file names I need copying in it with every file name on a separate line.

I receive around 10 new txt files each day so you can imagine how tedious it is searching through 2000 files, picking out the 40 I need, 10 times a day everyday.

To make things even more complicated, the txt files I receive don't always have the correct file names in them, maybe there's a misspelling or a word or two missing for some of the names. That's ok when I'm going through picking out the files I need to copy myself because I can normally tell which file is being requested, but I can't see it being so easy for a program or whatever to do, I'm guessing it'll need to have a search feature where it picks out the most likely file.

I'd like it to be as automated as possible. I receive the txt file, make sure each file name is on a separate line then a program or script or whatever goes out and picks out the files (or most likely files f... Read more

A:search multiple files, copy+paste to new folder (batch file software?)

Contact Rent-A-Coder, Elance, or any of the other programming for hire sites. They could knock this out pretty quickly I would think.

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I would like to copy all pdf files from  directory 'src' and sub-directories 'src/src-sub1' to directory 'trgt', including the directory structure. Any suggestion? thanks!

A:windows batch script to recursively copy file/directory of a specific patern

I have to use windows batch script and buildin commands. Any suggestion is welcome. Thanks!
Both are available in batch:
Robocopy: http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html
XCopy: http://ss64.com/nt/xcopy.html
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Hello all , i am new to batch programming.

I wish to have a batch file to read .apk file from folder and then copy it to another folder. Then it should rename the copied apk file to test.apk

i have a file in folder e:\apps\angrybirds.apk , I want to copy this angrybirds.apk to d:\apps and rename it to test.apk

Here the file names in the e:\apps\ will be changing. So what ever may be the name , it should read the name of the file from e:\apps\ folder , copy it to d:\apps\ and rename it to "test.apk" . Test.apk is a fixed rename

A:Solved: Batch file to copy a file from folder and rename it in another folder

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Running Windows Vista Home Premium edition on my desktop Dell quad core processor that is only 1 year old, for the past month, trying to copy and paste from Internet Explorer to Office Excel 2003 it just hangs. If I put data in an Excel cell and copy and paste to a new Excel, it works fine. I tried repairing and reinstalling to no avail. In the past it worked just fine, the exact copying of data. I tried on my 7 yr. old Compaq laptop running Windows XP and it worked fine. What is causing this and how can I fix this?

A:Copy & paste html hangs from Internet Explorer to Excel 2003

Have you checked to see the size of your Temp internet files and have you deleted the temp internet files or temp system files recently? You can use CCleaner to delete both of these temp file types. Seems simple but I always like to start at the most obvious.

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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 need help to create an Excel macro that would

1. ask users to select x number of rows to be copied from one worksheet of one Excel file
2. once users have selected the rows to be copied, then the rows are copied from the one original Excel file into X number of target Excel files

the target Excel files are all based on the same template
there is one worksheet in each of the target Excel files

in the target files, the rows should be copied from the first available empty row, going down

Looking forward to your help!

Thanks a lot.

A:Macro needed to copy x number of rows from one Excel file into a batch of Excel files

Hi, welcome to the board.
Not much info there to get the correct picture.
Sample? Of source and template please
And not to forget, what version of Excel are you and the users using?

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I have created a batch file(file1.bat) to run on every machine to create a batch file(file2.bat) to a launch a page at windows startup.
This is the content of file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
Expected result is to copy the file2.bat to startup of each user profile.  The file2.bat is not copied to the startup folder on windows 7, 8, 10.
However, this will work on file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Testing\file2.bat
I do not have a domain joined network.  I need to send the file1.bat to all staff.  I plan to deploy to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. 

Thanks in advance to all.  Any help is appreciated. 

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I have created a batch file(file1.bat) to run on every machine to create a batch file(file2.bat) to a launch a page at windows startup.
This is the content of file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
Expected result is to copy the file2.bat to startup of each user profile.  However, The file2.bat is not copied to the startup folder on windows 7, 8, 10 after testing.
However, this will work in file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Testing\file2.bat
I do not have a domain joined network.  I need to send the file1.bat to all staff.  I plan to deploy to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. 

Thanks in advance to all.  Any help is appreciated. 

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Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to download a file from the internet using cmd/batch files.

If anyone knows if this is possible, please let me know, it would be very useful!

A:Downloading a file from internet using batch code

Yes, it's possible.

You can have the batch file create a script to use to run the Windows FTP client, or you can use WGET to download files via HTTP or FTP.

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I have a PPPoE internet connetion from my ISP. Every time I want to access the internet connection I have to goto the setting and in that I have to open it and then have to dial it.
This is the traditional way to log in but I wanted to make a batch file in which the PPPoE user name and password is saved and after executing the batch file the PPPoE connection will be established.
Please help me with the proper batch code . . .

A:Creating the PPPOE internet connection using batch file

how is your computer connected to your modem is it via Ethernet cable, USB or wireless? and how are you connected to the internet. You normally would log into your modem/router and put your user name and password in there with whatever other parameters your ISP gave you and then restart the modem and your computer and it should just work. Did you install any software when connecting the modem as unless you're using a 3G or a 4G type mobile wireless internet device Windows takes care of this things efficiently and without much fanfare or offering to sell you whatever other 3rd party software so often does

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My IE explorer wont let me change the home page and this error message pops up. I am pretty sure I picked up a virus but Mcafee did not detect it. I have run adaware programs without success.

recent items installed include

my log is

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:49:48 PM, on 1/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Office keyboard utility\1.2\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:internet explorer cannot find file:///c:/secure32.html

Hello raymanu and welcome to TSF,

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.


Download AVG Anti Spyware

Use the link at the bottom of the page under "AVG Anti-Spyware Free for Windows"

Install AVG Anti Spyware
Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch AVG
On the top of the main screen click Shield
Click the word active to change it to inactive
On the top of the main screen click Update.
Then click on Start Update. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

When you have finished updating, EXIT AVG Anti Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.


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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 friend is running Windows ME (I know It sucks)

Anyways im wanting to make a batch file that will delete his Internet History and Temporary Internet Files everytime he runs the file

How would i do this
Can someone give me the code

thanks in advance
remembers hes running Windows ME

so i think his Temp FIles folder is C:\windows\temporary internet files

A:Want To Make Batch File that will clean IE History and Temp Internet Files

There are shareware programs that delete most traces of were you've
been on the internet. http://www.gold-software.com/download332.html

This is a list of free and pay cleanup programs.


Good luck.

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