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How to create a batch file on windows xp.

To create a batch file that would be very helpful I suggest downloading notepad++ it's made for programming.First off open up notepad++ and go to
languages and click on batch then type in "@echo off" at the beginning of every batch file you need to type that in.Next type in:
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@echo off
echo.
echo What would you like to do today?
echo.
echo 1)Notepad
echo 2)Paint
echo 3)Calculator
echo.

set /p web=Type in Option:
if "%web%"=="1" ("%SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe") else (exit)
if "%web%"=="2" ("%SystemRoot%\system32\mspaint.exe") else (exit)
if "%web%"=="3" ("%SystemRoot%\system32\calc.exe") else (exit)

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You just created a batch file menu now save this file to the desktop as
"Menu.bat".Now that you have the file saved download this free batch file compiler called "battoexe" so nobody can edit or destroy you batch files.
That's it you have made your first batch file visit my website at www.wix.com/Firestorm002/Batch101.

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How to Create a Batch File?


Use "notepad" to type in the commands you want in the batch. Save the file with the extension, "cmd" as in, "batch.cmd". You have a batch file now. It's just commands in a file.

Oct 18, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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Can anyone explain how batch file works?


This is kind of tricky not knowing how familiar you are with the commandline, but a batch file simply contains single commands and executes them in order (usually from top to bottom). A batch file (or bash script in Linux) can be very helpful if you have to run certain commands over and over again, so you don't have to write them by hand.

An Example: You want to store your network settings in a text file.
You open the command prompt (WIN+R) and type this line:
mkdir C:\Network
Then you type this line:
ipconfig /all > C:\Network\ipconfig.txt
The first line creates a folder on your C: drive called "Network"
The second line runs the ipconfig command and saves it as a text file in that new folder.

To make a batch file, you open Notepad and insert the two lines. Then save it as "IP.bat" (make sure not to save it as "IP.bat.txt"! This is the most common mistake. If you save a file from Notepad, select "All Files" in the "Save As Type" dialog. Otherwise it will save it as a .txt file and you have to rename it later.)

Now you can double click the batch file and it runs all commands in the file.

You can also see the danger. If you run a batch file and don't know what it really does, it can destroy your whole system. So make sure you understand it and/or get it from a trustworthy source.

A nice example of how complex a batch file can be is here:
AllHelp.bat

Copy the content into a text file, save it as AllHelp.bat, run it and it will create a webpage with all available DOS commands.

Hope this helps - otherwise let me know if you have specific questions.
Enjoy!

Feb 26, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Computers & Internet

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how to create simple batch files


Creating a batch file
MS-DOS users
Microsoft Windows and other users

MS-DOS users
To create a basic batch file in MS-DOS, follow the below steps that give you an example of how to create a basic batch file.

  1. Open an MS-DOS command window or get to MS-DOS. Additional information about doing this can be found on document CHDOS.
  2. At the MS-DOS prompt, type: edit test.bat and press enter.
  3. If typed properly, you should now be in a blue screen. Within the screen, type:

    pause
    dir c:\windows
    dir c:\windows\system

  4. Once the above three lines have been typed in, click File and choose exit; when prompted to save, click "Yes." Users who do not have a mouse cursor can accomplish this same task by pressing ALT+F to access the file menu, then pressing "X" to exit, and pressing enter to save changes.
  5. Once you are back at the MS-DOS prompt, type: test and press enter. This will execute the test.bat file and begin running the file. Because the first line is pause, you will first be prompted to press a key. Once you press a key the batch file will run line-by-line; in this case, listing the files in the windows and windows\system directories.
If you wish to add more lines to this batch file you would simply type "edit test.bat" to edit the file again.
Additional information about the MS-DOS edit command can be found on our edit command page. Some versions of MS-DOS and bootable diskettes may not have the edit command; if this is the case, you would either need to obtain the edit.com file to access this file or use the copy con command.




Microsoft Windows and other users
A Windows user can still use the above MS-DOS steps if they wish to create a batch file. If, however, you're more comfortable using Microsoft Windows or your operating system, you can use any text editor, such as Notepad or Wordpad, to create your batch files, as long as the file extension ends with .bat. In the below example we use the Windows notepad to create a batch file.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type: notepad and press enter.
  4. Once notepad is open, type the below lines in the file or copy and paste the below lines into notepad.

    @echo off
    echo Hello this is a test batch file
    pause
    dir c:\windows

  5. Click File and click Save; browse to where you want to save the file. For the file name, type "test.bat", and if your version of Windows has a "Save as type" option, choose "All files", otherwise it will save as a text file. Once all of this has been done click the Save button and exit notepad.
  6. Now, to run the batch file, simply double-click or run the file like any other program. Once the batch file has completed running it will close the window automatically.

Jan 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how to edit registry


1) to edit registry go to start / select run and type regedit. from there you are able to edit registry values. BEWARE because editing registry values may make your windows stop working. you should know what you are doing and you are responsible of the cosnequenses 2) a bat file is a batch file. Batch files are files that allow MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows users to create a lists of commands and/or programs to run once the batch file has been executed. 3) create a file called autorun.inf and type inside [autorun] open=file.exe save your file and write it in the cd you want to autorun the file.exe part must be replaced with the executable you want to load when your CD autoruns

Oct 08, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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