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CD in a batch script called by the at task scheduler?


I got some problems with a batch script I wrote.
The intent is to backup a few files.
So Im trying to cd to a directory, zip it (my zip app requires to go to the parent directory), and copy it to a "secure" place.

So, when I start it manually, everything works fine.
Where from I start the batch script does not matter.

But when I create a task to run it every day, the script fails.
I have narrowed the problem down to the task no accepting cd commands in a batch script.

So why is that so, and how can I work around that?


PS: Im bound to use that zip app...
2 Solutions
You can happily change paths in a scheduled script. Main question: where does your data reside that you want to zip, and where do you want to save it?
Might not be relevant but what zip software are you using?

You might want to add the SET command to your batch file...something
like: SET OriginalDir=c:\your_directory
then instead of: CD c:\your_directory you'd add CD %OriginalDir%

That might sort it out.
karlikaAuthor Commented:
<banging head against monitor/>

Mixing scripting for different OSes is seldom working ;)
I just forgot that Windows doesnt like it when you try to cd from one drive to another in one step ...

Oke, thanks for your postings.

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