.BAT file that copies file to C:\ drive from CD-Rom

Hey Experts,

I am trying to create a bat file. The goal is, when a user pops in a CD, the Autorun file will run the setup program and a BAT file that will copy a file from the CD-Rom to the C:\ drive.

How could I could code? Can a bat file copy a file from a static location to a static location on a hard drive?

IE. Run.bat executed
Copies D:\VPN Client Settings.rcf to C:\ drive

Please help!
pstiffsaeAsked:
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smidgie82Commented:
Hi pstiffsae,

Sure thing, easy as pie.
run.bat:

copy "D:\VPN client Settings.rcf" c:\



Or, if you want to copy a directory tree, use XCopy:

xcopy "D:\VPN Client Settings\" "c:\VPN Client Settings" /S /E

Run xcopy /?  for the available options



Cheers!
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pstiffsaeAuthor Commented:
Wahoo! Works like a charm!

Can you run an autorun from a CD-Rom and will it run a bat file with a setup.exe file? (one after another?)
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smidgie82Commented:
Just put an autorun.inf file on the CD formatted according to the directions at http://autorun.moonvalley.com/autoruninf.htm .  Instead of "open=autorun.exe", use "open=run.bat", and it should go.
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chhokra_expertCommented:
i don't think this can be done using just a bat file. Since you seem to want to do some extra stuff when a CD is inserted, i think you may need to trap the corresponding event notification using a windows service. And as part of this service action then, you can copy over the file. Check out http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/Windows_Services.asp for example on how to write a service.


HTH!
Kumar
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chhokra_expertCommented:
ok looks like i misuderstood your question... nevermind
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callrsCommented:
Using D:\ means the command will fail if the CD Drive is some other letter. Try something like:

copy ".\VPN client Settings.rcf" c:\

Which means copy the file from the current folder to c:\
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pstiffsaeAuthor Commented:
This is what I got:

[autorun]
open= D:\Run.bat
open= D:\setup.exe

It just runs the Bat file and not the setup too. How can I run the setup after the bat or at the same time.

Please help!
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callrsCommented:
put this line at the end of the bat file:

d:\setup.exe
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Use one open= line and put setup.exe at the end of the batch file.
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altra22Commented:
try shellexecute=setup.exe in secound line
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