Batch script not function as expected.


I have a batch script running on a W2K3 server, (see in code section), this batch file would check if any file exist in K:\PO\archive folder, if it is; it will copy the file to k:\po folder, if not exist, it will display a message.

Howerver; I cannot get "IF NOT EXIST k:\po\archive\*.* GOTO NOFILE" command line working.  It always go to BEGIN section eventhough there is no file in k:\po\archive folder.

Any idea?
@echo off
rem This is a batch program to copy the raw data file from Archive folder back to PO folder
set folder1=k:\po\archive
set folder2=k:\po
IF NOT EXIST k:\po\archive\*.* GOTO NOFILE
dir %folder1%\*.#???????
set /p yn=Confirm to restore this file to K:\PO folder ? y/n 
if "%yn%"=="" (echo Not entry) & (GOTO CHK) 
if /I "%yn%"=="n" (GOTO QUIT)
if /I "%yn%"=="y" (GOTO FRESTORE) else (echo Entry not y or n!) & (GOTO CHK)
robocopy %folder1% %folder2% *.*  /mov /maxage:0 /s
dir k:\po\*.#???????
echo ************************************************************************
echo ** If you can see the file listed now, your file restore is complete. **
echo ** Run AGAIN.                                          **
echo ************************************************************************
echo ___________________________________________________________
echo If you do not see the file restored, please try again or 
echo contact I.T. Dept by e-mail or phone.                    
echo ___________________________________________________________
set yn=
set /p yn=Do this again [y/n]?
if "%yn%"=="" (echo Not entry) & (GOTO END) 
if /I "%yn%"=="n" (GOTO QUIT)
if /I "%yn%"=="y" (GOTO CHK) else (echo Entry not y or n!) & (GOTO END)
echo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
echo x No file found in k:\po\archive folder,    x
echo x it could be done already.                 x
echo x No file restore can be done at this time. x 
echo x Asking I.T. Dept for further assistance.  x
echo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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 IF NOT EXIST k:\po\archive\*.* GOTO NOFILE

dir /b /a k:\po\archive\|findstr .>nul:&&(goto :BEGIN)||(goto :NOFILE)

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Hi Kanewong.

Try using these lines:
set file_exist = False
dir %folder1% /b | find /v "Some random string" >nul && (set file_exist=True) || (set file_exist=False)
IF %file_exist% == False GOTO NOFILE

Instead of:
IF NOT EXIST k:\po\archive\*.* GOTO NOFILE
KANEWONGAuthor Commented:
Both solutions work but Francois is simple and what I need.
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