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Open file location with users input in bat file

Posted on 2009-07-16
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Hello eveyone.

this more than likely an easy one for you, but i am a novice on dos.

What i want to for a bat file to stay on a users desktop, that points to on part of our file structure, but when they click on it, it pops up with a question asking for a number, then when they press enter it asks for another number. Then once these have been entered it opens windows explorer in that location.

IE,

start \\server\folder1\folder2\number1\number2\

I have done this in office and everywhere else we need, but i can not get a value to be entered.

Any help please.

Baker
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to prompt for user input, use
set /P var=prompt.

In your case:

@echo off
set /P num1=first number?
set /P num2=second number?
start explorer /e,/r=\\server\folder1\folder2\%num1%\%num2%

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Worked a treat.  Thank you very much
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