Batch file to check if a folder exists with a certain word in

Hi,

Hopefully you can assist.

I would like to create a batch file to check if a folder exists. Each folder name is unique but has the same word 'Bomgar' within it. If the file exists then we will not run an executable. If it doesn't then it will run the executable.

I have tried the IF NOT EXIST command but not sure how to check for a word within a folder.

Thanks in advance.

Adam
Adam HandleyAsked:
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oBdAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here's the fleshed out version:
@echo off
setlocal
set Parent=C:\ProgramData
set Keyword=Bomgar
dir /a:d /b "%Parent%" | find.exe /i "%Keyword%" >nul
if not errorlevel 1 (
	echo '%Keyword%' folder found in %Parent%, leaving ...
	goto :eof
)
echo '%Keyword%' folder not found in %Parent%, installing service ...
REM Add your setup here ...

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oBdACommented:
Sorry, I can't quite follow what it is you want to achieve.
For a given parent directory, you can do the following to check if it has a subdirectory with 'Bomgar' in it:
set Parent=C:\Temp
dir /a:d /b "%Parent%" | find /i "Bomgar" >nul
if not errorlevel 1 (
	echo 'Bomgar' folder found in %Parent%, leaving ...
	goto :eof
)
echo 'Bomgar' folder not found in %Parent%, doing something ...
REM ...

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If you need something else, you need to elaborate a bit.
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Adam HandleyAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your response and apologies for not being clear.

What i need to do is check in C:\ProgramData to see if a folder within there exists. The folder name will always have 'Bomgar' within it but then a unique identifier i.e 'Bomgar12345'. If this folder exists then we know the service has been installed and therefore doesn't need to be installed again. If that folder doesn't exist then we will want to run an executable to install.

Thanks again for your help.

Adam
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Adam HandleyAuthor Commented:
Perfect, thanks for the prompt response and solution.
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