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Having trouble with robocopy.


I’m having trouble with robocopy. I issue the command and it runs and looks like it’s transferring

Mouse Trap

Advanced DOS batch pitfalls

The following is a collection of cases for strange behaviour when using advanced techniques …

DOS: ECHO text to previous line - by Paul Tomasi

One of my most closely kept secrets is revealed in this discussion

How to output text on the
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printing in dos os HELP

I am at a client we migrated his old dos computer to a new computer still running dos. i connected …
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How to read data from an old DOS HDD

My client asked me to get the programs and data from an old PC.   Its an old 386/486 that defines …
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Create bat file to remove first two lines of text file and resave under same name

I am having all sorts of fun trying to figure this out, but have not embraced victory yet...hence my…
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export/delete using windows task scheduler


I have a Oracle 9i database, for which i have to export the full database
1) once a week
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Auto file move and rename

Hi guys

Heres my situation:

I have a folder which every few ecs to minutes a file is created …
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Need to repair Win XP machine with HD bad sectors


Repairing manufacturing plant Win XP hard drive machine with bad sectors.

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Issue command line function


I'm trying to issue a command line function.

When I'm in a shell I issue "mkdir w:\derek9" and

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How to copu batch file to a network location

I have a table with these fields

document_id, document_source_patch, document_destination …

Using dates in batch files / scripts


See my pages here: http://scripts.dragon-it.co.uk/ for more batch, VBScript, HTA etc.

Using dates

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Batch Script to run deletion of several folders nightly.

Hi all,

I created a batch script and was wondering if someone could let me know if there are any …
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Cannot Get MS-DOS 6.22 running

I have 2 HP Vectra 386/25 PC's that I am trying to rebuild with DOS 6.22
- I have run the system …
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Batch file to copy data daily

I have the need to copy a directory to an external drive.
I'd like to keep an "archive" of 7 …
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Batch file not copying second file.

Hi Experts,

I have a batch file containing the following.

Where the js file downloads Schedule list …
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append variable to directory name in a batch?

Was wondering if there was a simple way to append a variable to a directory name within a batch …
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Batch Rename PDF images to Tiff

Experts: I have 3000 .tif (xxxxxx.tif) images that accidentally had their suffixes changed to .PDF's…
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VB Script & Bat: backup and organize folders

Hello experts,

I have an Archive folders that contains multiple folders with the following …
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How can I copy files from one drive to another using IF THEN ELSE or IF exists


I am trying to make and IF then else statement in my dos batch file, is that possible? My …

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