Hello, I want to write a small batch file to open certain documents on my computer when I log on, that quite easy a certain document only needs to be open on fridays so I need to find a way of checking the system date and then using something like. I asked elsewhere but didnt get much help, a guy said something about using a VBscript although I have no experience in VB, and little in batch file scripting. if date ==friday then open myfile.doc else end Can anyone give me some help with this? I am using XP BTW. Cheers Mike EDIT: I plan to put the .BAT file in my start folder and hope to run a check daily to see if day == friday.