help me create a batch file in XP

By clandy
Jul 6, 2004
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  1. Hi
    Creating batch files that execute when computer
    booted was easy in dos...but now I need the same
    functionality in XP.

    I went to cmd.exe and created a
    text transfer that worked fine..
    however, how do I let the computer
    do my bidding at startup?

    Lets say: delete a line( if present) in
    my temporary Internet files everytime I boot up.
    Is that possible?

    How and where do I create it?

    Thanks !
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  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You create a .bat or a .cmd file and add a shortcut to it in your Start->Prorams->StartUp folder. Or add a corresponding entry in registry (a new string under HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run).
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Nod hit it on the money clandy. What I typically do is create a Scripts folder, drop all my .bat and .vbs scripts there, and link from there. Things I need in startup are linked from either startup or the registry where Nodsu said, and things that I need timed otherwise are linked from Control Panels>Scheduled Tasks.

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