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mathechew
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.bat files

Hello...

Almost the whole reason I started using portable apps was for when I was at school and needed to take notes (Evernote), Write scripts (Celtx), get my thoughts out (Freemind), etc....

Sadly, when I got to school and tried it, apparently we can't run .exe files from removable storage, OR from our Z drive (Network storage of 100MB on the school server).

Then, I tried running the .bat file that is in the freemind folder. It worked.

Now, I'm wondering how do I make .bat files that will run the programs for me? I tried:

@echo off

run \Portable Celtx\Portbable Celtx.exe

But that didn't work. I also realized that would just run the .exe file, which still wouldn't work...

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Steve Lamerton
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You,

could always rename them to .com, it always used to work for me!

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Tried it... It didn't do

Tried it... It didn't do anything. Literally... The mouse spins like the computer's doing something, then nothing happens. The computer doesn't freeze or anything, it just ignores it i guess...

Thanks anyways!

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There has to

be a way to open exes on your school comp. Oh well. Try contacting the makers of your other programs and see if they want to take up the task of programming a launcher in .bat format. It probably has to run particular files to start the program, find those files, you can start the program. Try to find a program that can "take apart" exes and give you the source.

edit: see this page for more information.
https://portableapps.com/node/6754

btw: Hardly anyone program's .bat files because they are not supported much anymore (except in Operating System's launching). At school .bat files are used to annoy people that don't know about them, open them, and cause the computer to crash because of an overload of calculator, command prompt, solitaire, and notepad windows. (Haha. Makes me laugh thinking about it.)

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I don't

recomend programming .bat (or batch) files. sometimes, if you miss part of the code, running them can cause the programs you launch with them to keep opening and lock up your computer. (btw: if that happens try a [ctrl] + [pause|break] key combo)

If you really want to programs these try this site.
Computer Hope.com: Free Computer Help For Everyone

Edit: starting programs is under the secton "How to start Windows files and other programs from a batch file" I do recomend that your read and try all of the things on the page to learn more about them.
Have fun!

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Roamer,

it seems like there is an unclosed tag in your sig, could you change it please and can a moderator fix it please Smile

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Steve Lamerton

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