Friday, March 28, 2008

Start all your programs with a single click using batch file

Posted by vishnu vardhan reddy boda at 10:39 PM

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Everyone has some standard list of programs, which he starts when logs on to his computer. It’s a waste of time to start each program individually; today we are going to learn how to start all your favorite programs with a single click using batch files. Those of you who don’t know what batch files are may check this post to find out what they are.

Batch Programming Basics


I usually use Dreamweaver, Mozilla Firefox, and pidgin immediately after I login to my comp. So let us see how to create a batch file to start the above three programs with a single click.
First open note pad and type the following lines

CD “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS3\”

start Dreamweaver.exe

cd “C:\Program Files\Pidgin\”

start Pidgin.exe

cd “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\”

start firefox.exe

Here cd switches the control to the directory following it and start command is used to start the program in that directory. You can add any number of programs to this list.
Once you have added all your favorite programs to this list, save it a startup.bat or any other name of your choice and double click on that batch file you created just now to start all your favorite programs.
If you have any problems in creating the batch files feel free to drop in a comment here

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