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Chapter 12. Batch Files for Fun and Profit > Creating and Using Batch Files

Creating and Using Batch Files

Batch files are plain-text files. You can most easily create and edit them with Notepad. I suggest that you create a special folder just for your own batch files and add this folder to your search path (as discussed in Chapter 11) so that you can run them from any folder in any Command Prompt window.

You can place them in any folder you want. You can place them on your own hard drive, or you may wish to place your batch files on a shared network folder so they can be used from any computer. I place my personal batch files in a folder named c:\bat. To create this folder, open a Command Prompt window and type these commands at the prompt:


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