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Windows 7: Create a directory on startup with date i.e. 12-03-2012

12 Mar 2012   #1
jay76

windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Create a directory on startup with date i.e. 12-03-2012

Hi there,

I would like to create a daily folder on system startup which has the date like this 12-03-2012

I also want it to go to a certain place on my hard drive C:Users/Name/My Documents

I have this script but it puts the date the wrong way around and I would prefer dashes in between the dates?

for /f "skip=1" %%d in ('wmic os get localdatetime') do if not defined mydate set mydate=%%d
md %mydate:~0,8%


Thanks in advance, Jay ;-)


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12 Mar 2012   #2
jay76

windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Ok slightly different way of doing this, now get the dashes between the dates


SET dd=%DATE:~0,2%-
SET mm=%DATE:~3,2%-
SET yyyy=%DATE:~6,4%

mkdir %dd%%mm%%yyyy%


How do I set the path for it create the dated folder? do I just add the path after mkdir?

i.e. C:Users\Name\My Documents

?
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12 Mar 2012   #3
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

you can probably add the path to the filename as you thought.

mkdir C:Users\<Name>\Documents\%dd%%mm%%yyyy%


Or you can put this line in before the mkdir to set the path. (cd = change directory)
cd C:Users\<Name>\Documents

note: i think you need to use "Documents" (not "My Documents") in Win 7

<Name> would be your user name...
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13 Mar 2012   #4
jay76

windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

thanks for that... I will try that later.
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13 Mar 2012   #5
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Jay76,
I I have done this in a simpler step.
give this a shot. But remember if you run it twice, it is setup to let you know it already exists.

copy the following:

rem this will create a directory in your documents directory
set DATEST=%DATE:~10,4%%DATE:~4,2%%DATE:~7,2%
echo %datest%
if exist %homepath%\documents\%datest% goto already
md %homepath%\documents\%datest%
pause
goto end1
:already
rem you already have created the directory %datest% in your %homepath%
:end1
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