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Windows 7: Batch file help?

25 Aug 2015   #1
ashley268

Windows 8 Pro x64.
 
 
Batch file help?

Hello!
I am new to these forums and have a question about batch files...
...My batch is as follows:
Code:
(
echo <h1 style="color: red">HTML TEXT HERE</h1>
) > c:\Users\%username%\Desktop\htm.html
start iexplore file:\\c:\Users\%username%\Desktop\htm.html
The problem is, I cannot get it to work. When I load it, CMD opens up for a split second, and disappears. The file isn't made, and Internet Explorer will not open. I have tried to prtsc and get an image so I can see what the error is, but the window sometimes opens immediately, sometime after a few seconds, then goes away too quickly for me to get my bearings and push the button. Human reaction time too slow
Where has my script gone wrong?


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25 Aug 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Try:
Code:
echo ^<h1 style="color: red"^>HTML TEXT HERE^</h1^> > c:\Users\%username%\Desktop\htm.html
c:\Users\%username%\Desktop\htm.html
If this is going to be used by lots of people, then you need different code for where to make the HTML file. Not every user has their desktop folder on the C: drive.
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25 Aug 2015   #3
ashley268

Windows 8 Pro x64.
 
 

Thankyou, UsernameIssues!
Quote:
Try:
Code:
echo ^<h1 style="color: red"^>HTML TEXT HERE^</h1^> > c:\Users\%username%\Desktop\htm.html
c:\Users\%username%\Desktop\htm.html
If this is going to be used by lots of people, then you need different code for where to make the HTML file. Not every user has their desktop folder on the C: drive.
That code worked for me.
As far as not everyone has desktop on C:\, I am aware of that. I myself have a PC which had %windir% on D:\.
For what I am doing, though, this will work. C:\ has the Desktop folder on every computer this will be used on.
Once again, Thanks!
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