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Author: William Glenn | Website: http://www.skyhighstudios.com

Batch files are useful for all kinds of different tasks. In this two part tutorial we will firstly look at how you make a batch file to 'explore a cd'. Then in the second installment we will look at how we can employ a batch file to open a text file with the default program'. After reading these tutorials you will be able to experiment with batch files and create your own. So let's begin.

To create a .bat that will explore a directory:

1. Open up Notepad and type in:

start
@ECHO OFF
explorer D:\
	

The 'explorer D:\' line tells the program to start windows explorer and browse the D:\ drive, you can always specify a directory to explore also eg. D:\images\mypic etc, for any directory you want to explore.

2. Save type as an "All Files (*.*)" with the filename of your choice ending in .bat, I chose mydoc.bat.

3. In your flash movie you can run this program by putting the following code into a symbol.

On (Release)
    FS Command ("Exec", "mydoc.bat")
End On
    
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Added: 2000-03-08
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