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Anonymous
September 13, 2004 10:01:34 AM

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I'm running WinFax10 on my system. I want to back up all of my data files
for WinFax but I'm running into problems.

WinFax has it's own backup utility, but when it runs some of the data files
don't get backed up because they are in use. Similarly, when I try to copy
the data files to a backup directory I get the message that some files are
being used by another program (WinFax) and they can't be copied.

If I do a CTRL-ALT-DELETE and close all WinFax related programs I can copy
away to my hearts content. I'd like to run a batch file every time WinXP
boots, before any programs are loaded, but it seems that autoexec.bat is not
run at startup. Does anyone know how to force autoexec.bat to run or how to
make any batch file run at startup?

I'm a novice so please explain things simply. Thanks.

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Anonymous
September 14, 2004 5:22:15 AM

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sparky,

i believe that you already have a batch file to copy the files you need from
one folder to another.

maybe a trick you could do is make sure that winfax doesn't start at
automatically. i presume winfax has this option.

on your batch file, at the end, you can include the exe file for winfax
along with its complete path.

i believe that when you do this, windows won't execute winfax, run your
batch file first, and then load winfax after.

another option would be to disable the startup of winfax, and that, when you
need to send something as fax, it should automatically start itself.

hope this helps a bit.
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" !Sparky" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:uT4gjiXmEHA.2680@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> I'm running WinFax10 on my system. I want to back up all of my data files
> for WinFax but I'm running into problems.
>
> WinFax has it's own backup utility, but when it runs some of the data
> files
> don't get backed up because they are in use. Similarly, when I try to
> copy
> the data files to a backup directory I get the message that some files are
> being used by another program (WinFax) and they can't be copied.
>
> If I do a CTRL-ALT-DELETE and close all WinFax related programs I can copy
> away to my hearts content. I'd like to run a batch file every time WinXP
> boots, before any programs are loaded, but it seems that autoexec.bat is
> not
> run at startup. Does anyone know how to force autoexec.bat to run or how
> to
> make any batch file run at startup?
>
> I'm a novice so please explain things simply. Thanks.
>
>
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 8:02:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

" !Sparky" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I'm running WinFax10 on my system. I want to back up all of my data files
>for WinFax but I'm running into problems.
>
>WinFax has it's own backup utility, but when it runs some of the data files
>don't get backed up because they are in use. Similarly, when I try to copy
>the data files to a backup directory I get the message that some files are
>being used by another program (WinFax) and they can't be copied.
>
>If I do a CTRL-ALT-DELETE and close all WinFax related programs I can copy
>away to my hearts content. I'd like to run a batch file every time WinXP
>boots, before any programs are loaded, but it seems that autoexec.bat is not
>run at startup. Does anyone know how to force autoexec.bat to run or how to
>make any batch file run at startup?
>
>I'm a novice so please explain things simply. Thanks.
>

There is no autoexec file that is processed by Windows XP at startup.
If you want something to run at startup create a batch file for this
and put a shortcut to launch the batch file into the Startup group on
the Start menu.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 10:32:56 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thanks to you and Dennis. I created a batch file that backed up my files
and then loaded WinFax - works just fine.

Thanks again.



"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> " !Sparky" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I'm running WinFax10 on my system. I want to back up all of my data
files
> >for WinFax but I'm running into problems.
> >
> >WinFax has it's own backup utility, but when it runs some of the data
files
> >don't get backed up because they are in use. Similarly, when I try to
copy
> >the data files to a backup directory I get the message that some files
are
> >being used by another program (WinFax) and they can't be copied.
> >
> >If I do a CTRL-ALT-DELETE and close all WinFax related programs I can
copy
> >away to my hearts content. I'd like to run a batch file every time WinXP
> >boots, before any programs are loaded, but it seems that autoexec.bat is
not
> >run at startup. Does anyone know how to force autoexec.bat to run or how
to
> >make any batch file run at startup?
> >
> >I'm a novice so please explain things simply. Thanks.
> >
>
> There is no autoexec file that is processed by Windows XP at startup.
> If you want something to run at startup create a batch file for this
> and put a shortcut to launch the batch file into the Startup group on
> the Start menu.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> "The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
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