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Q: batch files for windows 95 ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: batch files for windows 95
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: vaac-ga
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Posted: 03 Jun 2003 21:12 PDT
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Question ID: 212788
DOS has batch files, windows 3.1 has "recorder", does windows 95 have
something similar where one key is pressed to execute a whole list of
commads, or one file, like a DOS batchfile, is called to execute a
whole list of commands?
Subject: Re: batch files for windows 95
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 04 Jun 2003 07:07 PDT

The basic answer is no, Windows 95 doesn't have anything like
Recorder. But the first comment below is correct. It has been a while
since I used Windows 95, but you can write DOS batch files and run
them in Windows 95.

You can find out how to write batch files here:

Information on Batch Files

If you have a copy of Windows 3.1 around, you also should be able to
copy the Recorder program from it and use it with Windows 95.

You can also download a program to perform what are known as macros
(which are basically what Recorder makes), according to this source:

Is there Batch file available in Windows 95

I went to and used the search term "macro utility"
(without the quotes) and found quite a few programs that say they do
what you want to do and run on Windows 95. I didn't see any free ones,
but most are low in cost:

One of them, for example is Keyboard Express:

Keyboard Express
"Keyboard Express is a Windows keyboard macro utility. It allows you
to issue just about any series of keystrokes to your windows
applications with the touch of a key. These keystrokes can manually be
entered in and assigned to over 700 hot keys. In addition, keystrokes
can be captured 'on the fly' as you are typing in one of your Windows
applications. System date and times, symbols and more can be added for
insertion into applications. Program activation, sound, repeats,
delays, pauses and more can be included in your macros."

Here are a couple other resources related to your question:

Readers use a wide variety of macro utility programs and tricks to
automate Windows
"One thing I found out from all the e-mail in my inbox was that I'm
not the only person who has used the old Recorder all these years."

Macro Express
"With Macro Express 3 you can create timesaving macros for specific
applications and global macros that will work with any Windows
program. Dozens of wizards are available to help you create the macros
that will let you automate common computer tasks, including typing
text, launching Web sites, downloading files, and creating reminders.
Macros can be launched by hot keys, short keys, a window title, pop-up
menu, mouse click or a timed schedule."

Best wishes,


Google search term used: "windows 95" recorder -sound batch
Subject: Re: batch files for windows 95
From: christopherelkins-ga on 04 Jun 2003 04:15 PDT
As far as I know you can type a command in Notepad or equiv such as 
Format c:\
and save as file with the name xxxxxxx.bat
then when you run it it will follow the instructions!

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