Running .BAT file minimized or invisiblePosted: February 24, 2011
Running .BAT or .CMD files in minimized mode
- Create a shortcut to the .BAT or .CMD file. To do so, right click on the file, click Send To, Desktop (create shortcut)
- Right click on the shortcut and choose Properties
- In the Run: drop down, choose Minimized
- Click OK
- Double-click the shortcut to run the batch file in a minimized window state.
Running .BAT or .CMD files in invisible mode
Windows Script Host’s Run Method allows you to run a program or script in invisible mode.
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.Run chr(34) & "C:\Batch Files\syncfiles.bat" & Chr(34), 0 Set WshShell = Nothing
Copy the lines above to Notepad and save the file with .VBS extension. Edit the .BAT file name and path accordingly, and save the file. Double-click the .VBS file to run it.