Check for presence of batch file with IF EXIST
You can check whether certain files are present using an 'IF EXIST' command. You can use this to execute commands via a batch file.
Configure batch file:
- When performing one task, the syntax is:
IF EXIST batchfile.bat command
- When performing several commands. You can insert a jump to clarify:
IF NOT EXIST batchfile.bat GOTO DOESNOTEXIST
'enter your command lines here'
- If you want to perform one action if the file exists and another action if the file does not exist, you can do this as follows:
IF EXIST batchfile.bat GOTO EXISTS
'enter the lines used if the file does not exist here'
GOTO FURTHER EXISTS
'enter the lines used if the file exists here'
- If any spaces are present in the path name, you must place the entire path+filename+extension between straight double quotes.
IF EXIST "C:\Program FIles (x86)\batchfile.bat" GOTO BESTAAT