When I plan sync with dropbox I start a .bat file.
In case dropbox is active, the script is running normally
In case dropbox is not actieve dropbox.exe is started but the script doesn't continue unless I select the window ( eg by mouseclick).
Start /c doesn't solve.
@echo off set path="C:\Program Files\WinRAR\";"c:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\";"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\";%path% start dropbox.exe rem C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -Command Clear-RecycleBin" echo: echo: !!! Zijn alle bestanden en toepassingen gesloten ? echo: choice /C MZC /M "...>>>...Maak een keuze M voor incl pst, Z zonder pst, C om te stoppen." echo: if errorlevel 3 goto 3 if errorlevel 2 goto 2 if errorlevel 1 goto 1 :1 ECHO: Alleen de gewijzigde data INCL. PST worden verwerkt - kan ook dat er geen zijn ! Echo: rem TASKKILL /IM OUTLOOK.EXE Echo: Met PST rem winRAR a -ao -ac -ed -oni - etc rem winRAR a -ao -ac -ed -oni - etc pause exit :2 ECHO: Alleen de gewijzigde data ZONDER PST worden verwerkt - kan ook dat er geen zijn ! Echo: rem winRAR a -ao -ac -ed -oni - etc echo: Zonder PST pause exit :3 exit
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Have you tried it without using the start command, just calling dropbox.exe directly?
If the above doesn't help, then you'll have better luck asking this on a scripting or Windows forum. This really isn't a Dropbox issue.
Rich, thank you for reacting.
Yes, I tried your proposal, aswell Call. But withou results.
I think it is a Dropbox matter because using other applications the script is running fine. After loading dropbox there is no return tot the windows started from.
But you're using Dropbox in a manner that's not intended. You're trying to control when Dropbox is running when Dropbox is meant to be running all the time.
When used as intended, it works properly. That is why this wouldn't be a Dropbox issue. It's an unsupported configuration.
The background is that i don't want to run dropbox all the time but only when I have file to sync. It is not loaded after booting the PC.
Is there another way to control access to dropbox i.s.o. shutting down dropbox?
May be stopping/starting the drop service ?
Thank you for your efforts to help.
I tested next script in a separate batch file and it runs as normal. But adding this .bat in my original script (call ..) is is not
@echo off set app="c:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe" taskkill -F -IM "Dropbox.exe" start "Restart Dropbox" %app% -B; exit
I suggest we stop this matter an I will deal with a minor problem = selecting the shown window by mouseclick
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