Advanced BAT to EXE Converter
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-11
Version: 2.83 – Released: 2013-03-11 Windows: All
File Size: 794 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Advanced BAT to EXE Converter quickly converts your batch scripts to .EXE files. Even the most complex batch files can be converted to executables.
“Advanced Extended Batch File Commands are also available.”
Anchor Link Bat To Exe Converter
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Version: 1.6.0 – Released: 2011-12-16 Windows: 2000 or higher
File Size: 583 KB
“Batch2Exe-converter convert your batch files into exe files. Differences to usual batch files:
♦ Ghost applications without DOS window. If you prefer you can create a console (visible DOS window) application.
♦ Hides contents of a batch file from viewing.
♦ You can include additional files into resulted executable.”
Anchor Link Batch File Magic
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
For DOS, OS/2, Windows 9x, NT 4, 2000, XP
“DOS commands and their usage in batch files:
¤ Batch file How Tos
¤ Batch file examples in alphabetical order
¤ Search the batch file examples by function
¤ Solutions found on alt.msdos.batch
¤ More clever tricks
¤ The Poor Man’s Administrator Tools (use native commands only)
¤ Terminal Server commands in Windows NT 4 TSE/2000/XP
¤ Undocumented commands in Windows NT 4/2000/XP
¤ Useless tips?
¤ Batch file related links
¤ Batch file utilities”
Anchor Link Batch Function Library
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Windows: NT4, 2000, XP, 2003
“Welcome to the Batch Function Library. Here you will find a number of ‘ready to use’ batch functions for use in your own projects. Simply copy and paste them into your own batch files. Unless stated otherwise they are all compatible with Windows NT4, 2000, XP and 2003, and have been structured to avoid conflicts with your existing variables.”
Anchor Link Batch Utilities
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Version: 3.2 – Released: 2002-08-04
File Size: 60 KB
“This is an archive of tiny batch tools that have been around for several years. The new release includes a few updates and modified doc files. Note: NSET, COUNT and INPUT do not work under Windows NT, 2000, and XP.”
Anchor Link Batchrun
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-08
Version: – Released: 2011-03-24 Windows: All
File Size: 1.1 MB
“Batchrun will let you create batch files using a graphical interface. In the good old days of DOS .bat files took care of this task. They still do, but they’re not exactly user friendly. With Batchrun .brs batch files you can launch any number of programs or dialup connections with just a simple click. You can control the starting process with many properties like priority or run mode and control their behavior a tad. You can even do more than starting programs with the built-in file management functions like Copy, Rename, Makedir, Delete and End Process. Batchrun batch files can be launched from Explorer or placed in StartUp folder or on the Desktop.”
Anchor Link DOS Commands Overview
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
This site contains a complete overview of MS-DOS and its commands.
“Microsoft DOS (Disk Operating System) is a command line user interface. MS-DOS 1.0 was released in 1981 for IBM computers and the latest version of MS-DOS is MS-DOS 6.22 released in 1994. While MS-DOS is not commonly used by itself today, it still can be accessed from Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME by clicking Start / Run and typing command or CMD in Windows NT, 2000 or XP.”
Anchor Link DOSBox
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-12-17
Version: 0.74 – Released: 2012-10-22
File Size: 1.38 MB
“DOSBox emulates a full x86 pc with sound and DOS. Its main use is to run old DOS games on platforms which don’t have DOS (Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Linux / FreeBSD / Mac OS X).”
“Basic Setup and Installation of DosBox:
( Setup and Installation )
Anchor Link FDISK Switches
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
“This page describes undocumented switches you can use with FDISK. With the switches you can use FDISK in non-interactive mode, e.g. in a batch file. The switches works with the FDISK that is include with Windows 95 OSR2 (MS-DOS 7.1).”
Anchor Link LFN Tools
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Version: 1.79 – Released: 2003-08-14
File Size: 277 KB
“The LFN Tools are a collection of alternative DOS commands that support long file names. The following commands are provided:
¤ LCOPY (copy files and directories)
¤ LDIR (display contents of a directory)
¤ LCD (change working directory)
¤ LCHK (drive information)
¤ LREN (rename a file)
¤ LMD (create a directory)
¤ LRD (remove directory)
“Note that these utilities do not provide access to long filenames to other programs (e.g. your editor will still see only short filenames, unless it has LFN support itself). If you want long filenames in other programs, take a look at LFNDOS, which implements the Windows 95 LFN API under DOS. This allows programs that handle long filenames under Windows to handle them under DOS as well.”
Anchor Link Microsoft Software Library Excerpts
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Page last updated: 2009-12-12
“This archive contains a mirror of The Microsoft Software Library contents dated 1991 through 1994, as well as some later files related to Windows 3.1x or Windows NT 3.x, including NT 3.1 Service Packs.”
Anchor Link MS-DOS 6.22 And Up
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Page last updated: 2005-03-15
MS-DOS 6.22+ Commands, News, Notes, Tips, and Links.
Anchor Link NTFS Reader for DOS Stanley’s Pick
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Version: 1.3 – Released: 2009-11-25
File Size: 3.7 MB
“NTFS Reader DOS Boot Disk provides read access to NTFS drives from the MS DOS environment. It supports long filenames as well as compressed and fragmented files. NTFS Reader for DOS allows you to preview the files on NTFS and copy them from NTFS to FAT volumes or network drives. In order to use the software you need to copy the readntfs.exe file to a bootable floppy disk and boot from it. Software features:
¤ Can be saved and run from bootable floppy;
¤ Displays complete physical and logical drive information;
¤ Supports IDE / ATA / SCSI drives;
¤ Supports large (more than 8GB) Hard Drive;
¤ Supports NTFS, NTFS5 file systems for reading;
¤ Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 file systems for data writing;
¤ Supports compressed and fragmented files on NTFS;
¤ Supports partitions created in MS-DOS, Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP;
¤ Displays non-english and long file names;
¤ Ability to preview file(s)/folder(s) before copying;
¤ Supports search by file name or mask;
¤ Disk Viewer displays content of the file in Hex/Text mode.”
Anchor Link Screen Thief for DOS Stanley’s Pick
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Version: 2.01 – Released: 1998-09-12
File Size: 39 KB
A terminate and stay resident (TSR) utility which provides a screen capture capability for DOS.
“To run Screen Thief with the default settings, extract and copy ST.EXE to the floppy diskette. From an A: prompt Enter: st a:\ (or use st /? for more help). Screen Thief will then be installed and you can run whatever program you need to grab a screen from. To actually grab a screen, press the CTRL | ALT and T keys together and you will hear a clicking noise from your PC speaker as Screen Thief is working. The image file produced will be in colour BMP format and given a name consisting of the first 6 letters of the name of the program currently being run followed by a number; e.g., FILENA01.BMP. This file will be saved to the current directory, but you can specify a different directory when you initialize Screen Thief as follows: ST C:\CAPTURE . This will save all captured image files to the C:\CAPTURE directory.”
[ Assuming DOS can write to the C: drive; i.e., not in NTFS format. Ed. ]
The file can also be downloaded from this site:
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Anchor Link USBASPI.SYS Driver For DOS
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Author: madmaxUSB
Dated: 2005-03-22
“Most people will tell you MS-DOS does NOT support USB connected devices. This is somewhat true, because USB was developed way after Microsoft had opted to discontinue DOS. However, there are special device drivers that allow USB connected mass storage devices to be mapped as ASPI devices which can subsequently be accessed by DOS — much the same way as SCSI devices.
“This document provides useful information on using a specific device driver in getting USB 2.0 mass storage devices (like hard disks, flash memory, optical drives) recognized in DOS. It is provided for troubleshooting and reference purposes only.”