Once you've created a batch, you can run the batch in various ways:


  • You can run the batch manually from within Foxfire!


  • You can create a desktop shortcut to run the batch directly from the Windows desktop.


  • You can schedule the batch to run on a fixed schedule from within Foxfire! or using Scheduled Tasks in Windows Control Panel.


To run a batch:


  1. Highlight the batch in the Existing Batches folder.


  2. Click Run. The Batch Run Options dialog box appears.


  3. Click Run Now.

To create a desktop shortcut for a batch:


  1. Highlight the batch in the Existing Batches folders.


  2. Click Run. The Batch Run Options dialog box appears (see figure above).


  3. Check the Create Desktop Shortcut check-box.


  4. Modify the Shortcut Name (if desired).


  5. Click OK. The shortcut will be added to your desktop. You can then double-click the shortcut whenever you want to run the batch.

To schedule a batch:


  1. Highlight the batch.


  2. Click Run. The Batch Run Options dialog box appears.


  3. Check the Create Desktop Shortcut check-box.


  4. Click Schedule.

    Foxfire! creates a desktop shortcut for the batch and asks if you want to schedule it now. Say yes and use the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule execution of your batch. (A message is displayed telling you how.)

    Note: If you don't schedule it now or need to modify it later, you can click Scheduled Tasks from the Control Panel.


    1. In the Scheduled Tasks window, double-click Add Scheduled Task. The Scheduled Task Wizard appears.


    2. Click Next.


    3. Click Browse and select the Shortcut (located in the Desktop). The Shortcut name has the same name as the batch.


    4. Provide a name (optional) and schedule how often you want the batch to run by following the prompts in the Wizard.



  5. Foxfire! asks if you want to run the batch now. Click Yes if you want to run it now in addition to the scheduled time.