Report Escalate 'selection' of a folder in Macro Express and Macro Express Pro Posted September 10 12 hours ago, Sebastian42 said: Since I thought I had come to the end of the road in Macro Express, and was going to run the macro from a batchfile anyway, I've explored doing the data copy by batch file code, and with help from someone in the Microsoft Community, I've been able to achieve that with one very simple line of code, which HAS to be preferable to the more complex code suggested in the previous post. Sometimes ME can dynamically build (then run) the simple line of code, or the whole batch file. That's not needed if the batch commands do exactly the same thing every time, but it is useful if the batch does the same "function" but with variable data. For example, macro 1 runs a standard directory list with output to a text file; macro 2 reads back the text, analyzes data file sizes, builds a different "copy" command batch file for each data file based on how big the file is today and whether the backup should be compressed or not; macro 3 runs the copies a few at a time to avoid overloading the server. (That's a real application, as you may have guessed.) In other words, macros can utilize the simple and efficient batch commands, while applying logic and intelligence that otherwise would be lacking.