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The following example displays the message "Can't find data file" if Windows NT cannot find the file PRODUCT.DAT:

if not exist product.dat echo Can't find data file

The following example displays an error message if an error occurs during formatting of the disk in drive A. If no error occurs, the error message is skipped.

@echo off
format a: /s
if not errorlevel 1 goto end
echo An error occurred during formatting.
echo End of batch program.

The following example tests for the existence of a directory. The if command cannot be used to test directly for a directory, but the null (NUL) device does exist in every directory. Therefore, you can test for the null device to determine whether a directory exists.

if exist c:mydir\nul goto process

More Information About If

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