Hi ATI forum folk... Gotta problem with the batch files I wrote to run before and after backups - none of the prompts or echo statements I put in the batch files display. The system is XP, the batch files do a lot of moving and copying of files, but it is as if echo and input statements in the batch file do not exist. The copying and moving of files asked for in the batch file does work. I’m using Xset (an inhanced version of the set command) and it seems to work just fine. It has something to do with the batch file being started from within TI - it works differently when called directly - prompts work, pause works, input works, echo works, but not if called as a Before Backup Process in TI. a P.S. Gotta go to bed now, or I'll not be at work on time - It'll be 8+ hours before I can respond to any helpers... & TX to those who do!