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Run screen saver in batch file

How to run screen saver using batch file or using command line?

This one liner code snippet below will launch screen saver using batch file or via command line.

It will run the screen saver even though the screen saver settings on desktop is not set.

This can be set also using task scheduler and call the batch file to run at an specified time.

I had tested this on Windows 7 and it works fine.

cmd /c C:\Windows\System32\bubbles.scr /?

cmd /c C:\Windows\System32\ssText3d.scr /?

cmd /c C:\Windows\System32\ ribbons.scr /?

The ssText3d.scr will read or get the input text or the preset text and display as the screen saver text.

I guess this would work fine also on Windows 8.

To run screen saver via command line using the pictures installed on "My Pictures" folder.

Type this command:

cmd /c c:\Windows\System32\photoscreensaver.scr -start

If the photoscreen saver has not yet been configured it will prompt where to get the pictures or photos to be displayed when the screen saver runs. See image below, browse to the folder where photos or pictures are stored.



Cheers!! Enjoy! :)

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