I've been looking for a freeware/shareware batch executer program with no luck. i have tried a program called runclick that comes close, but all it does is execute all the par2 files at once, even though it has an idle mode. what i need is a program that executes a par2 file and waits for it to complete the verification process and then close that par2 file and execute the next one in the batch. I'd like to drag and drop the par2 files to this program, or have an easy way to select multiple par2 files. par2 files are used on usenet to verify data integrity of binary downloads and fix them if necessary without redownloading large files. but in reality, if you made a program that could sense when a program has completed it's function (or goes idle) and then closes that program and launches the next program, you've done what i wanted. I'd be willing to donate whatever sounds fair. I'd also be willing to bet that the usenet community would be willing to donate a fair amount for this program. sometimes i download and verify lots of files and i have to babysit the computer. it's just time consuming. i realize i could write a dos .bat file (i think the wait command might work in this case?), but I'd have to re-write it for every par2 file and i could not have spaces in the pathnames like winxp lets me create without getting errors. if no one wants to try this, then point me in some direction to go to accomplish this task. I'm open to any suggestion.