In other words, does changing any elements in the path from blackbird version number and all that in the path (where it exists) to simply something like blackbird.ext affect the execution of the command?
What exactly do you mean here?
Are you renaming the executable to cater for multiple versions within the same folder?
If so, why?
Also in this process what is the 'repeat line command' at cmd system?
Cursor up/down to cycle through command history.
My bad. The error cited occurs during the initial Backup request which then says
Blackbird is nothing more than a very complicated command/batch file, (~461kB, 8344 lines), the FindStr errors you're seeing likely come the backup section which starts at around line 5559 and contains quite a number of FindStr commands. Without knowing precisely which lines are failing you have no way of knowing what is not being included in the backup so it's likely that you do not have a successful backup
Unless the developers of the program respond and fix it, then the only real backup you can do is an image of the OS before you apply Blackbird, (at the very
least a System Restore Point).
It also might pay to apply, (individually through command parameters), only those measures which pertain to Windows 7, (it's a good idea to mention your OS at the start, saves assumptions being made).
Something that may be more user-friendly is: Spybot Anti-Beacon
Download the portable version and run it to install it on a flash drive, then run the program (AntiBeaconLoaderPortable.exe).
It will scan the system and report exactly what it's found when you click on Blocked telemetry options
:Anyone using Blackbird?
Click on the *** areas to enable/disable what you want/don't want:Anyone using Blackbird?
You don't need to buy it to use the Standard Immunizers
but you do if there's something in the Plus Immunizers
you want to block.
I'm running Win 10, things that show blocked blocked were done by OOSU
(Win10 only):Anyone using Blackbird?
However, since it will tell you what choices you have, you can then search the internet for relevant info to block them if you want to keep to a free solution, (or pay €7.99 and use it to setup all your computers).
As I said, it may be a more user-friendly option than Blackbird's scattergun approach.