If you like your users to manually choose a directory in you filesystem but do not want them to type in the complete name of it, just use following script.
@echo off setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion set i=0 set c=0
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir C:temp /AD /b') do ( set /a i+=1 set dir!i!=%%a if !i! leq 9 (echo [ !i!] %%a) if !i! gtr 9 (echo [!i!] %%a) ) :choose set /p choice="Please choose: " if !dir%choice%! equ ^!dir^%choice^%^! echo Your choice !dir%choice%! was not found. &goto choose echo Your choice was !dir%choice%! pause>nulIf the users executes the script there is a list of all directories created. If the user chooses a directory and before this very directory was delete the value of !dir%choice%! will be exactly the name of the value. This is why i catched this exception. Not a very common case but you could never know! 🙂 This works up to 99 directories (no directories not tested) otherwise the menu choice would not look that fine.