I'll try to respond to each item in your message. Easy one first--there is a space between mailbox.bdb and C:\. I was using DOS' xcopy, but switched to Windows xcopy. I cannot use "copy" as windows does not recognize the command. I tried shortening ProgramData, but no better success--Windows seems to think that quotes around ProgramData is okay.
I've about given up on using a batch file. I made a shortcut to the location of mailbox.bdb, then I just copy and past it to the desktop, Not as automatic as I was trying--too bad Windows doesn't offer a method to write short programs like the BAT.
I really appreciate your interest and help!!!!!! Thanks a bunch, Uncle Dewey