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Topic # 58057 5-Mar-2010 15:32
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I am trying to open a file from a batch file but i am having some trouble.

I can open a file if the file path name doesn't have any spaces in it but it does. So what i tried was putting quotes around the path but then that just opened another comand prompt.

Example:
I tried:
start C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.exe
didn't work because of the spaces

start "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.exe"
opened another comand prompt

Any ideas on what to do.

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  Reply # 304835 5-Mar-2010 16:09
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Try start "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11" WINWORD.exe



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  Reply # 304882 5-Mar-2010 19:11
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Cheers. That worked. I am now trying to open a setup file. But it wont work

I tried start "C:\Basic Installs" VLC.exe
but that didn't work.

I have the VLC.exe setup file in C:\Basic Installs directory.

any ideas on that?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 305077 6-Mar-2010 21:02
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imanewbe: Cheers. That worked. I am now trying to open a setup file. But it wont work

I tried start "C:\Basic Installs" VLC.exe
but that didn't work.

I have the VLC.exe setup file in C:\Basic Installs directory.

any ideas on that?


Try start /D"C:\Basic Installs" VLC.exe

The /D sets the starting directory.




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  Reply # 305245 7-Mar-2010 18:56
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Try start /D"C:\Basic Installs" VLC.exe

The /D sets the starting directory.

Sweet. I tried that and it worked, kind of. It works when i write
start /D"C:\Basic Installs" VLC.exe

but not when i write
start /D"C:\Basic Installs" "VLC.exe"

This just opens up another comand prompt.

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