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How To Open Two Programs With One Icon?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Capnbob, Apr 13, 2004.

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    the reason why it wouldn't work is more along the lines that it is using dos-based names for folders and files, which Win2k and XP do not utilise. They aren't limited to using the 8.3 format.

    You should be able to do it using the full path of the program

    @ECHO OFF
    Start %SystemRoot%\System32\calc.exe
    Start %SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe
    exit

    saved as test.bat on my desktop will create a file that will open Notepad and Calculator when double-clicked

    simply change the %systemroot and other path details to the path you want.

    Easiest way to find the path is to right-click the icon you normally use to start the program and select Properties. Copy the target path.
     
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