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macca111

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Hi,

I work in an environment that has at any one time about 10-12 applications open. I am looking for a way to have these automatically opened by pressing an icon on the main desktop.
Someone suggested a .bat file (USING NOTEPAD) which I tried using each of the full addresses then the file name followed by .exe, however they don't open still when I double click on it.

For example:
my file is called runme.bat. The file is:

c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE

but is doens't activate the program.

Any help would be appreciated
 
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try the same batch file but put quotes around any path with spaces in it
e.g. "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE"
 

macca111

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I have the following in a batch file:

c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

When run, Excel opens, yet the black DOS window appears to hang and Firefox doesn't open.

Thanks
 
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