Windows 10: Not able to launch certain .exe files with created .bat shortcuts

  1. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
       07 Jun 2017 #1

    Not able to launch certain .exe files with created .bat shortcuts


    To be able to use custom tiles on the Start Menu, I make .bat files of .exe files to use them as shortcuts to launch the .exe files. I make the .bat file by opening Notepad, pasting the directory path of the .exe file in quotes, and then save it as a .bat file. This usually works perfectly for many .exe files in my case.

    However, there are 2 GOG games .exe files that simply don't launch when using a .bat file as a shortcut. One game (Spelunky) gives an error ("Error generating config file") and another one (Stardew Valley) simply doesn't launch when double-clicking its associated .bat file (it shows in the logs that it has crashed). Launching the games by double-clicking the .exe files works perfectly and I've double checked the directory paths that I've put in the .bat files.

    What could possibly be the cause of this?
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  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,561
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.285 and W10 Insider Build 18234
       08 Jun 2017 #2

    Try running the .bat files in "Run as Administrator" mode.
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  3. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1803
    Thread Starter
       08 Jun 2017 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    Try running the .bat files in "Run as Administrator" mode.
    This doesn't fix it unfortunately.
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