1.    08 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 5
    win10 home 64bit

    App doesnt open through a batch file


    I have a desktop running with a few apps 24/7 feeding to a network, on the rare occasion it drops or restarts due to some update or power outage I thought I could write a simple batchfile just to restart everything automatically.

    Problem is 1 app refuses to start, the app itself is in c:\program files (x86)\ and that seems to be the issue. Error message I get is "cannot find c:\program"

    path for the app is...

    C:\Program Files (x86)\COAA\PlanePlotter\PlanePlotter.exe

    the other 2 apps open fine (but they are not pathed to (x86). am I going daft or missed something simple?

    any help welcome....
    (Win 10 64 bit all updted)

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  2.    08 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    you have to put quote " " around the path cmd in your .bat fie..

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\COAA\PlanePlotter\PlanePlotter.exe"

    you can not have spaces in cmd wording without using quotes ( the path halts at the first space ) thus ( C:\Program )
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  3.    08 Dec 2015 #3

    Kyhi is 100% correct.

    ...but why not use Powershell... it's more dynamic - eg: env:ProgramFiles(x86) + whatever path...
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  4.    08 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    win10 home 64bit
    Thread Starter

    tyvm chaps i'll give it a go
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