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Run Function help

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Hi

im trying to run a external file but isnt working

i try:

Run("D:\Autoit\inf.txt")

but nothing happens, the txt is in the right folder

thanks.

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Uhh, try using ShellExecute(). I'm using that function whenever I can't get a file to run... Though I don't completely understand the difference between the two (i.e., shellexecute and run).

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Uhh, try using ShellExecute(). I'm using that function whenever I can't get a file to run... Though I don't completely understand the difference between the two (i.e., shellexecute and run).

it works!

thanks a lot!

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Uhh, try using ShellExecute(). I'm using that function whenever I can't get a file to run... Though I don't completely understand the difference between the two (i.e., shellexecute and run).

Run is best when starting an executable, such as a .exe or .com Windows program. ShellExecute is used when you don't know what is being used to open a certain, non-executable, file type, such as a .txt or .log. ShellExecute will perform the default Open action on the file by it's extension if possible. It will also run executable programs just like Run will but with less information going back to the script calling it.

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