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I need to be able to issue a command line which has a folder in parentheses as


attrib +s +h "absolute folder to hide"

 I've read through many posts here but nothing quite hacks how to use a variable as the folder in parentheses.

I've tried


Local $dosattrib = "attrib +s +h " & ""$hidFolder""  ; $hidFolder built up from decrypted encrypted C:\Hidden Folder which I do not want visible when compiled version is reverse engineered

 which errors with excess parentheses but in single "" it doesn't work.

There seems to be a relatively complicated method to make it work but surely there's a simple way?



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Thanks, jL. I clearly do not recognise the difference between ".." and '..'

I'd assumed, up to now, they both achieved the same function.

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