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hi folks,

i've been digging in the forums but found no solution for this...

how can i make autoit open a file (a .gif file in my case) with the program that windows sets as the default associated program for this file type?

i already tried _RunDos("start " & $myfile) and different Run commands without success...

thanks a lot for your help!


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Try using _RunDos this way:

_RunDos('start "' & $myfile & '"')

If you had spaces in the filename, it would fail the way you had it. I personally prefer ShellExecute(), a simple WinAPI call, to running a separate process to simply send a command to open something.

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