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[RESOLVED]How do I "Run" a shortcut?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I have a shortcut that I have to "execute"... can't just go run the .exe file... need to use this silly shortcut

But the following:

Run("C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\Humana\RateCalculator8", "")

produces: Unable to execute the external program.

Any suggestions?

Edited by everseeker

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Does Shellexecute work?


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Does Shellexecute work?

hmmm.... I shall investigate...


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

You could also try "Start.exe"

edit: A workaround maybe required. Start doesn't work right on links if it's not running from the same dir.

My workaround is cd to the dir first then use start to run the link.

Still trying to code it in auto it.

See post below.

Edited by spudw2k

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Run("C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\Humana\RateCalculator8.lnk", "") <--you forgot the .lnk

sorry spud i can see you included it within your code, just thought i would highlight this..

Edited by jben

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

This do?

Run(@comspec & " /c cd " & chr(34) & "C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\Humana\" & chr(34) & " && start " & "RateCalculator8.lnk")
Edited by spudw2k

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

hmmm.... I shall investigate...

nope...

A little more info...

this is a "Clickonce" installation... the file in question carries an extension of .appref-ms

pop that into Google to see what my problem is....

So far, I have tried:

; Launch Rate Calc
 ;Run("C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\Humana\RateCalculator8", "")
 ;Run("C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\Humana\RateCalculator8.appref-ms", "")
 ;Run(FileOpenDialog("Launch Rate Calculator", "C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\", "All(*.*)", 1, "RateCalculator8*"))
 ;ShellExecute("RateCalculator8", "", "C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\", "[email=""]", "@SW_MAXIMIZE[/email]")
 ShellExecute("RateCalculator8.appref-ms", "", "C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\", "[email=""]", "@SW_MAXIMIZE[/email]")

No joy for any of the above....

Edit - Trying Spud with .appref-ms mod

Edited by everseeker

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Edit - Trying Spud with .appref-ms mod

OOhhhh a Gold star to the Potato in the back row!!!

That worked!

(or rather:)

Run(@comspec & " /c cd " & chr(34) & "C:\Documents and Settings\pbm0869\Start Menu\Programs\Humana\" & chr(34) & " && start " & "RateCalculator8.appref-ms")

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