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Run fails on txt or chm files

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Why does this fail unless I include "notepad.exe"?

FAILS:

Run("C:\WINDOWS\system32\Help.txt", @SystemDir)

FAILS:

Run(@SystemDir & "\Help.txt", @SystemDir)

SUCCEEDS:

Run("notepad.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\Help.txt", @SystemDir)

SUCCEEDS:

Run("notepad.exe" & @SystemDir & "\Help.txt", @SystemDir)

Same thing with CHM files. I wouldn't mind if I knew what to use in place of "notepad.exe" when trying to run a chm file instead of a txt file.

My real concern is running the chm files. The txt files were just for testing.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

-Steve

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i think you can attempt to run any file by typing this

Run ( "run " & file-to-run )

edit: i was wrong, its

Run ( @ComSpec & " /c start " & file-to-run )

example:

Run ( @ComSpec & " /c start http://www.autoitscript.com", "", @SW_HIDE )

Edited by Xenogis

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To answer you original question (why): http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/faq.htm#6

Alternative to Xenogis' answer and what goes in place of notepad.exe:

Run('hh.exe "C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\AutoIt.chm"')

Edited by CyberSlug

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