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Windows 7: How to code a bat file to restart explorer and 2 programs

22 May 2012   #1
Judgment

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
How to code a bat file to restart explorer and 2 programs

I am trying to write this program in notepad.exe.



What am I doing wrong? The code stops after explorer.exe is restarted. I know this because the command prompt does not show the echo "-explorer restarted". When I look at the command prompt, the cursor seems to be on the next line, but without the normal C:\Users\JohnSmith> in front of it (there is nothing in front of the cursor).

Also, if I include the command "exit" at the end of my .bat file, it doesn't seem to work. Even though if I type in exit into command prompt, the window closes.

Please help.


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22 May 2012   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Start Command

I think that you may need to use the "start" command.

Try these links:
Batch Files - Start Multiple Programs At Once
http://www.watchingthenet.com/window...s-at-once.html

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22 May 2012   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You need to use the Start command, without it the bat file processes lines serially so it will wait until the explorer.exe command has "completed" before executing the next line.
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