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Windows 7: Dir CMD not reading as it did

23 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7
Dir CMD not reading as it did

Hey there,
Im having problems running a programically generated BAT file that used to work fine on the VISTA platform. The command I am running is:
"Dir E:\VB Project\SearchForFiles /S/B | FindStr /L/I /C:"form" > D:\Search.Txt"
(NB Below)

This as I say worked fine under VISTA.
Under WINDOWS 7 I get the following error:
"The system cannot find the file specified.
FINDSTR: // ignored"

If I run the command: "Dir E: /S" I will get a complete listing for all files and directories as one would expect....including the directory VB Project
If I run the command "Dir E:\VB Project /S" I get the error (After the system thinks about it): "File not found"

I have attached a scren shot of the errors.

I am at a loss as to why it behaves this way.


NB The VB app generates the BAT file based on selected data from within a Miscrosoft Common Dialog control.

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23 Apr 2011   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Try using qoutes because of the spaces in the file name

Dir E:\"VB Project"
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23 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7

SIW2 > It seems to have resolved the problem. Thank you.
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23 Apr 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

You're welcome:)
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