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Windows 7: net start command line issue - 64bit issue?

11 May 2011   #1

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net start command line issue - 64bit issue?

I am trying (in vain) to issue a net start command "net start - "C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\utorrent.exe", on the command line. The error message is "the filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect". I believe the 3 details are correct, as i am looking at the utorrent.exe file right now, which is sitting on that path. The only issue i can think of is that, since i am running win7 64bit, there nay be some sort of problem with the "(x86)" bit in the path name.

Any ideas?



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11 May 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Andy,

If you were just wanting to run the utorrent.exe file, then you would just need to use either command below to do so instead. The net start command is for services instead.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\utorrent.exe"


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11 May 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Why would you use command "net start"? It starts system services.

However, if you managed to create yourself utorrent as a system service you could substitute Program Files (x86) into same thing in dos version. So it would go like this:
At the end of this post I have explained how to use dos links if problem with spaces in names of folders occurs.

Or use quotation marks are Brink suggested.
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