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Windows 7: Is there any "open all" option for right click?

25 May 2011   #11
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I guess I know why all the programs are not running.
It is waiting for the first program to close.
I wrote the batch file.
It only opened 1.exe.
I closed that program and it opened 2.exe automatically.
I closed 2.exe and it opened 3.exe automatically, and so on.
Any way to work around this?


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25 May 2011   #12
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Try writing the word 'start' before each line...

Code:
start c:\users\jdobbsy1987\desktop\msword.lnk
start c:\users\jdobbsy1987\desktop\msexcel.lnk
Does that help?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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25 May 2011   #13
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

No, it is just opening a cmd screen for each "start" command.
And by the way, the shortcut commands didn't work, so I had to write

"c:\program files\folder name\app name.exe"
"c:\program files\folder name 2\app name 2.exe"

But as I said, that way, it is waiting for the first program to close to run the second program.
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25 May 2011   #14
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What programs are they?

I have tested on a few different programs and where the cmd windows stays open the 'Start' command fix's that issue.
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25 May 2011   #15
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Some sound and video editors.
The bat file is on the desktop and when I write start at the beginning, it is just opening cmd windows with "c:\users\imayneed\desktop" at the beginning.
I changed it back to shortcuts again, because I found the mistake. I typed ink isntead of lnk. I changed to lnk, but same thing, it is waiting for the first program to close.
And start command just opening cmd windows.
The thing is I had to use quotes like "c:\......" because my filenames has spaces in it. Do I need those quotes or not? Or should I change the shortcut names to one word so there won't be any spaces?
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25 May 2011   #16
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Got it.
After I changed the shortcut names to one word, remove the quotes and put start in the beginning, it did work.
Thank you so much.
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25 May 2011   #17
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry, you do need quotation marks around the line if you have a space in the path.
e.g.
Code:
"c:\users\jdobbsy1987\Short Cuts\test.lnk"
or
Code:
start "c:\users\jdobbsy1987\Short Cuts\test.lnk"
With start at the beginning and .LNK and quotation marks around the string are you still facing this issue (just so i know where we are up to )

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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25 May 2011   #18
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed View Post
Got it.
After I changed the shortcut names to one word, remove the qoutes and put start in the beginning, it did work.
Thank you so much.
I'm glad you got it working, strange that you needed to remove the space, quotation marks normally do the trick but you got it working which is the important thing
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25 May 2011   #19
swarfendor437

Windows 7 Professional (upgrade) 32-bit
 
 

If you want to open multiple instances of documents as opposed to executables, PowerDesk works fine - using 7 on XP believe it is up to version 8 now (I have the free one (7 on XP) from Avanquest)
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25 May 2011   #20
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks. I will check it out.
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