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

24 May 2011   #1
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Is there any "open all" option for right click?

I have several shortcuts of exe files in a folder and with right click - open all option (there is no option like that, I am looking for it) or I don't know with some type of macro, I want to open them at the same time. Is there any way to do this?

When I choose them all, and right click - open, just opens one at the moment.


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24 May 2011   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

CTRL+A then ENTER should open them all.
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25 May 2011   #3
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

No, for some reason, it is just opening only the first one.
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25 May 2011   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Do you always want to open the same programs?...
Would a batch file be ok to open them all?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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25 May 2011   #5
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yes, a batch file will be ok.
I don't know what a batch file is right now, but I am guessing it is something like a macro.
Anyway, any command or file will be ok.
All I want to do is open them all at the same time instead of double clicking them one by one.
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25 May 2011   #6
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I can create the script for you if you wish?
I would need the location of the short cuts (e.g. c:\users\JDobbsy1987\Shortcuts\)
And the name of the short cuts you have (maybe a screen shot)

Some people are a little hesitant about running a script made by someone (due to malicious software) if you feel this, i won't be offended, i can talk you through creating it

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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25 May 2011   #7
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well, all shortcuts are in a folder called "New Folder" on desktop right now.
So, if you can create a batch file for let's say for 4 shortcuts (Let's say shortcuts for 1.exe, 2.exe, 3.exe, 4.exe located in a folder named "New Folder" on desktop, (and I am guessing, I can open that batch file in notepad or another program), then I can change the batch file according to my needs.
(I can open that file in notepad, right? -Or in Visual Studio, doesn't matter).
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25 May 2011   #8
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You can create a batch file and edit it in notepad:

I put this together for someone at work
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You should then hopefully be able to just put the full path to the .exe's in the batch file

e.g.
Code:
c:\users\jdobbsy1987\desktop\msword.lnk
c:\users\jdobbsy1987\desktop\msexcel.lnk
Note
.lnk is for shortcuts

Regards,
JDobbsy1987


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25 May 2011   #9
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thank you so much!
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25 May 2011   #10
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The batch file should just run and close when finished, it shouldnt take too long.

if the batch file window stays open and some programs don't start just let us know and we will work on it
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