shell an exe

I have several programs zipped into a self  extracting exe format  [ done in winzip [win 3.1]16bit ] called "xyz.exe"
What coding do I use [ in vb5 ] for a command button to unpack this file. I use the following code

dim retval
retval = shell("c:/test/xyz.exe", 1)
Nothing happens
is the 16 vs 32 bit the problem?.
hjaycoxAsked:
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topolConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Nothing happens because you don't specify the directory where to unzip. Probably, you can do it passing arguments in a command line.
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