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How do I start a .lnk

I have two programs, Program1 and Program2.
For end-users, they will be located in the same folder, but during development, they will not.

As a convinience for me and other developers, a link to Program2.exe could be located in the Program1.exe folder.

Program2 is started this way:
  std::string path = pathOfProgram1 + "\\Program2.exe";
  res = ShellExecute(0, 0, path.c_str(), "", 0, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
  if (res <= 32) {
    // Some error - try to start a link
    // This did not work: path += ".lnk"
    //                            res = ShellExecute(0, 0, path.c_str(), "", 0, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
  }
}

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hustch
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hustch
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jkrCommented:
Try to

ShellExecute ( NULL, "open", "c:\\somepath\\prog2.lnk", NULL, NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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hustchAuthor Commented:
Funny, jkr's suggestion was actually what didn't work, because it caused a AV in CmdLineExt03.dll.
When trying to find the cause (the VC++ output window suggested it was some utility I use), I rebooted to make some setting take effect, and after that, I couldn't reproduce the problem.

The really funny part (using a very broad definition of funny) was that the line I originally said didn't work, actually did work, so much for trying to psot questions from memory.

Anyway thanks for putting me back on the right track.
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