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Where is "Run..." kept

Posted on 2007-03-21
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Hi

Where is the file that opens the "Run..." prompt kept on my C: drive?

My company security has hidden "Run..." from our start menu.  I'm guessing its in c:windows\system32 somewhere but I have no idea what it is called.

Thanks

nutnut
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by:sirbounty
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First of all - if your company has hidden it, there's a reason, and we can't help you crack through that.  

Secondly, it's not an external command that you can find...
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by:nutnut
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Hi sirbounty,

Assuming I'm on a PC that is NOT a company pc, where would I find the exe file to launch "Run..."
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What do you mean by 'run'?
There is no 'run' command per se...if you're trying to launch a file, then use start (which is still not external command)

Start myapp.exe (from a command line).

If you're talking about the run menu item off the start button, there's no way to trigger that from a command.  You can try <windows-logo-key> + R to get at it...
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by:nutnut
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I meant the "Run..." prompt that appears on the Start menu (or not in my case!)

I have used cmd.exe instead.

Thanks for your help anyway

nutnut
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by:sirbounty
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What is it you're trying to run?
Just curious...
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by:nutnut
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A .exe application I have developed.  It is a background server process that if launched from a Run prompt with "setup" as a parameter i.e myapp.exe setup it shows a settings form.

Comapny red tape disallows "Run..." prompt and command prompt but used cmd.exe from system32 dir to duck under the tape!!!
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by:sirbounty
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Guess your system admin needs some more training...lol

Your other option may be to write a small batch file...

@myapp.exe setup
or
@start "" myapp.exe setup

then you can double-click it as opposed to navigating to the system32 folder...

Thanx for the grade! :^)
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