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I am having trouble opening a .bat file in a VBA Excel Macro

Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I am using the following code to open a .bat file in a Excel VBA macro.

Sub OpenFile()

Dim RetVal
RetVal = Shell("C:\MyMonitor\Monitor\startMonitorLinux.bat", 1)
End Sub

The code opens the command window but I get a path not recognized error. If I go to the file directly and double click it the file opens without a problem. Please help

FYI I am still learning VB so please keep any responses in laymens terms

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