troubleshooting Question

Specifying wscript Command as a Context Menu Command with Environment Variable

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Microsoft DOSShell ScriptingWindows 7
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I am trying to specify a wscript command as a context menu item. I am having trouble using an environment variable in the command.

What I have:

wscript.exe "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Scripts\Script.vbs" "%1"

Produces this error from wscript:

"Can not find the script file "C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Scripts\USERPROFILE\Documents\Scripts\Script.vbs"

WTF? This substitution makes no sense.

If I run the same command in DOS (with the %1 already substituted,) it works just peachy.

Any ideas?

Kevin
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