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launching a ural in multiple web browsers simultaneously

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Hi experts,

I'm trying to create a batch file that when I double click on it, it opens a url in mulitple web browsers at the same time.

So my batch file is called mytest.bat

This is my code.

set /p url= [https://www.bing.com]

if exist "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" start "" "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %url%&
if exist "C:\Program Files%(x86)\Mozilla%Firefox\firefox.exe" start "" "C:\Program Files%(x86)\Mozilla%Firefox\firefox.exe" %url%&
if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera\opera.exe" start "" "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera\opera.exe" %url%&
if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Safari\Safari.exe" start "" "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Safari\Safari.exe" %url%&
if exist "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" start "" "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" %url%&

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But something is not correct.

What I'm a doing wrong? or is there a better way to do the same thing?
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You almost had it

set url=www.google.com

if exist "C:\Program Files%(x86)\Mozilla%Firefox\firefox.exe" start "" "C:\Program Files%(x86)\Mozilla%Firefox\firefox.exe " %url%
if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera\opera.exe" start "" "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera\opera.exe " %url%
if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Safari\Safari.exe" start "" "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Safari\Safari.exe " %url%
if exist "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" start "" "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe " %url%
if exist "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" start "" "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe " %url%

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I added a space at the end of each program, and removed the square brackets from the url. In my testing I didn't need the http:// either. The & at the end of each line is also not required.
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