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troubleshooting Question

Help running batchfile from network share with spaces in path

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jspade_69 asked on
Windows Batch
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I have a batch file that runs from a network share....as long as the network share path doesn't have a space then the %~d0%~p0 function works beautifully.
Network path example Example:

\\servername\applicationfolder\Office\

But if the paths has a space, then the function doesn't work:

Network path example 2:

\\servername\application folder\Office\

If I wrap the %~d0%~p0 in quotes like so - "%~d0%~p0" then it see the path, but I have a start /wait command before the exe and it's screws that up and the exe doesn't run it just opens up a second command window.

Example:

Start /wait "%~d0%~p0"

It will run without the start /wait but I need to have that to run other things in the batch file after the exe finishes.... can any one help?

Thanks
OfficeCleanInstall.txt