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Cannot get WshShell.run to work on Windows7 64-bit OS

Posted on 2014-10-08
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The following code works fine on Windows 7  32-bit computer but does not work on W7 64-bit box. Nothing happens when I click on the winres.exe icon.

sub resume1_onclick()

          Dim WshSHell
          Set WshShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
          WshSHell.run "Winres.exe",1,false
                     
       end sub
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Question by:megnin
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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did you install the  .NET Framework SDK  (it is part of the full sdk)
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by:RobSampson
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My guess is the system doesn't know where to find the exe. Try specifying a full path and if that works make the script determine where it should find it based on the bitness.

Rob.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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Save this as a .vbs file and double click it:

          Dim WshSHell
          Set WshShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
          WshSHell.run "Notepad.exe",1,false

Is notepad launched? If so: change Winres.exe to: c:\somepath\Winres.exe

Your Winres.exe is not in the PATH - that's why it is not starting.
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by:megnin
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Thank you so much, Gerwin.  Sorry for the late reply.  I was out sick.  There was a *.lnk file pointing to an executable in a different path.  Thank!
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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No problem at all :)
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