Access to Program Files <x86> Drectory

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  1. I installed a 32 bit application that runs from the command line and it
    installed in Program Files <x86> Drectory. how do I access the directory to
    exicute the command?
    =?Utf-8?B?dG9iaWFsbA==?=, Feb 14, 2006
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    Rick Guest

    Click on <Start> then <Run> then <Browse> and find the directory and the
    file you want to execute. The exact same procedure you would in any
    version since Windows 95.

    tobiall wrote:
    > I installed a 32 bit application that runs from the command line and it
    > installed in Program Files <x86> Drectory. how do I access the directory to
    > exicute the command?
    Rick, Feb 14, 2006
    #2
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  3. The command needs to be executed from the command line. When you run in from
    <Start Run> all you get is a flash by CMD window. I tried to go to the
    C:\Program Files <x86> using cd but I get (The system cannot find the path
    specified) error.

    "Rick" wrote:

    > Click on <Start> then <Run> then <Browse> and find the directory and the
    > file you want to execute. The exact same procedure you would in any
    > version since Windows 95.
    >
    > tobiall wrote:
    > > I installed a 32 bit application that runs from the command line and it
    > > installed in Program Files <x86> Drectory. how do I access the directory to
    > > exicute the command?

    >
    =?Utf-8?B?dG9iaWFsbA==?=, Feb 14, 2006
    #3
  4. There's a registry hack that will add a "Open CMD Prompt here" to your right
    click menu, and I'll include that at the end of this. But you can always
    just open a command window and navigate to the directory. It's a nuisance
    when the directory name has spaces in it, but you have some choices to help.
    Wild cards are accepted, as long as they're not ambiguous, so, to get into
    the Program Files (x86) directory:
    Start->Run->Cmd gives you a command window.
    CD /d C:\*86* changes your working drive and directory to c:\Program
    Files (x86)

    From there, change into your applications directory.

    Now, for the registry hack. Copy the stuff between the lines to a .REG file
    and double click on it.

    ======================
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
    @="open"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Command_Prompt_Here]
    @="Command Prompt Here"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Command_Prompt_Here\command]
    @="cmd.exe /k cd \"%1\""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000022
    "ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000021

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
    65,00,20,00,2f,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,\
    00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec]
    @="[ExploreFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
    "NoActivateHandler"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\application]
    @="Folders"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\ifexec]
    @="[]"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\topic]
    @="AppProperties"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010
    "ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
    65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,\
    00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec]
    @="[ViewFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
    "NoActivateHandler"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\application]
    @="Folders"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\ifexec]
    @="[]"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]
    @="AppProperties"

    ======================

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64

    tobiall wrote:
    > The command needs to be executed from the command line. When you run in
    > from <Start Run> all you get is a flash by CMD window. I tried to go to
    > the C:\Program Files <x86> using cd but I get (The system cannot find the
    > path specified) error.
    >
    > "Rick" wrote:
    >
    >> Click on <Start> then <Run> then <Browse> and find the directory and the
    >> file you want to execute. The exact same procedure you would in any
    >> version since Windows 95.
    >>
    >> tobiall wrote:
    >>> I installed a 32 bit application that runs from the command line and it
    >>> installed in Program Files <x86> Drectory. how do I access the
    >>> directory to exicute the command?
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Feb 14, 2006
    #4
  5. Hi,
    try :
    cd "C:\Program Files (x86)"
    in quotes (? - i am german)
    regards
    jk
    Juergen Kluth, Feb 14, 2006
    #5
  6. Thanks this worked fine.

    "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:

    > There's a registry hack that will add a "Open CMD Prompt here" to your right
    > click menu, and I'll include that at the end of this. But you can always
    > just open a command window and navigate to the directory. It's a nuisance
    > when the directory name has spaces in it, but you have some choices to help.
    > Wild cards are accepted, as long as they're not ambiguous, so, to get into
    > the Program Files (x86) directory:
    > Start->Run->Cmd gives you a command window.
    > CD /d C:\*86* changes your working drive and directory to c:\Program
    > Files (x86)
    >
    > From there, change into your applications directory.
    >
    > Now, for the registry hack. Copy the stuff between the lines to a .REG file
    > and double click on it.
    >
    > ======================
    > Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
    > @="open"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Command_Prompt_Here]
    > @="Command Prompt Here"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Command_Prompt_Here\command]
    > @="cmd.exe /k cd \"%1\""
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]
    > "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000022
    > "ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000021
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
    > @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    > 00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
    > 65,00,20,00,2f,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,\
    > 00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec]
    > @="[ExploreFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
    > "NoActivateHandler"=""
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\application]
    > @="Folders"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\ifexec]
    > @="[]"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\topic]
    > @="AppProperties"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
    > "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010
    > "ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
    > @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    > 00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
    > 65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,\
    > 00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec]
    > @="[ViewFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
    > "NoActivateHandler"=""
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\application]
    > @="Folders"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\ifexec]
    > @="[]"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]
    > @="AppProperties"
    >
    > ======================
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >
    > tobiall wrote:
    > > The command needs to be executed from the command line. When you run in
    > > from <Start Run> all you get is a flash by CMD window. I tried to go to
    > > the C:\Program Files <x86> using cd but I get (The system cannot find the
    > > path specified) error.
    > >
    > > "Rick" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Click on <Start> then <Run> then <Browse> and find the directory and the
    > >> file you want to execute. The exact same procedure you would in any
    > >> version since Windows 95.
    > >>
    > >> tobiall wrote:
    > >>> I installed a 32 bit application that runs from the command line and it
    > >>> installed in Program Files <x86> Drectory. how do I access the
    > >>> directory to exicute the command?

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?dG9iaWFsbA==?=, Feb 14, 2006
    #6
  7. Thank you this worked fine also. I spent 4 nice years in Mienz.

    "Juergen Kluth" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > try :
    > cd "C:\Program Files (x86)"
    > in quotes (? - i am german)
    > regards
    > jk
    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?dG9iaWFsbA==?=, Feb 14, 2006
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