.BAT files via Start Menu fail to maintain working DIR in Win7 RRS feed

  • Question

  •   Unlike NT and Vista, in Win7, dragging a .BAT file to the Start button no longer works. In fact,

    the screen flashes by so fast I can't even read the error w/o a PAUSE after the .exe file.

    When I do so, basically, the DIR is not where it came from, but is System32 !!!

    When I double-click the .BAT file in Explorer, it works fine.

    When I copy a Shortcut to my Startup DIR and re-boot, it works fine.

    The only way around this was to insert CD statements B 4 the .exe; now it works with the Start button as well.

    Why is this now necessary in Win7? In fact, via the General tab, there is no "start in'.


    fails: ===>

    'openwait.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    now works: ===>

    C:\windows\system32>cd \

    C:\>cd DAD

    C:\DAD>cd TOOLS



    ?             (O/P from my program)


    Sunday, May 29, 2011 1:27 AM

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  •   After 3 weeks with ZERO response, it's obvious that Microsoft doesn't care about their faulty code.

    I guess I'm not surprised. Lousy product, even worse support!

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:56 AM
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