I've an interesting issue; I added nircmd.exe to my directory by running it as administrator and going through the prompts, and confirmed it was in the directory by looking in C:\Windows. Yet whenever I try to call nircmd.exe from command line, I am greeted by the same prompt that I encountered prior to adding nircmd.exe to the directory.

I am at a loss on what to do now, as this seems contrary to how nircmd.exe is supposed to function when placed in the directory.

  • What prompts are you talking about? – LPChip Nov 18 '17 at 23:40
  • @LPChip "If you copy NirCmd utility into your Windows directory, you'll be able to use NirCmd without specifying the full path of nircmd.exe; Do you want to copy NirCmd into your Windows Directory? Yes / No" answered with 'Yes' while running program as Administrator. – Portali5t Nov 19 '17 at 0:41
  • Hmm. I can repro that on Windows 7 ... – DavidPostill Nov 19 '17 at 20:48

This seems contrary to how nircmd is supposed to function

It is not really contrary.

  • Running nircmd by itself (any number of times) will produce this behaviour (which will do the initial setup).

    This allows you to set up a newer version of nircmd when one becomes available. There are occasional bug fixes and new commands get added as well.

  • However, nircmd is intended to be normally used with additional arguments.

    When you call it with those additional arguments it behaves as expected (it doesn't ask you to do the copy again).

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