I have made a shortcut that opens cmd at a specific directroy

How can I add a program to execute at the end of this statement?

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k cd  "C:\Program Files\App" 

I have tried:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k cd  "C:\Program Files\App" "C:\Program Files\App\app.exe"

But it doesnt work

  • C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k "ping -t" As an example, adding this in the target field of the shortcut would launch ping on clicking the shortcut.
    – Martin
    Aug 15 '14 at 4:42
cmd /k "command1 && command2"

Also take a look at the Microsoft documentation for the command interpreter.

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k cd  "C:\Program Files\App" & app

Since you're already in the directory there's no point in repeating it, so I just shortened your path to app. Anyways, use & to run multiple commands.

  • damn, thanks lol, I just tried && start "xxxx", didnt work, hopefully this will :)
    – James
    Jun 5 '11 at 22:33
  • @James: I've also edited, you can just use & app instead of the full path if you want.
    – Ry-
    Jun 5 '11 at 22:33

I would suggest you have cmd.exe run a script with the commands/programs you want. If it needs to be dynamic, you can make the directory name and the command to run parameters to the script.

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