In the command line I can easily write start my.exe however when I do that in a bat file and execute it I get a cmd window called my.exe.

How do I start exe's and shortcuts from a bat file? The bat file must be nonblocking. I want to launch 4+ apps at once.


If you look at the help text with start /?, you will see that the first parameter is for the window title. You can use /b to not start a new window.

Therefore, what you want is...

start "" /b my.exe
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  • > the first parameter is for the window title …but it only applies if the parameter is in quotes (e.g., start "cool app.exe" won’t work); otherwise you can use just start calc.exe – Synetech Aug 4 '12 at 14:30
  • start "" "my.exe" seems to work as i want – user3109 Aug 4 '12 at 16:52

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