I'm trying to run a .bat file which contains the below code

echo "Test"

It throws the following error

Windows cannot find 'c:\Users\test\Desktop\run.bat'.
Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

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The above user has all administrator rights.

But when I run this .bat as Run as Administrator it is executing properly. I tried running in new user account with admin privileges but still no luck.

I tried to modify regedit:


But .bat key doesn't exist there.

  • is your cmd.exe file within the system32 folder? – DarkEvE Oct 8 '14 at 10:25
  • What happens if you put the .bat file in another folder, say, c:\temp? – Berend Oct 8 '14 at 17:22
  • How are you (trying to) run it? Double-click in Windows Explorer? "Run" dialog box (Win+R)? From an interactive Command Prompt? – G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica' Oct 8 '14 at 22:02

check to see if the actual cmd.exe is within the system32 folder, if it is then try opening the file through the cmd itself.


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