I was following this thread Is there a Win7 shortcut to position mouse in center of primary screen?

Following the suggestion of the guy with 12 upvotes, I created a shortcut with the target file being

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned "C:\Program Files\My Scripts\CenterCursor"

It just wouldn't work, unless the target file doesn't have any spaces inside the double quote

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned "C:\Users\TOSHIBA\Desktop\CenterCursor"

It's just a minor issue but is there any way to fix this?


This worked for me:

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned C:\Program Files\My` Scripts\CenterCursor

Note that you will need a ` after each word (before the space) and you don't need the outer ".


  • I spent ages trying to find a solution until I came across your answer. It worked perfectly. – connectedsoftware Oct 18 '16 at 9:01
  • Check out my answer for a more general case. – machetazo Nov 26 '18 at 18:33

In a more general case, you can use the following syntax to run any PowerShell script with space in the path:

&("C:\any path with spaces in it\")

In your case, that would be:

&("C:\Program Files\My Scripts\CenterCursor")

Edit: this only works if you are using windows powershell


  • You don't need the parentheses. – js2010 Oct 26 '19 at 6:07

You might be able to cheat by using the short name.

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned "C:\Progra~1\MyScri~1\CenterCursor"

I guessed your short names based on likelihood, but you can find the real ones using methods from this question like dir /x.


Try using the single quotes instead of double quotes, it might help.

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    Welcome to Super User! Your answer could be improved by explaining how adding double-quotes helps, and perhaps providing an example line of code. – I say Reinstate Monica Mar 4 '15 at 2:56

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