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    Question how do I launch .lnk in riderunner? (please save me the headache)

    I really need someones help here! I am using Riderunner with the DFX 4.0 skin. I use a file transfer program that does everything I need by simply clicking a shortcut file (.lnk) on my desktop. the program runs briefly without even opening and it works perfectly just by clicking on the shortcut desktop icon.

    *I really need a way to either launch this .lnk file through the launch external applications, or better yet assign it to a button so that when i press a single button on the dfx main menu it will run the shortcut.*

    I have tried searching for a solution for a long time and feel like i am close to finding a solution, but because i am terrible with programming etc. I just cant get it to work properly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks a lot in advance!

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    That's simple:
    -Right click the .lnk file, click Properties.
    -Where it says "Target" copy the text in it (say it's "C:\mytarget\mytarget.exe")

    The targer is the "PATH" to the application you want to execute. You'll just have to edit/create any button in RR to execute the following command:
    "RUNQ;C:\mytarget\mytarget.exe" -- using the text you got from your link.

    To assign a button you'll basically have to find a button you don't use or an empty button and change the command on it to that command above. To use it in the launch screen, you'll have to follow this thread (where it talks about the launch screen): http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-f...cation-rr.html
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    Thanks a lot for the quick reply! but unfortunately it just isn't this easy

    The path that is located in the "target" of my .lnk shortcut looks like this;

    "C:\Program Files\2BrightSparks\SyncBack\SyncBack.exe" "test"

    Notice the space between the .exe and the test. Basically the "test" makes the program execute this data backup profile called test. When i click my .lnk shortcut the program automatically executes this profile and transfers my files. I also noticed that when i put the above target into windows run app it also executes the profile and transfers my files.

    However when I put that target after RUNQ; i get nothing. If i take off the "test" it will open the syncback program, but then i would have to manually select my "test" profile and then click run inside the program which is a pain.

    I really wish there was a way to just tell rr to "click" my .lnk shortcut or to run the command the way windows runs it.

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    Try something like:

    Code:
    "RUNQ;$quote$C:\Program Files\2BrightSparks\SyncBack\SyncBack.exe$quote$|$quote$test$quote$"
    I think that's how they're doing it now. However, reading another post from Guino, this might work:

    Code:
    "RUNQ;"C:\Program Files\2BrightSparks\SyncBack\SyncBack.exe"|"test""
    I can't remember if that's how you pass command parameters or not. I vaguely remember doing this for iGuidance's /nowarning parameter.
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    Thanks a lot Tidder!! I really appreciate the help.

    "RUNQ;"C:\Program Files\2BrightSparks\SyncBack\SyncBack.exe"|"test""
    This code did the trick and everything works perfectly now. I love this forum.

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    No prob. It's a really obscure way to add parameters to an exe. I really wish RR's documentation was better... perhaps even a wiki.

    Sure you can find the answer now SOMEWHERE on the forum... but it's hard to know where to even start looking.
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    is Y there is a help file being worked on
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    There was rumor of a help file long before RideRunner even existed. Why not set up a wiki that is accessable to everyone but still has the ability to be added to? A help file being worked on in private helps no one until it's done. Plus with a wiki you can still have control over content but the community can help keep it updated and make it better.
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    er um there is a RR wiki it been there for some time now! But you already knew that didn't ya...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
    er um there is a RR wiki it been there for some time now! But you already knew that didn't ya...
    Well it must not be easy to find. I searched for it before I posted about it...

    EDIT: Oh you mean the mp3car wiki? Haha, that's nothing more than a forum with wiki articles inside of it, hardly a good way to keep this stuff organized. The vaultwiki imo is a horrible horrible idea. It does not make it any easier to find anything. And there is a THREAD created for each RR wiki article? Erm... I guess it's better than nothing...

    Why not just a traditional wiki? They're not hard to set up, they are a breeze to update, they are easy to use and search.

    EDIT2: Ok, so I searched the wiki for RUNQ and came up empty...
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