How do I open a folder using batch file [Solved/Closed]

- - Latest reply:  naeem - Dec 6, 2017 at 04:18 AM

Iam trying to open a folder in a particular drive. How do I create a batch file for opening any particular folder?

Any kind of help is appreciated.

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approved by Jean-François Pillou on Nov 29, 2018
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You can do it this way :

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe "folder path"

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thanks it worked perfectly
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Do this using notepad, save as: anything.BAT

If you wanted to open documents do:

START C:\Users\Daniel\Documents

Hope I've helped. :)
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%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe "folder path"

folder path is the path you wish to open
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%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe "folder path"

just type the folder path between the quotations
\> explorer \\ip
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hey buddy,

just check out the link below this is what you are in search of : 16973 open a file with spaces from batch file
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" start \\sertver\folder\file.doc "
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You can create a batch file like
explorer "folder path"
(quotes are not necessary for paths without spaces).
Then you can convert your batch file to exe. There is a number of software for it. For example, you can use Dr.Batcher (
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in dos there is cmd for opening any file or folder
start <pgmname>
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