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Philp
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named instance

Post by Philp » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:35 pm

Using CMD I created a new instance of everything called everything -instance "pictures"..I can't figure out how to run it other than with the run utility.How do I get an icon for this new instance on my desktop so I just click it to run. I tried renaming the file but that doesn't work because a dash and quotes are not allowed in a file name. Obviously you can see I am a beginner but any help would be appreciated.

philp

therube
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Re: named instance

Post by therube » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:53 pm

Make a copy of your existing desktop shortcut
Rename that copy to "Everything - Pictures" (or whatever you want)
Right-click the icon, change its' Properties -> Target: to something like:

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C:\Programfiles\Everything.exe  -instance pictures

Philp
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Re: named instance

Post by Philp » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:42 am

Doesn't work. There is no file named everything -pictures in the "program files\everything" folder

therube
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Re: named instance

Post by therube » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:40 pm

No, there wouldn't be.
I was talking about your desktop shortcut & making a copy of that.
"Pictures" (seemingly) is what you want your named instance named as.

Philp
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Re: named instance

Post by Philp » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:17 pm

I cut and pasted from your initial response. On the copied short cut I renamed it "Everything -pictures" . It won't let me do that because Quote marks are not allowed in a file name. If I omit the quotes and rename it Everything -pictures that is ok. Then when I go to properties and enter c:\program files\everything\everything.exe -instance pictures I get the error that the name in the target box is not valid.
I guess I don't understand how this works. There must be an exe file someplace named everything.exe -pictures but I can't find it.

philp

froggie
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Re: named instance

Post by froggie » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:27 pm

you have to use quotes for the target:

"c:\program files\everything\everything.exe -instance pictures"

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 everything.exe
is the program name

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 -instance pictures 
is a parameter that is passed to the program

Philp
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Re: named instance

Post by Philp » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:29 pm

I cut and pasted your info for target and still get the error that the file name is not valid. That seems to make sense since the file everything.exe -pictures does not exist.

horst.epp
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Re: named instance

Post by horst.epp » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:37 pm

Philp wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:29 pm
I cut and pasted your info for target and still get the error that the file name is not valid. That seems to make sense since the file everything.exe -pictures does not exist.
Create a link (lnk) to Everything.exe and then add the parameters in the properties of this link.
The path to Everything.exe can be in "" in this case.

Philp
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Re: named instance

Post by Philp » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:15 pm

I have tried that and stil get the same error. See attachment.
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Philp
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Re: named instance

Post by Philp » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:19 pm

I have tried that and stil get the same error. See attachment.
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froggie
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Re: named instance

Post by froggie » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:35 pm

(deleted as erroneous, too hot for brain to work)

thanks, therube
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therube
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Re: named instance

Post by therube » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:20 pm

You have the correct syntax.
The error message is saying that there is no Everything,exe in the c:\Program Files\everything directory
No.
The error message is saying there is no, "c:\program files\everything\everything.exe -instance pictures".

In the shortcut, the path+exe name can be in quotes (needs to be if there is a space in there), but the options/parameters are outside the quotes.

So:

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"c:\program files\everything\everything.exe"  -instance  pictures

(Earlier today my brother was running:

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C:\sdelete64-c  E:
rather then

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C:\sdelete64  -c  E:
It didn't work [his way] ;-).)

Philp
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Re: named instance

Post by Philp » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:37 pm

OK your last post to put the -instance Pictures outside the quotes worked. I originally thought there needed to be a separate everything.exe for each instance but I guess that is not the case.

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