How can I run an application with arguments from Windows Explorer?

If you are an IT administrator who needs to run an application with arguments from Windows Explorer, then this article is for you.

The Windows operating system includes a feature called command line arguments, which allow you to pass information to an application when you launch it. These arguments can be used to set certain options, or pass data to the application. This can be a very powerful tool for administrators who need to run applications with specific parameters.

The first step to running an application with arguments from Windows Explorer is to open the application's folder in Windows Explorer. Once you have done this, you need to locate the application's executable file. This is usually located in the application's root folder.

Once you have located the executable file, you can right-click on it and select the \Properties\ option. This will open a window with several tabs. You will need to switch to the \Shortcut\ tab.

On the Shortcut tab, you will find a field labelled \Target\. This is where you will enter the command line arguments. To do this, you need to enter the full path to the executable file, followed by the arguments you wish to pass to the application. For example, if you were running the application \MyApp.exe\ with the argument \--configure\, you would enter the following in the Target field:

\C:\\Program Files\\MyApp\\MyApp.exe\ --configure

Once you have entered the command line arguments, click the \OK\ button to save the changes. Now, when you double-click the executable file, it will launch the application with the arguments you have specified.

It is important to note that not all applications support command line arguments. If an application does not support command line arguments, then the arguments you enter will be ignored. Additionally, some applications may require you to enter the arguments in a specific format. If you are unsure about how to format your arguments, you should consult the application's documentation.

In summary, running an application with arguments from Windows Explorer is a relatively simple process. All you need to do is locate the application's executable file, open its properties, and enter the command line arguments in the \Target\ field. Of course, it is important to remember that not all applications support command line arguments, and that some applications may require arguments to be entered in a specific format.

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