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In MS-DOS 5.0 and Shell, it is possible for the startup directory option to be ignored when a program item is started from the Active Task List.
The startup directory option will be ignored in the following two situations:
To work around this limitation, write a batch file for the application that first changes to the desired startup directory before starting. Then create a program item for the batch file, not the executable. (Note: In this case, the startup directory option is now unnecessary.)
ExampleTo make a batch file to run Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, do the following:
Article ID: 78670 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
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