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How to launch a windows prog from java

 
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HI,
I'm developing a desktop search directory[in java] where in i want the file names that a present to act as a link which can open a "windows explorer" program.Also it should open it with displaying the folder containg that file.
Can anyone please tell how to do this in java.

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Mehul
 
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YOu can use Runtime.exec to start external programs. The JavaIntermediateFaq links to an article explaining some of the problems to avoid with this approach.

How to have it open a particular directory depends on what command-line parameters it accepts; you'll have to investigate those.
 
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