Why cant I run cmd.exe from launch application action?

command-prompt
command-line

#1

When I use the application action to launch the command prompt the recording runs, finishes with green ticks but the command prompt window doesnt open. I put as executable:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

When I run the cmd.exe via keystrokes (type win-r/type cmd.exe/keystroke ENTER) it works fine.

I would like to use the launch application action for this because its faster. Is it possible?


#2

Hi Tim,

Yes, this is expected behavior of the program.
cmd.exe cannot be executed via Launch application action, only by Win + R.


#3

Thanks Alesia
Too bad. Do you know why this is the expected behaviour? Any other program can be run with launch application except for cmd.exe?