Subject Re: unable to execute dos
From Andy Taylor <>
Date Mon, 26 Sep 2022 21:51:52 +0100
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Hi Charlie,

Yes, much clearer thanks. Is Thumbs.exe a DOS program?

I don't think you meant to say "command prompt in windows" because run
is not a valid command when using windows cmd.exe.

If the program works when you enter "run thumbs" in the dBASE command
window but not when you use the form menu or a pushbutton then is it
possible that thumbs.exe is in the same folder as you are running the
dBASE command window but when the form or menu is running you have a
different folder in view with potentially different permissions?
Try the following to check this:

function MENU124_onClick()
   Run thumbs.exe


> Hi Andy...  Thanks for your reply.
> The subject error message is in the subject of this post.  (unable to execute dos).
>   [function MENU124_onClick()
>        Run thumbs.exe
>        return]
> This is an example of the very simple code that works on other computers.  For some reason it does not work on my laptop in dbase which indicates it is a problem on this computer, not with code that I have written.
> It does work in the command prompt in windows if you type in ' run thumbs'.  So I am trying to figure out why it does not work in a menu in dbase or a pushbutton on this specific computer, but does work in the same menu or pushbutton in dbase on other computers?
> I have gone into paths in windows environment and tried to work with that with no positive results.  I am wondering if possibly something in dbase desktop properties could fix this but not sure.
> I am just reaching out to see if anyone has run into this before and if they know of a solution.
> Hope this gives a clearer picture.
> Andy Taylor Wrote:
>> Hi Charlie,
>> You do persist in thinking that we're mind readers :-)
>> The crucial bits missing from your question are:
>> 1. No code so we can see what command you're using.
>> 2. What is the "subject error" message?
>> Andy
>>> I didn't realize this until now but I can't run apps on dbase using the run command.  This is happening on this computer only.  I get the subject error message.  Works fine on other computers.  Any ideas how to fix this?