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## Re: shell-command in Windows 7

 From: 42 147 Subject: Re: shell-command in Windows 7 Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:40:24 +0200 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/45.8.0

```Two problems before:

(1) I got the error message

(Shell command failed with code 1 and no output)

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Even when the files / programs / directories would open as desired. This was still undesirable buggy behavior.
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(2) Each time I launched Emacs I had to switch to the other directory string format to get back (1). This made no sense at all. To be specific:
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(a) "E:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"

(b) "E:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe"

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in the body of the code I cited in the first e-mail, if (a) was what I had the previous Emacs launch. And (b) had to be switched back to (a) if (b) was what I had the previous Emacs launch.
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It's also possible the alternating was dependent on a Windows reset. I had only been launching Emacs once per Windows session.
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