Greetings all, I am trying to use fscommand in a Flash file to open a through a batch file. The ActionScript in my Flash movie is attached to a button. Fscommand EXEC Tutourial (executing external files). Yo, people! Boy, what a day I’ve had. I went all over the Flash Kit boards, looking for help. fscommand(“exec”,” /C start “); I have pdf files in the root directory with the projector file as well as a sub directory called ‘fscommand’.

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You never know when a post is going to make itsel useful. Register now while it’s still free! First of all thank you Aaron West for posting this, I read too many tutorials about the fscommand, but none of them were helpful.

I have problem opening external exe file by clicking a button in Flash projector. I also wanted to say thanks, this helped me also solve a problem I was having. There are four key restrictions that you have to keep in mind when working with the EXEC fscommand and standalone Flash projectors.

Thank you so much, I needed to finish a list minute job and this helped me so much! About Us Northcode is a software company located in Whitehorse, Canada. I remember reading somewhere it said that Flash Player 6 won’t allow you to launch exe files as a security measure. I can succesfully open other exe s like Windows Media Player. Rename the copy of proxy. I’m subscribing to your RSS, hehe.


This is a security measure. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. The solution is to create a batch file. The script you need to run is called “fscommand” and it has to go on a button. Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

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When I finally got all the info, I decided to write a tutorial so that nobody would EVER have to go through that big mess called fscommand. Funko Last edited by DrFunko; at This is the same command as I have used before and it worked fine.

You can imagine how useful this is for creating custom, Flash-based software installers, but the road doesn’t end there.

Thank you once again. I’ll be trying that. But it will open a “.

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On a button, I have the following actions: Just what I needed Definitely worth a read. Everything else I looked up didn’t work, you saved my ass, thank you!!!!! I have seen that the external file must be under the folder fscommand.


Any help is appreciated Red Flag Exwc Post Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Of course it can, it’s just an exe like any other exe file! Boy, what a day I’ve had. Thanks for the detailed reply, but this isn’t going to be used on an HTML page I’ve tried dozens of test, and nothing has worked yet.

To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I hope this is of help, Andrew. Place your PDF document called file1. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

At the same time, Fscommans needed to retain the directory structure that each of the content pieces relied on.

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The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action. There are no stupid questions; just stupid people. I need to open two different pdf files placed in the fscommand folder. The code in the projecter launcher.

You saved my behind!