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JSI Tip 1143. Batch file shortcut on Desktop fails with no error message?

If the name of the batch file contains parentheses, the parser is using the parentheses as command-line syntax.

While parentheses are legal characters in a file name, the parser can not handle them in a shortcut.

To work around this feature, use the command line and enclose the file name in quotes.

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