Topic: Running Open Surge Outside your directory.

This is a pretty simple tutorial, but if you want to open Open Surge (Pun not intended smile ) outside your directory without it crashing, well here's how. (Only for Windows XP or 7)

1. Got to your directory
2. Right click on "opensurge.exe" and select "Create Shortcut".
3. When the shortcut appears, left click on it and drag and drop onto your desktop or anywhere you please.
4. Run the program.

The shortcut will automatically run "opensurge.exe" without the directory being open, and won't crash. Have fun!

Last edited by S32X (2012-09-14 19:18:47)

Re: Running Open Surge Outside your directory.

any application does this, you can move files to "program files"
I have gotten used to manipulate files, so do not use shortcut

Last edited by So-Nick (2012-09-14 22:27:15)

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Re: Running Open Surge Outside your directory.

So-Nick wrote:

so do not use shortcut

Let's rephrase that. "So you don't have to use shortcut".
Program Files is a hidden folder, so it may be harder for some people who don't know where to look. This is also the same case as Appdata.

Re: Running Open Surge Outside your directory.

It's a nice trick for those who are new to Windows. I got 18 years experience though. smile

Re: Running Open Surge Outside your directory.

heh shortcuts

if you want you can also make custom shortcuts with command line arguments, in the destination make sure the path looks like this:

"...\open surge\opensurge.exe" -help

here it's with -help but you can do this with any of the command line switches. if you don't know what they are, -help is the first you should try.

batch files also work for this.

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