Q. I created a Helper App that launches an application on a Windows share. The PATH field contains the following syntax:

  • \\server\share\application.exe

When I launch the Helper App, I receive an error "The system cannot find the path specified". However, I can launch the application from a command prompt using the same syntax.

A. The Command Line, Path and Arguments will automatically have single backslashes (\) escaped. However, double backslashes are not escaped, as it assumes that the user already escaped the backslash. In this case, you need to manually escape the double backslash:


  • \\\\server\share\application.exe

InterMapper will then escape the single backslashes, so the PATH field will look like this:

  • \\\\server\\share\\application.exe