Running BASIC programs from Desktop Icons

1) Put the program you want to run in the same folder as the GWBASIC.exe file.

2) Create a shortcut to the program on your desktop.

3) Right click the shortcut ( now on your desktop ) and in the "pop up box" click "properties"

4) The "pop up box" target entry shows the address that the shortcut is pointing to. It should look something like:


Change it to something like:


5) On my computer the Icon changes to the MSDOS icon.

6) Now when you click the Icon, your GW-BASIC program will pop up and automatically run!




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