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I have a batch file like this, the issue that I have is that if the first batch file fails, the second one never gets started, how can I get them to both keep going?

@echo off

I have tried this:

@echo off
start MapNetworkDrive_J.cmd
start MapNetworkDrive_Y.cmd

however, this starts two new command windows which after they are done remain open in the users session.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Use the call command:

@echo off
call MapNetworkDrive_J.cmd
call MapNetworkDrive_Y.cmd
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Try to replace start by cmd -c

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