XP Batch Files Issue. Although I've written hundreds of batch files over the years starting back in the true DOS days, I haven't written one for a while and I'm running into a brick wall because either my memory is failing (likely) or I haven't actually done this before. I want to launch 3 separate excel spread sheets at the same time. My current batch file launches the files but the next sheet launches after I close the previous one. I need them all open at the same time. My current batch file is: run "I:\Sale\Chris Timesheet PV0809.xls" "I:\Sale\FSO\Gary\gary-times 0809.xls" "I:\Sale\FSO\Mick\mick-times PV0809.xls" end Any ideas?