Um, not sure if you guys can help but I have an issue with the Shell command in VB.Net.<BR><BR>I&#039;m doing this:<BR><BR>Shell("tracert &#062; C:lah.txt", AppWinStyle.NormalFocus, False, -1)<BR><BR>When I run "tracert &#062; C:lah.txt" it happily creates a nice little text file with my trace route in it.<BR><BR>But when I shell (like above) it returns "Unable to resolve target hostname". Wierd one: "&#062;" isn&#039;t a special character is it? (surely it can&#039;t be) I mean there aren&#039;t any characters that break strings in any version of VB!<BR><BR>I think that it&#039;s more of a shelling issue. Anyone got any ideas?<BR><BR>Jonny Tooze<BR>