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Can I stop multiple programs running?


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#1 john27031953

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:18 AM

Hi Folks

Have a windows problem I cannot get around.

In windows 7 and 10 I am trying to prevent multiple copies of a program being opened from the desktop.

In XP, there was a Right Click Option. – Allow only one copy of the program to open.

This is missing from newer Windows .

I have set up a neighbour’s windows 10, and wife regularly inadvertently runs email program multiple times

Is there any cure for this in windows 10?

 

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#2 SleepyDude

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 04:34 AM

Hi :welcome: to BleepingComputer

 

Try this program SingleInstance http://www.freewaregenius.com/singleinstance-allow-only-one-running-instance-of-a-program/


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#3 john27031953

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:24 AM

will try in the morning

off to bed as long day

thanks



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:12 PM

tried it and it did not work

would appreciate if you could try it

tried both just outlook.exe and full dos path but no luck






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