Path Property which must point to a valid file to start interrogation

Hello all,

I have a Problem: I will open an Explorer window with a specific path in my Automation.

When I debug, the Explorer window with the required path opens, but if i will start interrogation, the Error Comes:

The path property must Point to a valid file to start interrogation.

Can anybody help me, which property changes do I have to do? I added a Picture in the Appendix.

Thanks in Advance!!

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December 9, 2019 - 3:35pm

You cannot interrogate "explorer" as that process is already running before Pega Robotics can interact with it. In addition, the Path property is simply the path to the executable. The Arguments property is where you'd place any arguments (what you pass after the exe).

December 9, 2019 - 3:38pm

What are you trying to automate with Explorer?

December 10, 2019 - 12:16am


I will work with Excel files. But I found out, that there are Connectors in the Toolbox for Excel. I have only made the "Pega Robotic Automation Architect Essentials" Training, so it´s a Little bit difficult to know how it works. Can you suggest me a Training?

December 10, 2019 - 8:07am

This is the home page for all things Robotics.

There's a link to the most pertinent training. The Excel connectors are actually pretty easy to use depending on what you want to do with Excel.