Executing a program in cmd prompt works but doesn't work in a shell in excel vba

jjq2r01h

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When I open a cmd prompt in windows 10 and run

"C:\Users\jagi\Downloads\xpdf304\bin64\pdfinfo.exe" "C:\Users\jagi\Dropbox\#Lyrics\Aanand Mangal Karu Aarti.pdf"|find "Pages:">"C:\Users\jagi\Dropbox\#Lyrics\numpages.txt"

it works fine and creates a text file called numpages.txt in the correct directory. However when I use excel vba, it runs but does not create any text file that I desire. My code looks like

Sub testruncmd()
Dim ggg As String
ggg = """C:\Users\jagi\Downloads\xpdf304\bin64\pdfinfo.exe""" & " " & _
"""C:\Users\jagi\Dropbox\#Lyrics\Aanand Mangal Karu Aarti.pdf""" & _
"|find" & " " & """Pages:""" & ">" & _
"""C:\Users\jagi\Dropbox\#Lyrics\numpages.txt"""
MsgBox ggg
Shell ggg


End Sub

Any ideas? Also I want the shell to finish executing before carrying on further.
Many thanks
 

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Norie

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Does this work?
Code:
Sub testruncmd()
Dim ggg As String

    ggg = """C:\Users\jagi\Downloads\xpdf304\bin64\pdfinfo.exe"" ""C:\Users\jagi\Dropbox\#Lyrics\Aanand Mangal Karu Aarti.pdf""|find ""Pages:"">""C:\Users\jagi\Dropbox\#Lyrics\numpages.txt"""
    MsgBox ggg

    Shell ggg

End Sub
 
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