Chuck and Leo, Thank you very much for your responses.
As I said, I'm a newbie at writing Opus commands and your answers have given me more insight. They have also given me better understanding of the language used to describe commands.
I'm not there yet.
GO "C:\Windows\System32.lnk" opens the parent folder of file "System32.lnk", viz "C:"
GO C:\System32.lnk OPENCONTAINER=target` opens the parent folder of link's target, viz "C:\Windows"
The suggested solution, deceptively simple C:\System32.lnk
unfortunately throws up an error.
I also tried GO "C:\System32.lnk" but it gave the same error.
I'm using the Opus CLI Editor Tool to test the commands. The error message is 'Unknown Command'.
My goal is to use a command to open a link in the same way as double-clicking on the link does.
I'm not quite sure what to try next. I'm using Opus 12.19. Win7 x32. Opus is set to Replace Explorer for All Folders.
Double clicking on the lnk file, C:\System32.lnk works correctly.
Thanks for the suggestion of using aliases to go straight to the System32 folder. I'm afraid in my attempt to simplify the description of the problem I've given you the wrong idea about my need. Once I have a command to 'launch' the folder shortcut, I'm going to modify the path to use a different drive letter but first I must be able to launch the shortcut. This is the first stage of my context menu that makes a link use a local version of the target, not the hard-coded one. I've got some ideas on how I will change the path.