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How to run a Windows executable with different environment variables

After an update to the Google Drive desktop software, it refused to download new files created online or on another device but changes to existing files where reflected correctly.

I solved it by starting the process with a different “TEMP” environment variable:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c 
    "SET TEMP=C:\Temp && 
     START /D ^"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\^" googledrivesync.exe"

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