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etaf replied Mar 18, 2017 at 4:08 AM mkv files ali3500 replied Mar 18, 2017 at 3:41 AM Programs Won't Open/Run Jimmyjamht replied Mar 18, 2017 at 3:40 AM Dual Boot The purpose of this site is to make the power and utility of the command line more familiar to a wider community of computer users. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. In this case that's "PROGRA~1", a machine generated alternative name for "PROGRAM FILES". weblink

What versions of Windows have support for the CMD command? The second is the batch mode, which executes a predefined sequence of commands stored as a text file with the extension .BAT. crime June 5, 2008 10:07 AM that's cuz some shortcut is pointing to 'documents and settings' trough command.exe, try to find the shortcut file, then edit it and change the name Additional information Information about long file names. read this post here

COPY Copies one file to another (if the destination file already exists, MS-DOS asks whether to replace it). (See also XCOPY, an external command that could also copy directory trees). The same occurs if you switch between file and directory name completion. initially you will have a problem with cmd.exe. I don't see any others in "C".

  • LOADHIGH, LH Loads a program into upper memory (HILOAD in DR DOS).
  • I just don't want to copy and replace the wrong things.
  • If I have to, I can load (I hope) my earthlink account to her PC so I can connect through that, but I'd rather not if I can do something without
  • Which file do I try to copy?
  • Completion is invoked when you type either of the two control characters.
  • CMD.EXE.
  • You may be able to copy Command.com from your boot up disk and paste it in the C:/Windows folder from Windows Explorer.
  • Try removing the floppy and rebooting.
  • For example I can't figure out how to "CD" to the "Program Files" directory using COMMAND.COM.

You can enable or disable extensions for all invocations of CMD.EXE on a machine or user logon session by setting either or both of the following REG_DWORD values in the Registry CLS Clears the screen. Show Ignored Content Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Magic Cat June 4, 2007 5:15 AM Nice explaination.

See the cmd and command page for further information about these commands. PROMPT Displays or change the value of the PROMPT environment variable which controls the appearance of the prompt. But the differences become quickly apparent. You can enable or disable completion for all invocations of CMD.EXE on a machine or user logon session by setting either or both of the following REG_DWORD values in the Registry

One is a "window" box that says MS-DOS application. Even though CMD.EXE was a complete re-write, it's based on the same concepts and similar syntax. Can anyone please give me some ideas. Bob Cerelli, Apr 29, 2006 #5 SupportChic Joined: Jun 30, 2003 Messages: 229 Hi HowardsGma, If you don't have the bootdisk (floppy specific to Windows ME) for the computer, you can

Also, if you backup, then invoke completion from within a line, the text to the right of the cursor at the point completion was invoked is discarded. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000395.htm One example of a different command interpreter is JP Software's 4DOS.COM. Understanding why is a trip down memory lane for MS-DOS and Windows. • As you probably know, MS-DOS was the predecessor to Windows. One is the entry 'Run" (or "Start Search" in Vista) that is in the Start menu and the other is the command prompt window.

Helping people with computers... http://midsolutions.org/general/windows-msreg-exe.html You may also be interested in: What's a 16bit MS DOS Subsystem? It is more compatible and portable between different hardware platforms when compared to the original COMMAND.COM, which has been used as the command interpreter with DOS for several years. I didn't try it, but I guess that if you exeed the 64kB segment command.com will submit to failure.

Now we can CD to that in COMMAND.COM: cd progra~1 dir Volume in drive C is Volume Serial Number is B026-62CA Directory of C:\PROGRA~1 08/21/2005 09:50 AM

. 08/21/2005 09:50 SET Sets the value of an environment variable; Without arguments, shows all defined environment variables. HowardsGma, Apr 30, 2006 #8 Bob Cerelli Joined: Nov 2, 2002 Messages: 22,468 Did you try what I previously suggested? http://midsolutions.org/general/windows-exe.html You may also disable extensions for a particular invocation by using the /E:OFF switch.

While batch files can be quite sophisticated, the basics are simple enough to be useful to the average PC user with no knowledge of programming. NOT with command.com. 'command.com' does it good-old-style DOS ways.... The Tip Jar: Buy Leo a Latte!

Where is the name of the command you want specifics on.

P Henry April 16, 2010 7:48 AM command.com can still be extremely useful for running applications when a pc is infected with malware. LOCK Enables external programs to perform low-level disk access to a volume. (DOS 7.1, Windows 95, 98, Me only) MKDIR, MD Creates a new directory. You can enable or disable delayed environment variable expansion for a particular invocation of CMD.EXE with the /V:ON or /V:OFF switch. When running Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 there are two versions of the command interpreter, command.com, and cmd.exe.

However, to enter the same directory through CMD type cd "my documents" or cd my documents. Redirection, piping, and chaining[edit] Because DOS is a single-tasking operating system, piping is achieved by running commands sequentially, redirecting to and from a temporary file. Maybe I just don't understand a couple of things. this content REN, RENAME Renames a file or directory.

Command.com Commands Are Not Case Sensitive Starting Command Prompt and Running a Command Cmd.exe and Other Command Prompts Using AutoRun to Execute Commands When Command Prompt Starts Using Cmds Command-Line Syntax The keyboard and the command line can be substantial adjuncts to the mouse and icons.