Below is the list of commands that can be run from windows command prompt (CMD).  You can follow the link given for a command to see the syntax and examples. At: Schedule tasks Attrib: Set file attributes Bootcfg: Enable kernel debugging copy: Copy files Cls: Clear command window screen Compact: Compress or decompress files and […]


Internet explorer version updates

by admin on October 18, 2014

We can find the version of the internet explorer using the following steps. Open internet explorer if not opened already Click Help menu(If menu bar is not displayed, you can press Alt-H). Click on ‘About Internet explorer’. This will open a small window displaying the version of internet explorer running on your windows computer./li> How […]


Run command for ‘Control panel’

by admin on March 1, 2014

We can open control panel by clicking Start button and then selecting control panel. But if you are of the type who do not want to use mouse and does most of the things with just keyboard, then you will find this command useful. Run command to open control panel is ‘control’.  So the quick […]

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by admin on February 22, 2014

Forfiles is a useful windows command to select a set of files and then run a command on each of the files. It’s similar to the functionality of find command on Linux OS. The syntax of the command is as follows. forfiles <Criteria to select files> /C “command to be applied on each of the […]


This tutorial explains how to move files or directories to another location on a Windows system. Move files to another directory move filename destinationFolder Example: to move file ‘data.docx’ to the folder ‘d:\backup\folder’ move  data.docx  d:\backup\folder\ You can also rename the file while moving it to the new location move data.docx  d:\backup\folder\newData.docx We can’t move […]


Windows 8 essential commands

by admin on October 12, 2013

System operation commands Reboot computer shutdown /r Shutdown computer shutdown /s Abort a shutdown/reboot operation issued from cmd shutdown /a Hibernate computer shutdown /h Logoff from current session logoff Directory commands Create a directory mkdir directoryName Delete a empty directory rmdir directoryName Delete directory and all its contents rmdir /S directoryName File commands Copy a […]

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Take ownership of file or folder

by admin on October 2, 2013

In windows, some of the system files are protected by OS and can’t be accessed by users with even administrator privileges.  CSC cache stored in C:\Windows\CSC is one such folder. If you try to open the folder in windows explorer, you would be greeted with the window ‘You don’t currently have permission to access this […]


Find files based on modified time

by admin on August 31, 2013

‘find’ is a very powerful Linux command which provides various options for searching files based on different criteria. One of these options allows users to search for files based on the modification/access/creation time of the file. In Windows, we don’t have such powerful command. But we do have a command to search for files based […]


Javac is the executable for compiling java applications.   When compiling a java program from command line, this is the most common issue people face.  Let’s see how we can fix this issue.  First thing we need to compile java programs is to have JDK(Java development Kit) installed on your computer.  If you are not sure […]


Set path from command line

by admin on July 16, 2013

Users can run an executable from windows command prompt either by giving the absolute path of the file or just by the executable file name. In the latter case, Windows searches for the executable in a list of folders which is configured in environment variables. These environment variables are as below. 1. System path 2. […]


Search classes in jar file

May 15, 2013

We do not need to download special tool to search for classes in jar files.  This post explains how to do that without the use of any additional tool. You need to have java sdk installed on your machine to use this tip. If you are a java developer, you might already have it on […]

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