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Typing Directory Paths in Command Prompt

Many folks who use Windows don't like typing directory paths in the command prompt. Here are two ways to avoid some extra keystrokes.

1.Type the beginning part of the folder name and press tab. Pressing the tab key makes the command prompt autocomplete the name of the directory. This has to be done for each sub-directory along the path. 

2. Here's another way. Navigate to the folder in Windows and drag it into the command prompt.

I mostly use the former if I remember the path to a folder. For a folder that is deep inside, I just drag it.
Which one do you use?

posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, July 04, 2010


Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 13, 2011 at 1:01 AM  
Wow, been using DOS for a long time, never found this gem. Thanks-you lol