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    Starting folder for command prompt (cmd.exe)

    When I open a command prompt window it always goes to c:\documents and settings\<logged in user>. Is there a way I can cahnge this e.g to c:\work?

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    In the command prompt, type "cd\work" and hit enter.

    Also note that DOS, which is the command prompt in Windows, allows some variations in syntax. The same results can be received with the phrase "cd work", "chdir\work" and "chdir work".

    Here is a link to DOS commands. http://www.easydos.com/dosindex.html
    Last edited by efc; April 12th, 2008 at 14:54 PM.
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    I'm very familiar with DOS, I grew up using it. I just want my command prompt to automatically open in the folder I use most often...

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    Try the instructions here

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