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Unable to clear file name "MY Documents" from screen


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#1 alphaeus

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:50 PM

I used the "clr" command, but the name of the file that appears with "cmd" in RUN will not go. Subsequently, a response comes back saying that My Document plus whatever I asked for in my command is not valid. I realize that its the addition of MY Document to the command that is causing the problem, but it cannot be cleared from the screen. Why is this file stuck on my "Run" screen? I did not put it there. Can anyone help me remove it. As noted above, the "CLR" won't work! TIA

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 06:06 AM

Type in cd \ to return the command prompt to C:\> and run your command from there.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 06:47 AM

The name ahead of the cursor at the command prompt is the name of the folder where the computer is currently looking for files. CLR isn't a command prompt command. If you want to run a program that is in a folder that Windows does not search by default, you have to either type the full path to where the file is stored and its name, or navigate the prompt to the folder where the program is then type its name.

You may find this information useful:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...al76.html#using

Edited by Platypus, 27 February 2010 - 06:50 AM.

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