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Xp Command Prompt & Spaces In The File Name


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#1 eyeofdreams

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 06:45 PM

Hi,

I was playing around with the command prompt & must have changed some setting in it, but I don't know what. My problem is this: before when I typed in something like "cd My Documents" it would change the directory to "My Documents" but now when I type that in, it won't recognize the file name & will just complain that there is too many parameters.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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#2 eyeofdreams

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:44 PM

After some more poking around, I figured out that there are two versions of the command prompt: DOS & XP. If you run "command" then it will bring up the DOS version & "cmd" will bring up the XP version. So I guess I didn't change any settings. 'Problem' solved.

Heh...

Thanks anyways.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for reporting back on the resolution, since it may help another member with the same problem.
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Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:36 PM

there are two versions of the command prompt: DOS & XP. If you run "command" then it will bring up the DOS version & "cmd" will bring up the XP version.

Correct. In 2000 or XP, cmd in the run box will start the 32 bit version. command is the 16 bit version available first on earlier versions of Windows, but held over on the later versions for compatability sake.
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