The Command Prompt is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes, including troubleshooting and fixing problems with Windows. Starting it is easy if Windows is working correctly, but what do you do when Windows refuses to load? How do you "boot" to Command Prompt (cmd.exe) "from BIOS" to fix the issues that you are having? This tutorial shows you how to do it:
Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt (CMD), and for good reason: it allows you to do many administrative tasks with ease. We think that it is a good idea to make a list of all the fourteen methods we know for opening Command Prompt, so that you can choose what suits you best. Knowing how to open CMD as an administrator is also important. Therefore, read on and choose your favorite way to open Command Prompt:
Have you ever wondered how you can change the IP address in Windows 10? Do you want to learn how to do it from Windows 10's Settings app or the Control Panel? Maybe you're a command-line fan, and want to learn how to change the IP address in Windows 10 using CMD (Command Prompt) or PowerShell? Read on and find out how all of these are done in Windows 10:
After you work for a while with the Command Prompt or PowerShell, you are likely to end up customizing the way they look. After all, by default, their looks and colors look quite dull for many. You might change the font, its size, the color of the background, and other things. What do you do if you want to reset PowerShell to its default settings and colors? Can you reset Command Prompt's (cmd) colors and settings? Unfortunately, there's no "Restore console default" button available anywhere!
There are times when you need to know exactly how many files or folders are stored inside a certain folder. Whether for work or your own statistics, if you have a Windows device, there are quite a few ways to find this information. So, if you've ever wondered how to count the number of files in a directory, read on. Here are four methods for counting the elements found inside a folder, in Windows 10, using File Explorer, PowerShell, and the Command Prompt:
Did you ever need to export the entire directory tree from a particular folder? Did you need to get a text or Excel document that lists all the files and folders inside a specific folder from your computer into a hierarchical structure? We had this need when we were trying to create a document that was supposed to be a summary of all the Word documents and Excel spreadsheets we had stored inside a folder. It was at that time that we asked ourselves a couple of questions. Can you automatically export a folder's structure to Excel? Is there a DOS tree command that outputs to a file?
The Command Prompt or CMD is the bane of many Windows users. Most people don't understand what it is, and, unless they really have to use it, they try to avoid it. Also, most of those who read our tutorials about the Command Prompt on Digital Citizen are either students that have to learn how to work with it for their IT exams, or IT professionals who use it for work. If you are not an IT geek, but you want to know what the Command Prompt is, why it is useful, and who invented it, read this article:
Command Prompt proved itself to be one of the best tools for running basic commands that allow you to work with files and folders from Windows. However, the Command Prompt is much more powerful than just that. You can take things to the next level by running more than just a few advanced commands, including a range of handy network commands. Today, we're going to learn how to use Command Prompt to check the internet connection, the network connections, view information about network devices, and watch connections between your PC and other devices.
The addition of the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 came as a surprise for many, us included. Although it is a tool intended to be used mainly by developers, regular users seem to be interested in this feature too. We thought it would make sense if we show you how to run commands in Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 to work with files, folders, and apps. There is plenty of ground to cover, so let's get started:
It's been a while since Microsoft declared its love for Linux, and, at first, it felt strange to see Windows 10 embrace the Tux penguin. However, the fact that Windows 10 can run native Linux applications directly, without having to resort to using virtual machines, is proof of Microsoft's new strategy of embracing other ecosystems. Strange times we're living in, right? Were you expecting to see Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, and the likes, running natively in Windows 10?