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Command Prompt

How to use command-line apps like the Command Prompt from Windows, Linux Bash, Telnet, and similar tools.

How to get system info, view, and kill processes in CMD

How to get system info, view, and kill processes in CMD

You can easily view information about your computer using Windows graphical tools like Task Manager or System Information. However, some users prefer terminal environments like the Command Prompt or PowerShell for almost everything. If you're curious about how to get system info in CMD (Command Prompt) or want to learn how to view and manage running processes from Windows’ CMD, keep reading. I'll show you
How to use disk management commands (diskpart, chkdsk, defrag) in Windows

How to use disk management commands (diskpart, chkdsk, defrag) in Windows

One of the easiest ways to manage your disks in Windows is by using the Disk Management tool. However, if you prefer command-line interfaces, you can perform several disk management tasks using Command Prompt or PowerShell. In this guide, I’ll show you how to use Diskpart and its commands to create, format, delete, hide, and unhide partitions. I’ll also show you how to use Chkdsk
What is ping? How do you use ping commands in Windows?

What is ping? How do you use ping commands in Windows?

You don’t need to be a networking guru to have come across the term ping while working with computers, setting up networking devices such as wireless routers, dealing with online applications, or playing games online. If you’re wondering what ping means and what the ping command does, read on. In this guide, I’ll explain how ping works, what you can use it for, and what
How to start Windows 11's Safe Mode with Command Prompt

How to start Windows 11's Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Being able to work in Safe Mode is essential when you have no other option for troubleshooting Windows 11 issues or boot failures. As Safe Mode loads only the most basic components required for the operating system to start, it can help you a lot in finding and resolving problems on your computer. Moreover, if you suspect some graphical user interface issues affect the loading
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

One way to troubleshoot Windows 10 problems or fix boot failures is to start the system in Safe Mode. Safe Mode only loads the essential components, which helps you isolate and solve the issues. However, some problems are so severe that they interfere with the graphical user interface, making Safe Mode with Command Prompt a better option, as it doesn’t run the Explorer shell. In
How to change a drive’s letter in Windows

How to change a drive’s letter in Windows

Windows assigns drive letters for all the hard disk drives, solid-state drives, optical media units, removable drives, and memory cards connected to your computer. Because the operating system does that on its own, you might be tempted to think that these drive letters cannot be changed. However, that is not true because Windows lets you change the drive letter of any drive as long as
How to check the Windows installation date

How to check the Windows installation date

Do you need to know when you installed Windows on your computer? You may require this information for work or you may want it just to brag about how stable your operating system is after all these years of abuse. Or perhaps you just don’t want your Windows to run for more than six months without reinstalling it. Whatever the reason, here’s how to check
How to count files in a folder with PowerShell, CMD, or File Explorer

How to count files in a folder with PowerShell, CMD, or File Explorer

Sometimes, 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 to count the items
How to export a folder tree to a file (including Excel)

How to export a folder tree to a file (including Excel)

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 in a hierarchical structure? I needed this when trying to create a document that was supposed to be a summary of all the Word documents and Excel
How to list all the users on a Windows computer (7 ways)

How to list all the users on a Windows computer (7 ways)

Sometimes, you may need to extract a list of all the user accounts on a Windows computer. What if you want to see all the hidden user accounts that exist alongside your user account? Can you use graphical tools in Windows to learn all that? Can you list all users with Windows’ CMD? Moreover, which Windows PowerShell CLI command can be used to list the
How to change the IP address in Windows 10 and Windows 11 (4 ways)

How to change the IP address in Windows 10 and Windows 11 (4 ways)

Have you ever wondered how to change the IP address in Windows 10 or Windows 11? Do you want to learn how to do that from the Settings app or the Control Panel? Maybe you’re a command-line fan and want to learn how to change the IP address from Command Prompt or PowerShell? Read on and find out how all of these are done in
6 ways to find your IP address in Windows

6 ways to find your IP address in Windows

The IP address or Internet Protocol address is a numerical label used in networks to identify and locate network devices, from computers and smartphones to printers, TVs, and other devices. The IP address can be a useful piece of information, especially when you want to set up your home router or connect to other devices on a network. But how do you see a computer’s
How to hide or unhide a partition in Windows

How to hide or unhide a partition in Windows

If you work with Windows computers and devices that have multiple partitions and drives, you may need to hide a particular partition. For instance, many computer manufacturers create hidden recovery partitions on their devices. However, in certain situations, the recovery partitions might start showing up in File Explorer and elsewhere on your device. While helpful in restoring your PC, you might not always want to
Repair the EFI Bootloader or the MBR (Master Boot Record) for Windows

Repair the EFI Bootloader or the MBR (Master Boot Record) for Windows

You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues manually, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you troubleshoot and repair things like the EFI Bootloader, master boot record (MBR), the boot sector, or the Boot
How to download, install, and use SteamCMD in Windows

How to download, install, and use SteamCMD in Windows

If you’re a gamer, it’s extremely likely that you’re using Steam to buy and play games on your computer. But did you hear about SteamCMD? Do you want to know what SteamCMD is, how to get it, and how to use it? In this guide, we’re explaining everything, showing you how to use SteamCMD to download a game server to which you and your friends
What is Telnet and what is it still used for?

What is Telnet and what is it still used for?

While surfing the internet, you may have stumbled on the term Telnet. Some people might have made fun of it, while others may have had fun with it. Others may still use it because they are nostalgic and they love the good old days of technology. For those of you who don't know what Telnet is and its “relevance” on the modern internet, read this
How to use SFC to repair missing or corrupt Windows files in CMD

How to use SFC to repair missing or corrupt Windows files in CMD

When you have problems with your computer, Windows system files may become corrupted or go missing. This might be caused by sudden power drops, hardware malfunctions, a hard disk or solid-state drive approaching its end of life, and so on. If Windows reports that it can’t start because some of its files are corrupted or missing, you should use the System File Checker (SFC) tool
20 best Command Prompt (CMD) commands you should know

20 best Command Prompt (CMD) commands you should know

If you like the idea of working in a command-line environment and you’re just beginning to discover Command Prompt, there are some commands you should familiarize yourself with. There are CMD commands for almost everything, from working with files and directories to managing your system and network hardware. And some of those commands are better than others when it comes to getting the job done.