DOS Dir doesn't match Explorer

Hewlett-packard / COMPAQ
March 26, 2009 at 10:56:13
Specs: Windows XP, 1Gb
I'm trying to get to C:\Documents and Settings\Smith\Local Settings\History in DOS, but the "Local Settings" directory (and many others) isn't there in my DOS Window - but plainly visible when I use Explore. Why?

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#1
March 26, 2009 at 11:03:09
Do you mean you can't see it in a Command Window when running dir on C:\?

EEOC


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#2
March 26, 2009 at 11:14:09
dir does not list hidden files/ folders.

that is what the attrib command does


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#3
March 26, 2009 at 14:18:35
Dir /a

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#4
March 26, 2009 at 19:29:31
What are you trying to accomplish?
You can delete your History in Control Panel - Internet Options

Doing that in cmd mode is tedious.
.........

Start - Run - type: cmd (click OK or press Enter)

the prompt should be:

C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)>

type:
cd Local Settings\History (press Enter)

that takes you to

C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Local Settings\History>

type:
dir /as (press Enter)

In my case I get
<DIR> History.IE5
desktop.ini

type:
cd (name of folder)
in my case
cd History.IE5 (Press Enter)

takes you to
C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Local Settings\History\History.IE5>


type:
dir /as (Press Enter)
yields a list of more DIRs (folders) with really long names

type:
cd (name of folder 1) (press Enter)

takes you to
C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist01200xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
etc. etc.


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