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Solved How to get to a C: folder with CMD?

May 27, 2005 at 21:24:14
Specs: WINDOWS XP HOME, 512

Using CMD:

When I try to go to the folder where I need to delete a file, I can only go to C:\Documents and Settings\John and no way to change to get to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\

If I type C: I still get C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\

So how do I get where I need to go? I don't even sign on in XP, just start up. No user accounts.

I need to get there to just to see what a problem file is called before deleting it.

Thanks.


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#1
May 27, 2005 at 21:34:19
✔ Best Answer

cd C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

From there its the dir command to look what's in that directory.


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#2
May 27, 2005 at 21:36:43

Hi domass,

I think

cd C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

should be

cd\ C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

i_XpUser


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#3
May 27, 2005 at 21:43:03

Mine works with just
cd then a space before C:
but does not work with
cd\


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#4
May 27, 2005 at 21:50:15

If you are at C:\Documents and Settings\John,

how can we cd to

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

i_XpUser


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#5
May 27, 2005 at 21:55:22

"If you are at C:\Documents and Settings\John,

how can we cd to

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users"

Do "cd.." without quotes to remove the \John and then do "cd all users" without the quotes.

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#6
May 27, 2005 at 22:14:39

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1723

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#7
May 27, 2005 at 23:39:23

stylo,

HERE is the explanation for the command CD in Windows XP.

Hope this helps

i_XpUser


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#8
May 28, 2005 at 05:05:55

XpUser,
Thanks for the link. I picked up something I like from it.

Quoting
An asterisk can be used to complete a folder name
e.g. from C:\

CD pro*
will move to
C:\Program Files
End of quote

This is really cool. I used:
C:\>cd doc*\use*
to get to
C:\Documents and Settings\User1>

A real time saver.

Thanks again,
Bryan


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#9
May 28, 2005 at 06:15:19

NP, Bryan :-)

BTW you may wish to bookmark these two links for use as your Command-line References:

Command-line reference A-Z. This M$ page include links to see: (1)List of new command-line tools, and (2)Complete list of command-line tools.

An A-Z Index of the Windows NT/XP command line (by Simon Sheppard)

Regards

i_XpUser


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#10
May 28, 2005 at 06:37:39

cd ..\all*

Too simple?

M2


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#11
May 28, 2005 at 21:46:12

Thanks, finally got there. It was such an insanely long name, trying to del by name didn't work, but *.msg did.

Thanks!


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#12
May 29, 2005 at 00:15:26

XPUser has all the links,LOL. Do you have them all referenced or do you search them out as need like in this post? I notice that you have a whole crap load of them for most of the people with a question. Good work!
Question: Why does stylo have to use the command prompt to delete files? Won't Windows Explorer do it?

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