How can I change the default command prompt?

October 30, 2010 at 23:52:33
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.392 GHz / 1278 MB
I would appreciate your kind help and advice on how I may change the default command prompt on my PC. At present it shows: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>
How can this be changed to C:\J24work.

Thank you for your kind help.


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#1
October 31, 2010 at 01:37:31
Create a shortcut to open Cmd.exe and set the Start In field to what you want. If you also set Shortcut Keys you can open Cmd.exe from the keyboard.

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#2
October 31, 2010 at 04:11:06
By default the prompt shows the path to the current directory (folder). Do you want it to start in another directory, or do you want to alter the looks of it to always show "C:\J24work"?

For info about how to alter it, write "prompt /?" without quotation marks at the prompt.

Nigel

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#3
November 1, 2010 at 02:40:42
Thank you very much for your most kind help and advice. Your advice has worked completely.
Could you kindly give me more details on setting Shortcut Keys so I can open Cmd.exe from the keyboard, please?
Thanks a million!


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#4
November 1, 2010 at 02:46:20

Thank you for your kind advice and consideration of my query. As I new to computing, I am a bit lost for choice of your options. I would appreciate your kind advice on how to change the default start promt so I can specify the start directory, if possible.
Many thanks again for your most kind help and advice.
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#5
November 8, 2010 at 23:58:10
I'll assume that you have created a shortcut to start cmd.exe

Right click on the shortcut and select Properties:
In the Start in: dialog box type the path and name of the start directory e.g. C:\mydir\

In the Shortcut key: dialog box hold down Ctrl + Alt + the hotkey you wish to use e.g. Ctrl + Alt + C Click apply and exit from the shortcut. To open cmd.exe you can now use the combination Ctrl + Alt +C

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#6
November 9, 2010 at 12:07:37
Thank you for your kind help with my query. This been sorted out as per your instructions. Thanks again.

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#7
November 9, 2010 at 12:08:49
Thanks for the help to get this sorted out.

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#8
June 22, 2011 at 09:23:57
im tryin to hide a file using cmd..and it gives me "attrib is not recognized as an internal command or external command,operable program or batch file"
pls help wid dis one..

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