Monday, 29 June 2015

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How to Auto complete a command in Command Prompt

Do you use command prompt frequently in daily basis ? If yes, then you may have some folders or files paths that you used daily in command prompt to do your task. Its really frustrating to write same file or folder path again and again. But there is a way to turn on auto complete function in Command prompt, so you just have to write few starting words of your file path and then hit TAB button to automatically complete that particular path. You need to do some changes in registry file to turn on this function. Here's how to enable this function.

1. Open Run box by pressing Win + R and type Regedit in box, then press enter button to open Registry editor

2. Navigate to following registry in registry editor

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR\\Microsoft\Command Processor

3. On the right side double click on CompletionChar and change its Hexadecimal value 40 to 9. It will turn on folder name completation.

4. Next again double click on PathCompletionChar and set its value 9. It allows you to complete path name by pressing TAB button as a control character in your keyboard.


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