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Windows 7: Change Command Prompt Default Directory

11 Sep 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

JFI: Using this method just to set the initial path when opening a command line window can lead to problems: a colleague of me had strange errors compiling a VisualStudio project which uses a PostBuild-step processing to copy some files using relative paths, and it was very hard to find out this Autorun entry changed the directory before the PostBuild commands were executed, so the relative paths pointed to wrong locations.

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11 Sep 2013   #12

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums, rompl.

Good info - nice first post!
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17 Dec 2014   #13

Windows 7 64 bit

I also had problems with this. Due to the default folder being changed, a bat file from certain software I installed was not working anymore. After a long investigation of what went wrong, I found out that the problem was solved when deleting the registry entry again. If I understood it correctly, mostly %d commands will cause problems if you change the default folder.

So be careful with implementing this!
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