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Windows 7: Command Prompt Not recognizing commands.

28 Jul 2014   #1
Dunkthedood

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
Command Prompt Not recognizing commands.

Hi, I'm super sad because I use CMD a lot but its not recognizing regular commands. I have no idea what to do because im more familiar with Terminal on a Macintosh. Thanks.


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28 Jul 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

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Which commands aren't recognized? Give some examples please
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28 Jul 2014   #3
Dunkthedood

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
Every Command

Every Command
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28 Jul 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Even DIR and EXIT don't work?
PATH does work?
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28 Jul 2014   #5
Dunkthedood

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
Well

Well those work
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28 Jul 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dunkthedood View Post
Well those work
so not all of them don't work!!
Post output of PATH please
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28 Jul 2014   #7
Dunkthedood

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
?

what does post output of path mean
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28 Jul 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

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These work?
Code:
 
attrib   *.*
c:\windows\system32\attrib  *.*
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28 Jul 2014   #9
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dunkthedood View Post
what does post output of path mean
If you do for example: xcopy source destination
It should xcopy from source to destination. But in which folder to find xcopy.exe ?
Windows searches for xcopy.exe (or .com or .bat) in "current folder". If not found then in folders described in PATH output. Post the output!
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28 Jul 2014   #10
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Even DIR and EXIT don't work?
PATH does work?
DIR, EXIT and PATH are examples of "internal" commands. They are built-in in cmd.exe (command prompt).
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