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Windows 7: cmd.exe not working from shortcut windows 7

27 Aug 2014   #1
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
cmd.exe not working from shortcut windows 7

I can run cmd.exe from c:\windows\system32 without a problem. However if I run a shortcut pointing to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe it doesn't appear on the screen or under applications in Task Manager. Although it is listed under processes on Task Manager.


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27 Aug 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Right click on CMD and create the short cut that way.
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27 Aug 2014   #3
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarriePateman View Post
Right click on CMD and create the short cut that way.
I also found this problem when creating a shortcut to CMD i gave up in the end
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27 Aug 2014   #4
SundRance

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is there not a shortcut to Command in your Start Menu under Accessories? You might try copying THAT shortcut and Pasting it where ever it is you want it. I usually open sessions from the Run dialogue box... Not exactly sure what you are trying to do here.
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27 Aug 2014   #5
SundRance

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Must say, if I navigate to the System32 folder I can double click the EXE and a command window opens... And it contains the modifications I set as default.

RȘnce
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27 Aug 2014   #6
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I don't seem to get this issue on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

If i Right Click >> Create Shortcut >> Paste C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe into the location >> Click Next and give it a name.

When i double click it i get the black command windows open as normal.

Regards,
Jamie
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27 Aug 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Right tick on the cmd short cut. Go to properties and then advanced.
Select run as admin.
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27 Aug 2014   #8
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SundRance View Post
Is there not a shortcut to Command in your Start Menu under Accessories? You might try copying THAT shortcut and Pasting it where ever it is you want it. I usually open sessions from the Run dialogue box... Not exactly sure what you are trying to do here.
That's how I discovered this anomaly - the shortcut under accessories ie. it doesn't work.
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27 Aug 2014   #9
p75213

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Right tick on the cmd short cut. Go to properties and then advanced.
Select run as admin.
No difference.
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28 Aug 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you just right tick on the cmd. short cut and in the drop down window select
Run as Admin does the cmd. work as it should?
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