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# Windows 7: Cmd.exe is missing on Windows 7 64-bit

 02 Oct 2015 #1 Vesnog Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1 45 posts Istanbul Cmd.exe is missing on Windows 7 64-bit Greetings, On my Windows 7 64-bit PC the cmd.exe file is missing under the /system32 folder probably due to a infection. I cannot reach the command prompt via start menu, run dialogue, system32 folder and task manager. How can I restore it? Could someone post the cmd.exe file on their system if possible? My System Specs
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 02 Oct 2015 #2 plodr Home Premium and Pro 32 bit and 64 bit (4 computers) 54 posts Have you run sfc /scannow ? If so, post the results - any error messages and numbers showing. My System Specs
 02 Oct 2015 #3 Ztruker Windows 10 Pro X64 6,284 posts Space Coast of Florida C:\Windows\system32 is a hard link. On my Windows 7 Pro X64 system, it's: Quote: C:\Windows\System32>fsutil hardlink list "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" \Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-commandprompt_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601. 17514_none_e932cc2c30fc13b0\cmd.exe \Windows\System32\cmd.exe If you have a cmd.exe in the same \Windows\winsxs path then try this: Open a Elevated Command Prompt and use fsutil to re-create the hardlink: Quote: C:\Users\rrkurtz>fsutil hardlink create /? Usage : fsutil hardlink create Eg : fsutil hardlink create c:\foo.txt c:\bar.txt fsutil hardlink create \Windows\System32\cmd.exe \Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-commandprompt_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601. 17514_none_e932cc2c30fc13b0\cmd.exe All the above is on one line. My System Specs
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 03 Oct 2015 #4 AddRAM Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 12,743 posts New Jersey Quote: Originally Posted by plodr Have you run sfc /scannow ? If so, post the results - any error messages and numbers showing. How could he run a sfc without command prompt ? Try using windows power shell. My System Specs
 03 Oct 2015 #5 UsernameIssues W7 Pro SP1 64bit 10,544 posts Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM    Quote: Originally Posted by plodr Have you run sfc /scannow ? If so, post the results - any error messages and numbers showing. How could he run a sfc without command prompt ? Try using windows power shell. And for some pretty pictures, see the link below: My Windows dont have CMD My System Specs
 03 Oct 2015 #6 plodr Home Premium and Pro 32 bit and 64 bit (4 computers) 54 posts Quote: How could he run a sfc without command prompt ? When I type it in the run box, I get an exe I can click on. My System Specs
 03 Oct 2015 #7 Layback Bear Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1 24,251 posts Northern Ohio Your post #1 and post #6 seem to contradict each other. When typing in the Search off of the Start Orb (cmd), do you or do you not get (cmd.exe)? My System Specs
 03 Oct 2015 #8 UsernameIssues W7 Pro SP1 64bit 10,544 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear Your post #1 and post #6 seem to contradict each other. When typing in the Search off of the Start Orb (cmd), do you or do you not get (cmd.exe)? Post #1 is by Vesnog Post #6 is by plodr My System Specs
 03 Oct 2015 #9 UsernameIssues W7 Pro SP1 64bit 10,544 posts Quote: Originally Posted by plodr Quote: How could he run a sfc without command prompt ? When I type it in the run box, I get an exe I can click on. The OP "cannot reach the command prompt via start menu, run dialogue, system32 folder and task manager." My System Specs
 03 Oct 2015 #10 Layback Bear Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1 24,251 posts Northern Ohio What I'm trying to find out is, can the OP forget the run box and just type in (cmd) in the Search programs and files off of the Start Orb. My System Specs

## Cmd.exe is missing on Windows 7 64-bit

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