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Windows 7: CMD colors permanently changed

05 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CMD colors permanently changed

Not a huge problem, but an annoying one.

CMD screen text and background colors are changed and I can't change them back using the property options.

It's like something is overriding the color properties. Every time I bring up a new CMD window, the colors are the same and changing them does not even affect the current window.

Thanks in advance

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05 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

The Prompt command would accept "ansi" codes to set text and background colors. Maybe it's in the Registry somewhere.

Edit: Try in a cmd prompt:
Prompt <Enter>

with no params it should reset the default.
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05 May 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

How are you opening a Command Prompt? Perhaps the shortcut you are using is doing it?

What happens if you type cmd into the Run box?
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05 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

I was thinking of ansi.sys in the old Dos prompt. Actually now the color command can change foreground and background colors for the cmd prompt.

Get details by running
color /?
in the cmd prompt.
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06 May 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the advice!

I found my way in the registry, more precisely to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor, where the DefaultColor binary file had been changed (somehow O.o)
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