Setting CMD startup directory

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Guru-Choc, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. Guru-Choc

    Guru-Choc Guest

    How can you adjust the directory that CMD starts in, can't seem to find it in the preferences anywhere.
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    I don't think you can modify where it starts in if you just type in cmd at the run prompt.

    However if you have it as a shortcut or icon in your quick launch bar you can just right click and change where it starts from there, but other then that I don't think you can change it.
  3. Guru-Choc

    Guru-Choc Guest

    Yes that worked, putting a shortcut and setting the start directory. I love some things in XP, but boy there are some dumb things too :)
  4. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    Glad Q's idea worked for you. Also if you haven't already noticed, while viewing in windows explorer, if you right click on a folder, the menu will have "Open Command Window Here"

    Just another tip.

  5. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    no it doesn't, not unless you put the feature in yourself
  6. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

    San Diego, California
    i have it don't remember changing anything in my right clicker lately
  7. motordude

    motordude Guest

    mine was there by default as well
  8. CrashX

    CrashX Guest

    I have posted a tweak(reg) in this forum that does this ..