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Search Functionality in the Command Prompt

Posted By Andrew On January 28, 2010 @ 10:04 AM In Desktop Enhancement | No Comments

You read that right – you can actually search for stuff in your Command Prompt, which surprised the heck out of me, too.

Here’s what you do:

Open a Command Prompt by going to Start and then typing in cmd in your search bar. You should see something like this at the top:

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Press Enter and a Command Prompt should open up.

Now say you’re looking for a specific file somewhere in your file tree. Just Right-Click anywhere on the Command Prompt screen and select “Find…”. Type in what you’re looking for and the query should become highlighted!

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Somebody at Microsoft must still have love for the Command Prompt!

~Andrew


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