Command Prompt Commands in Windows 7

Command Prompt Commands in Windows 7
Command Prompt Commands in Windows 7

Below is a complete list of commands, also known as CMD commands, available from the Command Prompt in Windows 7, as well as Windows Vista.

ARP: Used to display or change entries in the ARP cache.

ASSOC: Displays or modifies file extension associations.

ATTRIB: Displays of changes file attributes.

BREAK: Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.

BCDBOOT: Used to copy critical files to the system.

BCDEDIT: Sets properties in boot database to control boot loading.

CACLS: Shows or changes access control lists (ACLs) of files.

CALL: Calls a batch program from another.

CD: Shows the name of or changes a current directory.

CHCP: Displays or sets the active code page number.

CHDIR: Displays the name of or changes the current directory.

CHKDSK: Checks a disk and displays a status report.

CHKNTFS: Displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.

CHOICE: Batch file command that allows users to select from a set of options.

CIPHER: Displays or alters the encryption of directories (files) on NTFS partitions.

CLIP: Redirects output of another command to the Windows clipboard.

CLS: Clears the screen.

CMD: Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.

CMDKEY: Creates, lists and deletes stored user names and passwords or credentials.

COLOR: Sets the default console colors.

COMP: Compares the contents of two files or sets of files byte-be-byte.

COMPACT: Displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.

CONVERT: Converts FAT volumes to NTFS.  You cannot convert the current drive.

COPY: Copies one or more files to another location.

DATE: Displays or sets the date.

DEFRAG: Disk defragmenter accessory.

DEL: Deletes one or more files.

DIR: Displays a list of files and sub-directories in a directory.

DISKCOMP: Compares the contents of two floppy disks.

DISKCOPY: Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.

DISKPART: Displays or configures Disk Partition properties.

DOSKEY: Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and creates macros.

DRIVERQUERY: Displays current device driver status and properties.

ECHO: Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.

ENDLOCAL: Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file.

ERASE: Deletes one or more files.

EXIT: Quits and closes the command shell.

EXPAND: Expands compressed files.

FC: Compared two files or sets of files, and displays the differences between them.

FIND: Searches for a text string in a file or files.

FINDSTR: Searches for strings in files.

FOR: Runs a specified command for each item in a set.

FORFILES: Selects files in a folder for batch processing.

FORMAT: Formats a disk for use with Windows.

FSUTIL: Displays or configures the file system properties.

FTYPE: Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations.

GOTO: Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in a batch program.

GPRESULT: Displays Group Policy information for machine or User.

GRAFTABL: Enables Windows to display an extended character set in graphics mode.

HELP: Provides Help information for Windows commands.

ICACLS: Display, modify, backup, or restore ACLs for files and directories.

IF: Performs conditional processing in batch programs.

IPCONFIG: Displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values.

LABEL: Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.

MD: Creates a directory.

MKDIR: Creates a directory.

MKLINK: Creates Symbolic Links and Hard Links.

MODE: Configures a system device.

MORE: Displays output one screen at a time.

MOVE: Moves one or more files from one directory to another directory.

OPENFILES: Queries, displays, or disconnects open files or files opened by network users.

PATH: Displays or sets a search path for executable files.

PAUSE: Suspends processing of a batch file.

POPD: Restores the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD.

PRINT: Prints a text file.

PROMPT: Changes the Windows command prompt.

PUSHD: Saves the current directory then changes it.

RD: Removes a directory.

RECOVER: Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.

REM: Designates comments (remarks) in batch files.

REN: Renames a file or files.

RENAME: Renames a file or files.

REPLACE: Replaces files.

RMDIR: Removes a directory.

ROBOCOPY: Advanced utility to copy files and directory trees.

SET: Displays, sets, or removes environment variables for current session.

SETLOCAL: Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.

SETX: Sets environment variables.

SC: Displays or configures services (background processes).

SCHTASKS: Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer.

SHIFT: Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.

SHUTDOWN: Allows proper local or remote shutdown of machine.

SORT: Sort input.

START: Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.

SUBST: Associates a path with a drive letter.

SYSTEMINFO: Displays machine specific properties and configuration.

TAKEOWN: Allows an administrator to take ownership of a file.

TASKLIST: Displays all currently running tasks including services.

TASKKILL: Kill running process or application.

TIME: Displays or sets the system time.

TIMEOUT: Pauses the command processor for the specified number of seconds.

TITLE: Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.

TREE: Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive or path.

TYPE: Displays the contents of a text file.

VER: Displays the Windows version.

VERIFY: Tells Windows whether to verify that your files are written correctly t a disk.

VOL: Displays a disk volume label and serial number.

VSSADMIN: Volume Shadow Copy Service Administration tool.

WHERE: Displays the location of files that match a search pattern.

WMIC: Displays WMI information inside interactive command shell.

XCOPY: Copies files and directory trees.

XWIZARD: Is used to register data in Windows, often from a pre-configured XML file.

I tried hard to include every single command available within the Command Prompt in Windows 7 in my list above but I certainly could have missed one. If I did, please let me know so I can add it.

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