Thursday, October 4, 2007

Registry: Enable Automatic Complete in Command Prompt (cmd.exe)

Press TAB to auto-complete filename or folder path in cmd. However, it will not auto-complete commands.

1. Start -> Run
2. Type in regedit, and press ENTER
3. Goto
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor
4. Modify CompletionChar to 0x9 (TAB key)
5. Restart cmd.exe (you do not need to restart Windows)

How to Enable Automatic Complete for the Command Prompt (Cmd.exe)
Windows 2000 Registry Reference - CompletionChar
Windows 2000 Registry Reference - PathCompletionChar

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