Add auto-complete to your command prompt

This tip explains how to use auto-complete at the command prompt -- an important short-cut that many don't take advantage of.

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Using the auto-complete feature at the command prompt is an important time saver that many don't take full advantage of. To enable it you must first logon as an administrator. Then, follow these simple steps:
  1. Click 'Start' and 'Run'.
  2. Enter 'Regedit' and press enter.
  3. Expand 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE'.
  4. Expand 'SOFTWARE' and then 'Microsoft' and finally 'Command Processor'.
  5. On the right side, double-click the 'CompletionChar'.
  6. Enter the value as '9' and close regedit.

This was first published in October 2002

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