Auto-Complete feature in the Command Prompt

This tip explains how to use the Auto Complete feature in the Command Prompt.

  1. Log on as Administrator.
  2. Click

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  1. Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type Regedit and OK.
  3. Double click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  4. Double click SOFTWARE.
  5. Double click Microsoft.
  6. Double click Command Processor.
  7. In the right pane of Regedit, double click the 'CompletionChar' DWORD value.
  8. Type 9 click OK.
  9. Close Regedit.
  10. Click start/programs/accessories/command prompt.
  11. Type 'cd d' and hit the Tab key. The first folder that matches the 'd' letter is displayed (you can switch from folders pushing several times the Tab key).

This was first published in August 2005

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