To some of you, Windows Command Prompt might look like a black and white world. But, the experienced users know the power of Command Prompt and use different cool command hacks and tricks.
So, to make your Windows Command Prompt experience better, in this article, BangsTech will be showing you some useful Command Prompt tricks that’ll save some extra clicks.
1. Open Command Prompt from Run Window
Pres Window +R, then type cmd and press enter. This is best methods for opening the command prompt in PC.
2. Run multiple commands
If you are feeling the need to run two commands one after the other, you can do so easily. Add this to your collection of CMD hacks. You just need to put “&&” between each command and save some time. For example, here’s how to run ipconfig and paint.
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ipconfig && mspaint
3. Change Command Prompt Color Fonts
If you want green fonts type COLOR A command in command prompt.
4. Use Function keys and become a pro user
One out of the very useful CMD tricks is to use function keys. There is a lot these keys can do to improve your CMD experience.
Here’s the list:
5. Create Wi-Fi hotspot right from the command prompt
Before opening the Command Prompt to execute the commands needed for this, you need to open Control Panel and find Change adapter settings in the Network and Sharing option. There, click on the connection you are using and click on Properties. Now find the sharing tab and check the option “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.”
Now open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges and enter the following command:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Yourhotspotname key=yourpassword
After it’s enabled, enter the following command to start the Wi-Fi hotspot
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
To stop it, simply enter this command:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork“.
If you’re using Windows 10?
Windows 10 comes with a built-in tool that lets users create a WiFi hotspot.
6. Abort a command
This handy Windows CMD trick comes to rescue when you have pressed the enter key, and you need to stop the command in its tracks? To do it, you need to do a Ctrl+C. However, it isn’t a magic trick that can undo an undoable thing.
7. View Your Computer’s IP and other Network Information
Type ipconfig/all in command prompt for getting all info about your computer network.
8. Open Command Prompt window from any Folder Location
Browser any folder and right click on any folder holding Shift button, Select open command window here and you are able to open the command prompt from that location.
9. Scan system files for problems
The sfc /scannow command runs a system file checker tool that scans Windows system files and looks for problems. If some files are missing or corrupted, this command fixes them
10. Fix issues with DNS resolver cache
You might be knowing that DNS is an important thing you can’t ignore when connecting to the internet. To access websites faster, your computer usually maintains a local DNS resolver cache. But sometimes, the cache might get corrupt and you may not be able to access your favorite sites.
In that case, you can try this Windows command prompt trick to save the day. You can use the Ipconfig utility to remove the DNS cache.
11. Paste any Text in Command Prompt
Press Ctrl+V button or right click on command prompt window and select paste option.
12. See all info using the help on cmd
Type Help to see al commands
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