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Windows 10 Command Prompt

Command Prompt is a command line interface used to execute commands. Commands are usually typed in by the user at a command prompt.

windows 10 command prompt

To open the command prompt, type CMD into the search field on the bottom left of your screen. Select ‘run as administrator’. Enter your administrator password if prompted.

open command prompt

Here, you can enter your commands at the prompt…

windows 10 command prompt labelled

For example:

command prompt command

Press enter to execute the command.

Common Commands

Command
Description
Copy
copy [file] [destination dir]
eg: copy letter.doc letters
Move
move [file] [destination dir]
eg: move letter.doc letters
Dir
List contents of directory
/w
/a
CD
Change Directory
cd [directory name]
eg: cd letters
CD..
Go up a directory