Useful Windows Command Prompt Tricks You Might Not Know

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 its different tweaks and tricks. So, to make your Windows Command Prompt experience better, in this article, we are going to tell you about some useful Command Prompt tricks that’ll save some extra clicks.

 

Run multiple commands

If you are feeling the need to run two commands after another, you can do so easily. You just need to put “&&” between each command and save some time. For example, here’s how to run ipconfig and paint: ipconfig && dir.

 

See PC driver list

Using a simple command, you can see all the drives installed on your computer. All you need to do is run driverquery command and you’ll be seeing a list of all the drivers along with their name, type, and other information.

 

Abort a command

What if you have press enter and you need to stop a 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.

 

Make your Command Prompt colorful

You can change the color of your Command Prompt to make it look colorful. Use can perform this easy change by right-clicking at the top corners of the Command Prompt and select Properties. There, find the Colors tab and look for the options to change the background and text color.

 

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.

 

Send an output to clipboard

Very often you might have felt the need to save the output of a command? Usually, people use copy and paste. However, using a simple command, you can send the command’s output to the clipboard. Here’s how to send the ipconfig information: ipconfig | clip.

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