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I have to assume I was confused about the directory I was working in, but when I initially installed Win8, I would swear that I had %PATH% tab completion. As in >pi tab becomes >ping. Was I dreaming, or did I do something since then that broke it?

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This is true for the Powershell console, but not I pelieve for cmd. – EBGreen Sep 20 '12 at 15:13
Do you mean that you want it to find items even when they’re not in the current directory? If so, then no, there’s no way to do that with the command-prompt, but you could try a third-party version like Console2 or something (I don't think they support that either, but you could try requesting the feature). – Synetech Sep 21 '12 at 15:06
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You were using PowerShell, Command Prompt doesnt support tab completion natively.

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Well, it was a while ago, and I suppose I could have confused my memory. I don't like powershell so much, so I don't know why I would have been using it. Oh well. – Thomas Sep 21 '12 at 18:11

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