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Actually I want to go to folder Microsoft Office in Program Files through my command prompt.

But When I go to the Program Files, cmd prompt shows me only two choices viz.

"Windows Alerter" 


"Windows Common Files". 

There are many other folders too, but it doesn't shows it.

Typing the whole name also didn't work.

It says, system cannot find the path specified.

Please help. Thanks.

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Any chance you're on a 64-bit system? If that's the case, you would have Program Files and Program Files (x86). –  nerdwaller Jan 17 '13 at 7:35
Any chance you are on the wrong partition? I have a 64-bit system. I see both Program Files and Program Files (x86) neither has a Windows Alerter sub-folder. –  Guy Thomas Jan 17 '13 at 8:56

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As nerdwaller suggested, 64bit systems have both Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders. Try both, and see if the folders show. Also, try using your Tab key when typing out folder names. This auto-completes file / folder names, and will help against spelling errors or situations where quotes are required. Lastly, try running cmd as Administrator, and see if this solves it.

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Firstly, find the folder in explorer, then copy the path into cmd to make sure it is right.

Then try cding to it (the /d is to change drives, incase your working directory is on another one).

cd /d "C:\Program Files"

Or cd to the drive where Program Files is and type dir to make sure it is there.

cd /d C:\

Failing that, I can only assume something has gone horribly wrong with cmd :)

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Your computer is infected with this malware: http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=Win32/Wecykler

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What can be done? –  vonbrand Mar 13 '13 at 9:25

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