Is there is a way to open very long name file from command Prompt in easy way ? rather than
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If you are a Windows power user who frequently needs to use the command prompt regularly, then you find it useful to turn on auto-complete in command prompt. If you want to make the change permanent, you will have to edit the Windows Registry.
File name completion and folder name completion are quick-search features of the Windows command processor or cmd.exe. Auto-complete for CMD.exe is not enabled by default in Windows – you have to enable it.
If auto-complete in Windows command prompt with the Tab key is not already enabled by default in the version of Windows that you are using, you can activate auto-complete permanently or for the current session only by following these instructions.
Activate auto-complete in CMD temporarily
To activate auto-complete in CMD for the current user for the current command session, open Run box, type
cmd /fand press Enter. The
/fswitch, enables or disables file and directory name completion characters.
Now press Ctrl+D to complete the folder name or Ctrl+F to complete a file name. Keep pressing this key combination and see the file names change.
To deactivate automatic complete, type
Turn on auto-complete in CMD permanently
To enable auto-complete permanently in command prompt, run
regeditto open the Registry Editor, and navigate to the following registry key:
You will have to edit the
CompletionCharvalue. The default is 40 in Hexadecimal. Set the value of
9. This will enable folder name completion.
Next, double-click on
PathCompletionCharand change its value to
This will set the Tab key as the control character.
If you want to use the same control characters that you use for a single command session as mentioned in the first part of this post, then set the values as follows:
- 4 for Ctrl+D
- 6 for Ctrl+F
The file name auto-completion feature will work on folders too, because Windows will search for the complete path and match against both file and folder names.