Currently when I use cmd.exe the red color is too dark and the blue and green colors don't apears. In other computers I don't have this problem. Using c:/windows/syswow64/cmd.exe in my computer I don't have this problem.

Previously I didn't change anything.

How I get normal colors?

The answers of the question How to reset the looks of the Command Prompt window, in Windows? refers to reset all the look. I need only to undertand the colors.

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    I don't want to reset all. I want to talk about colors – Emilio Platzer Jul 4 '16 at 16:49
  • Please edit and provide a screenshot to help us understand your problem. – DavidPostill Jul 4 '16 at 17:33
  • I thought that this question doesn't already have a complete answer. – Emilio Platzer Jul 4 '16 at 23:22
  • @magicandre1981, My question and the anwer is similar but not the same. It has a refined need and the answer has more information. – Emilio Platzer Jul 6 '16 at 1:03

Based on How to reset the looks of the Command Prompt window, in Windows? and others sources I obtain a more precise answer:

To change colors in cmd

I went to window register and look at two entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\%SystemRoot%_system32_cmd.exe

In the second one I have the normal colors. In the first one I have several color definition with the value 000000 (that corresponds with black), thats the reason beause I didn't see green and blue colors.

  • ColorTable00 = 000000 (black)
  • ColorTable01 = 800000 (blue)
  • ColorTable02 = 008000 (green)
  • ColorTable03 = 808000 (cyan)
  • ColorTable04 = 000080 (red)
  • ColorTable05 = 800080 (magenta)
  • ColorTable06 = 008080 (yellow)
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