I'm using dir command in a command prompt to export file & folders names, but I encounter problems with some Spanish characters: á é í ñ ó.

My code page is 437, how can I change it to 850?

  • Your question seems to be about Windows 7, not the MS-DOS operating system. Please remove the "ms-dos" tag, and rephrase your question to refer to the "command line". – TOOGAM Nov 24 '16 at 16:24

Use the chcp command:

Chcp [codepage]

So you would use the following command in cmd:

Chcp 850

I assume you mean Command Prompt when you say MS-DOS.

Source: http://ss64.com/nt/chcp.html

  • Great! Thanks twice, not just it worked, but the link provided indicated that the right code I was looking for was 1252 (West European Latin)! – Pegaso Nov 24 '16 at 17:41

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