windows command prompt [change starting directory]

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windows command prompt [change starting directory]

Postby metulburr » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:00 pm

This is a quick tutorial to change your command prompt auto start directory. Lets assume the directory starts in:
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C:\Windows\System32

and you always change directory back to
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 C:\Python33

At this point it is highly a convenience change for beginners with the command line, and thats it. You can go the GUI way or just insert a command in the command prompt (see below)

1) type in start:
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regedit.exe

and click on response, which should bring you to the registry editor

2) in the registry editor navigate path to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Command Processor

3)
which should have DefualtColor, Default, etc. etc. etc. If no autorun create one by right clicking... New -> string value
rename to
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autorun

right click on it again, and choose modify
in Value data: insert
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cd /d C:\Python33

If there is an autorun string value already, then just change existing one

Or to simplify the whole thing just execute this in your command prompt:
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reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor" /v autorun /t REG_SZ /d
"cd /d c:\Python33"


4) open a new command prompt and it should auto change directory to the directory you specify, which in this case is C:\
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