It can be annoying to type long path names at the DOS command prompt. To avoid having to do so in Windows, you can enable DOS's auto-completion feature, which is included with every Windows NT (and later) operating system.
Here's how to enable auto-completion:
Go to the registry editor and navigate to the key:
Find the CompletionChar
item and set its value to 9
That's it. Now return to the DOS prompt to try out the enabled auto-completion feature. Here's an example. Suppose you're at the root folder c:\
and want to change to the Documents and Settings
folder. Now you can just type cd doc
, and press TAB.
DOS will complete the path for you, expanding the doc
that you typed into cd "Documents and Settings"