The autocomplete in the command prompt and PowerShell is a handy feature in MS Windows 11, 10, 8.1, ... Desktop and Server OS!
Everyone knows the autocomplete in the run dialog , but if you prefer to use the command prompt, in this case there is also the option of the autocomplete for the command prompt via a simple solution. If you're typing long path names, just type the first few letters and press tab to auto-complete folder or file names.
The autocomplete in the command prompt and PowerShell!
For example, if I want to enter C:\Windows , just enter C:\Wi and then press the TAB key. Or if you enter C:\ Windows\ , the next subdirectory appears immediately after pressing the TAB key.
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As you can see, there is only one folder that starts with "Wi" , so it is automatically completed with added quotation marks. That's pretty neat. If you want to continue, just add another \ at the end and hit tab. Note that you can add the forward slash after the quotation mark and it will still work fine. You can advance through the various folders and files in a directory by simply pressing the TAB key. So if you type C: \ and then hold down the Tab key, you can cycle through all the folders and files in that path in alphabetical order, i.e. C: \ Documents and Settings, C: \ Program Files \, etc.
FAQ 62: Updated on: 26 August 2023 10:30