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How to change the command prompt start point.

Posted on 2004-04-15
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When I open the command prompt I want it to start at the root of c: not my current directory point (C:\documents and settings\%user>)

How do I do this?
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Question by:Scott YeahRight
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by:IceRaven
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These are set in the %homepath% and %homedrive% enviroment variables.  To change these in Win2000


A. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
B. Double-click the System icon.
C. Select the Advanced tab.
D. Select the Environment Variables button.
E. Add, edit or delete a variable.
F. Click OK.

Cheers,
IceRaven
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So in your case

homedrive = c:
homepath = \

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If you are using a shortcut to access your command prompt.

Make sure the working folder is c:\

This is set by right clickin the shortcut and clicking properties.

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Infact changeing the shortcut properties would be best because changeing the homepath may have other consiquences of which I am not aware.  I use the WinXP commandprompt powertoy myself.

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by:Scott YeahRight
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Shortcut did the trick. Thanks.
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Gad to have helped :)

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