command prompt missing in accessories folder

I used to have command prompt in my accessories folder but it is now missing. I need to run it in Administrator mode. I get the prompt when I use the Run option but I don't know how to get to the administrator mode.
Any help is appreciater./

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Hello All.

I am posting this after a lot of search for the solution on the internet but all in vain.

I am trying to run command prompt in windows 7 professional, but it is not appearing in front of me.

1. I tried to run it from Start --> Accessories --> Command Prompt
2. I tried to run by typing cmd on the start menu and then finding the .exe file
3. I tried to run using Run command by typing cmd in Run dialog box
4. I tried to run it from C:/Windows/system32 folder
5. I also tried to run it using right click and then selecting Run as Administrator

But whatever I tried to do I cannot see the command prompt window.

Also, when I run the task manager, I can only see the cmd.exe running in the 'processes tab' and that too one new process for each time I have clicked on the cmd.exe.
But it does not show cmd.exe in the 'applications tab' where it should be showing.

Please help me. This problem is bugging me for a long time now. And now I need to run for very urgent project of mine.

I have received a couple questions about "How do you build C++ projects in Windows without installing Visual Studio?". This video demonstrates the process but to explain it in a couple short steps:

Download and Install the Windows SDK*Open the Windows SDK command prompt**Browse to your project folderrun "vcupdate .vcproj"run "msbuild .vcxproj*Make sure that you check to enable the Windows Native Code Development section on the installer.

** Although it is not a best practice, I elevated my priviledges for the command prompt when I did the demo because I wanted to show that projects build right out of the SDK. Had I copied the folder to my desktop, I would not have needed to run the Windows SDK command prompt priviledged.

This task is really useful if you want to perform automated builds on your own machine or you need to perform builds on a machine that doesn't need Visual Studio, such as a build server. However, this is not really a substitution for having Visual Studio for development.

For more information about building using the Windows SDK, see the Microsoft Windows SDK Blog.


Fixes an issue in which the code page changes on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1. This issue occurs after you start a Windows-based application at a command prompt.


Fixes an issue in which the "echo %errorlevel%" command returns an incorrect error code. This issue occurs when you run the PowerShell script at the command prompt on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.


Hi all,

I did some digging and finally able to install windows xp mode and also installed MQ websphere 6.0 for my thesis. I am having few problems in running MQ series in xpmode, on a typical running on xp we used to do most of the operation in command prompt and path was also identified automatically. Now that i am running the software in XP Mode i wonder what i have to do to use it in command prompt. Please help me how to run operations from command prompt for a software running in Xp Mode.


At the moment I am using an xcopy command to copy all files with a certain extension to another folder. As the number of files in this folder increases I'd like to organise them into sub folders and have the directory structure mirrored. However I don't want the entire folder contents copied over as there are files not needed in the destination.

My command is currently this
Code: XCOPY "$(ProjectDir)usercontrols*.ascx" "......Websiteusercontrols" /Y If I organise my ascx files into sub directories, can xcopy recreate the structure but only copying the .ascx files needed in the destination. Or is there another command line utility that can do so.

Fixes an issue in which a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 crashes if a command prompt or a PowerShell console is opened and then closed many times. This issue occurs when you use a non-English input method.


How many times have I said...DON'T USE TORRENTS.

Well, desperate to get the latest build, I found one to be a .rar file which immediately made me suspicious. Another stupid *** thing I did was to not make sure the hashes were identical.

There were files called 4thmarch.exe and InstallsConvertor-303559_c3b3a02be03eddd6bf896ef9cc6662f8.exe.

These ARE virus infected. I extracted the contents of the extract.exe file using Universal Extractor.

If you're going for a torrent, download 1 single .iso file, nothing else....even this isn't a guarantee.

I removed the virus manually from the command prompt and in Safe Mode by delteing about 7 files in the root of the C: drive. 1 in the startup folder, three in msconfig, and 2 services.

Simply put.....BEWARE!!

From former Windows XP I know the so-called "Command prompt" terminal.

Where EXACTYL do I find this in Windows 7?

I searched now for a while but did not found it.


Hi all,

In UNIX, for changing the directory path, there is "cd" command. .This works fine in windows 7 too.. But the problem comes when we are trying to change the path using environment variables. .

In UNIX, cd $JAVA_HOME changes the path to the value set for JAVA_HOME,

Similarly is there any command in Windows which does the trick from command prompt for changing path using Environment variables. .

Please let us know if further info is needed. .

many thanks

So I am wiping my hard drive by booting with the Windows disk and going to command prompt. I successfully formatted drive C:, about 100 MB of system files and D:, about 500 GB or the bulk of my hard rive. These were the same hard drive, but separate partitions apparently. In Windows it just appears as C: altogether hiding the system files so you don't do something stupid. After I had cleared those two drives, I thought everything was gone until I remembered that it started me out in X:sources. I went back to it and was like what the heck is this? I went to the root directory, X: and typed dir for directory. There was an executable setup file, and four directories including the "sources" one, Program files, Windows, and Users. The whole drive was about 30,000,000 bytes which is I guess 30 MB. It's volume label was called "Boot". I tried to format it, and it said "Cannot format. This volume is write protected." What is this X: drive and is there a command to remove the write protection? Also, what would happen if I did eliminate this data? Could I still install Windows back from the DVD or would that not be possible without those them? I would appreciate any light anyone can shed on this.

So you know how in XP you can send messages trough the command prompt with "net send xx.xx.xx.xx what`s up", i googled a little and looked the help in cmd but didnt make it work. Do you have any ideas?
This is the help menu so you dont have to do it

And not to make another topic, what`s with the double quotes thing(i mean i write one but they dont appear and when push the button one more time appear 2 double quotes)?

I ran one of the performance reports today, which claims I have a disk with the dirty bit set. Recommended running chkdsk..... Fired up a command prompt and typed

chkdsk v: /f/r/x

And got:
Access Denied as you do not have sufficient privileges.
You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.

SO, I right-clicked and ran the command prompt as an Administrator. EVEN THOUGH I'M ALREADY AN ADMINISTRATOR.

Got exactly the same result.

Went into the command properties and SET the thing to "Run as Administrator".

Same result.

UAC is turned OFF.

There are days with Windows 7 where I feel like everything is 2 steps forward and 1 step back. How do I make it let me do a simple chkdsk - no I DON'T want to set something to have it run at boot, or go find some 3rd party program to do the same thing. I just want to run chkdsk from this box from a command windows.

How do I do this?

Does anyone know the correct command from the run box or the command prompt
to run a Norton viral scan in Win XP? I'm having compatibility issues with
NSW 2003 can't scan and LU won't work. I know scans are available at
Norton's and other AV company sites. I can't fix Live Update via their KB
1812 to do it , including manual uninstlal and reinstall, which is Norton
Symantec's universal solution to hundreds of problems or the renaming LU
file and downloading a current one so I can't get their update for XP SP2
since they won't put it on their site and insist on delivering it via LU.

Norton Live Update Downloads

Error: "LU1812: An update failed to install. A program that was part of this
update failed when it ran. This update was not applied." uild=Symantec

I called Norton and their Tech Support gave me the command "navwnt32" for
running a scan from the run box and command prompt in XP that does not work.
I haven't been able to find it anywhere on their site.

*Two other antivirus programs accessible by Dos--I was curious about these*

1) I wondered if these still will work in the dos emulation environment of
Win XP?
2) Would they conflict with NAV program or cause any other problems--I'm
just looking for alternative scans.

--Could I use them without causing problems for the parts of NAV that do
work--the main ones--Autoprotect (which also blocks scripts and scans
emails) and Email Scanning, File Scanning and Script Blocking--the
duplicative programs that do the same thing auto protect does that Symantec
hypes to the public with those names.

VSAFE--loads the VSAFE program into memory where it watchs (I don't know how
efficiently) for viral activity with its 8 or so switches.

MSAV--MS Antivirus typing C:msav c: /c


Chad Harris

If this one is old hat to some of you, I'm sorry, but I had never seen this one before. In the current issue of Scot Finnie's Newsletter, he describes a help function for the Windows XP Command Prompt. There is however, what I believe to be a typo in the command he says to use. On my system I had to change his %windir% to read %systemroot% and it brings up some help as in the attachment.

While using the command prompt in Windows 7, is there a way to get a list of the drive letters that have drives? For example, I want to find the USB flash drive on a system without having to try f:, then g:, then h:, etc.


Actually I have several problems which all developed in the past 2 weeks or so. The most troublesome one is disappearing folders. Up until a couple of weeks ago I could create folders in Program Files (X86) with no trouble, now I have run explorer as an administrator. I understand that even though I don't know what caused the change. The problem is that sub-folders that I created under these folders or that I created under folders already installed do not appear when I go to the folder. Example: If I had created a folder under NetZeroPreLoader called "documents". This "documents" folder would not be shown now.

To try to find my real folders I have checked in Explorer and even looked in the properties. The folders are not hidden, but are just not found by Explorer. I even went to the command prompt and to the folder where the sub-folders are and ran the old DOS command dir /o/p and the folders do not appear. Fortunately I have a program called PowerFile that will show them. I copied my folders to another drive so I won't lose them, but that doesn't explain why Win7 doesn't see them.

At the same time this problem appeared two other minor difficulties showed up. I use Avant Browser which is a tabbed front-end for IE. If I try to print to my default printer which is a laser and it is in power saver mode I get a popup that says I don't have rights to use the printer and to contact the system administrator. The printers window pops up at the same time and add printer is highlighted. My other printer will not show any option other than cancel either. I performed two tests to gather info on this. First, I made sure the printer was in power saver mode and tried to print from IE and got the same results. I then changed my default printer to an inkjet that does not have a power saving mode. I could print from either application to it. I then went to printer properties and in security gave everyone all rights to the printer. This solved the problem, but again doesn't explain why suddenly the problem appeared.

Second minor difficulty- My homepage is my work email site. We use Exchange and I am accessing it via Outlook Web Access. Avant Browser is set up to open a new tab if I click on a favorite or type an address in the address block so the email tab is always open. I also use AI RoboForm as my username/password manager. If a site asks for my username and password the RoboForm window pops up. At the same time the above two difficulties appeared I noticed that on some sites when I would click the back button the RoboForm window would appear with my work email passcard highlighted asking if I want to login. If I go to the first tab I will find the email login page. If I click the forward button I will move back to the email screen. The back button is moving the wrong tab to an earlier view. Since I had installed an Avant update around the time all the problems occurred I went back to the version I had previously been using and which had not exhibited the back button affecting the wrong tab. This version now has the problem as well. It is not consistent and I haven't seen it often enough to establish if it happens only on certain sites, after email has arrived, or some other particular circumstance.

The minors are just that minor and now that I know what to expect I can work around them. The disappearing folders is more problematic. If I had not had PowerFile I would not have been able to recover the almost 200MB of data that is in the various folders that Win7 will not show. I am assuming (a dangerous thing, but I have no other recourse) that some update from MS has caused these three problems and maybe more that I have not yet discovered. Has anyone else had these difficulties and more important does anyone know how to get Win7 to see my folders. Moving them to another drive is inconvenient to say the least. I did create a new sub-folder when running as administrator and Win7 will show it with no difficulty, so I can transfer my files back to the (X86) area, but I don't want to take the chance of this sort of thing becoming a regular occurrence.

Is there any way to empty the recycle bin in NT 4.0 from a command prompt? I know this can be done via API calls, but I would like to be able to empty the bin from a .cmd file.

Thank you,

Is it possible to save a file from the Command prompt to the Desktop? Or do they live in different worlds?