Need cmd to come up with the tool bar/name bar

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I wasn't
getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most appropriate
alternative.

On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka dos
emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to configure
it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not using cmd
in full screen mode.

I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want the
name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and click
normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.

That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the options
tab>display options>
window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.

Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?

Best,

Chad Harris
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    cmd.exe might be corrupt.

    Try this.

    Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
    Double click on cmd.exe there and see if it opens different than typing cmd
    from the Run box.

    Typing cmd from the Run box opens C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe.

    If it does, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32 locate cmd.exe and drag it to
    your desktop. Windows File Protection will replace the moved cmd.exe with a
    copy from C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache delete the copy that's on your
    desktop.

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:ehhmD7BpFHA.3364@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    Chad Harris <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
    > On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a couple weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    > prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka dos
    > emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    > configure it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am
    > not using cmd in full screen mode.
    >
    > I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    > properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want the
    > name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and click
    > normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >
    > That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the options
    > tab>display options>
    > window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >
    > Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Chad Harris
    > ______________________________________

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:uFulfHDpFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    Chad Harris <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
    > I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I
    > wasn't getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most
    > appropriate alternative.
    >
    > On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    > prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka dos
    > emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    > configure it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am
    > not using cmd in full screen mode.
    >
    > I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    > properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want the
    > name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and click
    > normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >
    > That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the options
    > tab>display options>
    > window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >
    > Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Chad Harris
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Robert VA:

    Appreciate your trying to help. Sorry if I was misled by title of group and
    making some connection to basic dos group that I thought might help my
    basically simple problem.
    http://www.ggentilejoe.eurobell.co.uk/Text/basic.htm

    I'm striving for that good 'ole fashioned David Candy Clarity as in
    HKLM_CRYSTAL CLEAR_CANDY_PRECISION R US with the D_Word Value "SAY WHAT?"
    I guess it's like the Supreme Court's definition of pornography--ya know it
    when ya see it they said.

    "Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close buttons
    at the right end)?"

    ***Absolutely that's right Robert. That's what I want to change. I used to
    get it. I can get it with "command" in run box.***

    "Are you getting the same context menu right clicking on the title bar that
    you get when right clicking on the remainder of the command line window?
    What about when you left click on
    the icon at the left end of the title bar?"

    ***YES.***

    ***When I right click on the command line window interestingly it creates a
    paste of the last sentence of text I typed at the command line. Repeat right
    clicks on the window repeats the text paste.

    When I left click the small icon I get the same thing that I get when you
    normally click on the title bar and when I right click on the minimized icon
    for the cmd prompt at the task bar***.

    "Unfortunately someone thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was
    clever."

    ***Gee who could have done that--the large company at Redmond, Washington
    who speaks MSDNese?***

    When I type cmd into run box I don't get a name bar from which I can right
    click and edit or use properties to change the appearance of the cmd prompt,
    but I do get one when I use command in the run box. I tried to state this
    clearly. I could upload the image to image shack but if you right click the
    BLUE usually title bar at the top of the WINDOW when you type cmd to bring
    up dos emulation in XP you can right click it to get the dialogue box I
    described. Try it and you'll see.

    The dialogue box I refer to from right click the name bar on the cmd prompt
    window has tabs:
    Options/Font/Layout/Colors. The Options tab would seem to be the place to
    change this but it does not for me--(Display Options--Window instead of full
    screen.)

    Perhaps John Eddy Microsoft Newsgroups Administrator who can be reached at
    johneddy@microsoft.com could change this if some of the regulars on this
    group emailed him.
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    MSFT pays big bucks to a bevy of language specialists who draw paychecks at
    the Redmond campus including Lili Cheng who is by trade an architect whose
    team has been borrowed from MSFT Research to work on interactivity in Vista.
    You are identifying a symptom at MSFT that shows up in the Windoz OS with
    menus that are hardly intuitive and 6-7 entities named Messenger. I would
    address the name ambiguity to the gentlman responsible for administering
    these groups and why hasn't anyone?

    Lili Cheng's apparently discontinued weblog:

    http://raindrop.msresearch.us/users/lilich/default.aspx

    Lili Cheng Moved to Vista from MSFT Research:
    http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1808279,00.asp

    Tia,

    Chad Harris
    ___________________________________________________________________


    "RobertVA" <robert_c72AThotmail@invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:%23Vu57LEpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Chad Harris wrote:
    >> I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I
    >> wasn't getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most
    >> appropriate alternative.
    >>
    >> On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    >> prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka
    >> dos
    >> emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    >> configure
    >> it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not using
    >> cmd
    >> in full screen mode.
    >>
    >> I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    >> properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want
    >> the
    >> name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and click
    >> normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >>
    >> That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the
    >> options
    >> tab>display options>
    >> window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >>
    >> Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Chad Harris
    >
    > You're not likely to get much attention in this BASIC programming language
    > for DOS environment newsgroup either. Unfortunately someone thought the
    > BASIC acronym for a language name was clever.
    >
    > Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    > window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    > buttons at the right end)? Are you getting the same context menu right
    > clicking on the title bar that you get when right clicking on the
    > remainder of the command line window? What about when you left click on
    > the icon at the left end of the title bar?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    command in Run box opens command.com.
    cmd in the Run box opens cmd.exe.
    Two different programs.

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:ul%23YxoGpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    Chad Harris <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
    > Robert VA:
    >
    > Appreciate your trying to help. Sorry if I was misled by title of group
    > and making some connection to basic dos group that I thought might help my
    > basically simple problem.
    > http://www.ggentilejoe.eurobell.co.uk/Text/basic.htm
    >
    > I'm striving for that good 'ole fashioned David Candy Clarity as in
    > HKLM_CRYSTAL CLEAR_CANDY_PRECISION R US with the D_Word Value "SAY WHAT?"
    > I guess it's like the Supreme Court's definition of pornography--ya know
    > it when ya see it they said.
    >
    > "Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    > window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    > buttons at the right end)?"
    >
    > ***Absolutely that's right Robert. That's what I want to change. I used
    > to get it. I can get it with "command" in run box.***
    >
    > "Are you getting the same context menu right clicking on the title bar
    > that you get when right clicking on the remainder of the command line
    > window? What about when you left click on
    > the icon at the left end of the title bar?"
    >
    > ***YES.***
    >
    > ***When I right click on the command line window interestingly it creates
    > a paste of the last sentence of text I typed at the command line. Repeat
    > right clicks on the window repeats the text paste.
    >
    > When I left click the small icon I get the same thing that I get when you
    > normally click on the title bar and when I right click on the minimized
    > icon for the cmd prompt at the task bar***.
    >
    > "Unfortunately someone thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was
    > clever."
    >
    > ***Gee who could have done that--the large company at Redmond, Washington
    > who speaks MSDNese?***
    >
    > When I type cmd into run box I don't get a name bar from which I can right
    > click and edit or use properties to change the appearance of the cmd
    > prompt, but I do get one when I use command in the run box. I tried to
    > state this clearly. I could upload the image to image shack but if you
    > right click the BLUE usually title bar at the top of the WINDOW when you
    > type cmd to bring up dos emulation in XP you can right click it to get
    > the dialogue box I described. Try it and you'll see.
    >
    > The dialogue box I refer to from right click the name bar on the cmd
    > prompt window has tabs:
    > Options/Font/Layout/Colors. The Options tab would seem to be the place to
    > change this but it does not for me--(Display Options--Window instead of
    > full screen.)
    >
    > Perhaps John Eddy Microsoft Newsgroups Administrator who can be reached at
    > johneddy@microsoft.com could change this if some of the regulars on this
    > group emailed him.
    >
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    ____
    >
    > MSFT pays big bucks to a bevy of language specialists who draw paychecks
    > at the Redmond campus including Lili Cheng who is by trade an architect
    > whose team has been borrowed from MSFT Research to work on interactivity
    > in Vista. You are identifying a symptom at MSFT that shows up in the
    > Windoz OS with menus that are hardly intuitive and 6-7 entities named
    > Messenger. I would address the name ambiguity to the gentlman
    > responsible for administering these groups and why hasn't anyone?
    >
    > Lili Cheng's apparently discontinued weblog:
    >
    > http://raindrop.msresearch.us/users/lilich/default.aspx
    >
    > Lili Cheng Moved to Vista from MSFT Research:
    > http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1808279,00.asp
    >
    > Tia,
    >
    > Chad Harris
    > ___________________________________________________________________
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "RobertVA" <robert_c72AThotmail@invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23Vu57LEpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Chad Harris wrote:
    >>> I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I
    >>> wasn't getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most
    >>> appropriate alternative.
    >>>
    >>> On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    >>> prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka
    >>> dos
    >>> emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    >>> configure
    >>> it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not using
    >>> cmd
    >>> in full screen mode.
    >>>
    >>> I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    >>> properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want
    >>> the
    >>> name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and
    >>> click normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >>>
    >>> That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the
    >>> options
    >>> tab>display options>
    >>> window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >>>
    >>> Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >>>
    >>> Best,
    >>>
    >>> Chad Harris
    >>
    >> You're not likely to get much attention in this BASIC programming
    >> language for DOS environment newsgroup either. Unfortunately someone
    >> thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was clever.
    >>
    >> Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >> buttons at the right end)? Are you getting the same context menu right
    >> clicking on the title bar that you get when right clicking on the
    >> remainder of the command line window? What about when you left click on
    >> the icon at the left end of the title bar?
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I know that Wes. It was cmd.exe that was corrupted, because command opened
    with the title bar. But I have a hard time distinguishing between them.
    Explanations I have looked up are not clear to me. I notice that command
    has C:\DOCUME~1\CHA~1>l (short for Chad) at the prompt. I wonder why?

    Tia,

    Chad Harris
    ________________________________


    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:uj6IE2GpFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > command in Run box opens command.com.
    > cmd in the Run box opens cmd.exe.
    > Two different programs.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:ul%23YxoGpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    > Chad Harris <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
    >> Robert VA:
    >>
    >> Appreciate your trying to help. Sorry if I was misled by title of group
    >> and making some connection to basic dos group that I thought might help
    >> my
    >> basically simple problem.
    >> http://www.ggentilejoe.eurobell.co.uk/Text/basic.htm
    >>
    >> I'm striving for that good 'ole fashioned David Candy Clarity as in
    >> HKLM_CRYSTAL CLEAR_CANDY_PRECISION R US with the D_Word Value "SAY
    >> WHAT?"
    >> I guess it's like the Supreme Court's definition of pornography--ya know
    >> it when ya see it they said.
    >>
    >> "Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >> buttons at the right end)?"
    >>
    >> ***Absolutely that's right Robert. That's what I want to change. I used
    >> to get it. I can get it with "command" in run box.***
    >>
    >> "Are you getting the same context menu right clicking on the title bar
    >> that you get when right clicking on the remainder of the command line
    >> window? What about when you left click on
    >> the icon at the left end of the title bar?"
    >>
    >> ***YES.***
    >>
    >> ***When I right click on the command line window interestingly it creates
    >> a paste of the last sentence of text I typed at the command line. Repeat
    >> right clicks on the window repeats the text paste.
    >>
    >> When I left click the small icon I get the same thing that I get when you
    >> normally click on the title bar and when I right click on the minimized
    >> icon for the cmd prompt at the task bar***.
    >>
    >> "Unfortunately someone thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was
    >> clever."
    >>
    >> ***Gee who could have done that--the large company at Redmond, Washington
    >> who speaks MSDNese?***
    >>
    >> When I type cmd into run box I don't get a name bar from which I can
    >> right
    >> click and edit or use properties to change the appearance of the cmd
    >> prompt, but I do get one when I use command in the run box. I tried to
    >> state this clearly. I could upload the image to image shack but if you
    >> right click the BLUE usually title bar at the top of the WINDOW when you
    >> type cmd to bring up dos emulation in XP you can right click it to get
    >> the dialogue box I described. Try it and you'll see.
    >>
    >> The dialogue box I refer to from right click the name bar on the cmd
    >> prompt window has tabs:
    >> Options/Font/Layout/Colors. The Options tab would seem to be the place
    >> to
    >> change this but it does not for me--(Display Options--Window instead of
    >> full screen.)
    >>
    >> Perhaps John Eddy Microsoft Newsgroups Administrator who can be reached
    >> at
    >> johneddy@microsoft.com could change this if some of the regulars on this
    >> group emailed him.
    >>
    > ____________________________________________________________________________
    > ____
    >>
    >> MSFT pays big bucks to a bevy of language specialists who draw paychecks
    >> at the Redmond campus including Lili Cheng who is by trade an architect
    >> whose team has been borrowed from MSFT Research to work on interactivity
    >> in Vista. You are identifying a symptom at MSFT that shows up in the
    >> Windoz OS with menus that are hardly intuitive and 6-7 entities named
    >> Messenger. I would address the name ambiguity to the gentlman
    >> responsible for administering these groups and why hasn't anyone?
    >>
    >> Lili Cheng's apparently discontinued weblog:
    >>
    >> http://raindrop.msresearch.us/users/lilich/default.aspx
    >>
    >> Lili Cheng Moved to Vista from MSFT Research:
    >> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1808279,00.asp
    >>
    >> Tia,
    >>
    >> Chad Harris
    >> ___________________________________________________________________
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "RobertVA" <robert_c72AThotmail@invalid.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23Vu57LEpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>> Chad Harris wrote:
    >>>> I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I
    >>>> wasn't getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most
    >>>> appropriate alternative.
    >>>>
    >>>> On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    >>>> prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka
    >>>> dos
    >>>> emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    >>>> configure
    >>>> it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not
    >>>> using
    >>>> cmd
    >>>> in full screen mode.
    >>>>
    >>>> I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    >>>> properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want
    >>>> the
    >>>> name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and
    >>>> click normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >>>>
    >>>> That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the
    >>>> options
    >>>> tab>display options>
    >>>> window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >>>>
    >>>> Best,
    >>>>
    >>>> Chad Harris
    >>>
    >>> You're not likely to get much attention in this BASIC programming
    >>> language for DOS environment newsgroup either. Unfortunately someone
    >>> thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was clever.
    >>>
    >>> Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >>> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >>> buttons at the right end)? Are you getting the same context menu right
    >>> clicking on the title bar that you get when right clicking on the
    >>> remainder of the command line window? What about when you left click on
    >>> the icon at the left end of the title bar?
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    You didn't get a reply in general as you didn't bother to specify a problem

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    "Chad Harris" <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:uFulfHDpFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I wasn't
    > getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most appropriate
    > alternative.
    >
    > On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    > prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka dos
    > emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to configure
    > it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not using cmd
    > in full screen mode.
    >
    > I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    > properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want the
    > name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and click
    > normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >
    > That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the options
    > tab>display options>
    > window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >
    > Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Chad Harris
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    David--

    Ah done thought I did bother to specify a queschun. Ah mean I done tried.

    I'm striving for that good 'ole fashioned 'David Candy Clarity' as in
    HKLM_CRYSTAL CLEAR_CANDY_LASERESQUE PRECISION R US with the D_Word Value
    "SAY WHAT?"

    I guess a question is like the U.S. Supreme Court's definition of
    "pornography" --ya know it
    when ya see it they said--or as Bill Clinton said before they rolled out the
    un cleaned dress with the stuff on it--it depends on what your definition of
    question is.

    Best,

    Chad Harris
    ____________________________________________________

    "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
    news:%23N%239lXDpFHA.496@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    You didn't get a reply in general as you didn't bother to specify a problem

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    http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    =================================================
    "Chad Harris" <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uFulfHDpFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I wasn't
    > getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most appropriate
    > alternative.
    >
    > On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    > prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka dos
    > emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    > configure
    > it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not using
    > cmd
    > in full screen mode.
    >
    > I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    > properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want the
    > name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and click
    > normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >
    > That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the options
    > tab>display options>
    > window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >
    > Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Chad Harris
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Chad,

    Is the command prompt window showing off screen maybe?

    Command Prompt Properties | Layout tab | ? Let system position window

    There should be two cmd.exe on your machine. Did you read my whole first
    post? If cmd.exe isn't corrupted you have some real goofy setting.

    command.com uses 8.3 short names, that's one reason not to bother using it.

    Truncate = to shorten by or as if by cutting off.

    Short File Name (8.3) as opposed to Long file Name.

    Windows truncates the file name, if necessary, to six characters and appends
    a tilde (~) and a digit. For example, each unique file name created ends
    with "~1." Duplicate file names end with "~2," "~3," and so on.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Chad
    becomes
    C:\DOCUME~1\CHA~1

    How Windows NT Generates MS-DOS Compatible Filenames
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;99589

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:O%23zfJqIpFHA.3244@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
    Chad Harris <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
    > I know that Wes. It was cmd.exe that was corrupted, because command
    > opened with the title bar. But I have a hard time distinguishing between
    > them. Explanations I have looked up are not clear to me. I notice that
    > command has C:\DOCUME~1\CHA~1>l (short for Chad) at the prompt. I wonder
    > why?
    >
    > Tia,
    >
    > Chad Harris
    > ________________________________
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:uj6IE2GpFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> command in Run box opens command.com.
    >> cmd in the Run box opens cmd.exe.
    >> Two different programs.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:ul%23YxoGpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    >> Chad Harris <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>> Robert VA:
    >>>
    >>> Appreciate your trying to help. Sorry if I was misled by title of group
    >>> and making some connection to basic dos group that I thought might help
    >>> my
    >>> basically simple problem.
    >>> http://www.ggentilejoe.eurobell.co.uk/Text/basic.htm
    >>>
    >>> I'm striving for that good 'ole fashioned David Candy Clarity as in
    >>> HKLM_CRYSTAL CLEAR_CANDY_PRECISION R US with the D_Word Value "SAY
    >>> WHAT?"
    >>> I guess it's like the Supreme Court's definition of pornography--ya know
    >>> it when ya see it they said.
    >>>
    >>> "Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >>> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >>> buttons at the right end)?"
    >>>
    >>> ***Absolutely that's right Robert. That's what I want to change. I
    >>> used to get it. I can get it with "command" in run box.***
    >>>
    >>> "Are you getting the same context menu right clicking on the title bar
    >>> that you get when right clicking on the remainder of the command line
    >>> window? What about when you left click on
    >>> the icon at the left end of the title bar?"
    >>>
    >>> ***YES.***
    >>>
    >>> ***When I right click on the command line window interestingly it
    >>> creates a paste of the last sentence of text I typed at the command
    >>> line. Repeat right clicks on the window repeats the text paste.
    >>>
    >>> When I left click the small icon I get the same thing that I get when
    >>> you normally click on the title bar and when I right click on the
    >>> minimized icon for the cmd prompt at the task bar***.
    >>>
    >>> "Unfortunately someone thought the BASIC acronym for a language name
    >>> was clever."
    >>>
    >>> ***Gee who could have done that--the large company at Redmond,
    >>> Washington who speaks MSDNese?***
    >>>
    >>> When I type cmd into run box I don't get a name bar from which I can
    >>> right
    >>> click and edit or use properties to change the appearance of the cmd
    >>> prompt, but I do get one when I use command in the run box. I tried to
    >>> state this clearly. I could upload the image to image shack but if you
    >>> right click the BLUE usually title bar at the top of the WINDOW when
    >>> you type cmd to bring up dos emulation in XP you can right click it to
    >>> get the dialogue box I described. Try it and you'll see.
    >>>
    >>> The dialogue box I refer to from right click the name bar on the cmd
    >>> prompt window has tabs:
    >>> Options/Font/Layout/Colors. The Options tab would seem to be the place
    >>> to
    >>> change this but it does not for me--(Display Options--Window instead of
    >>> full screen.)
    >>>
    >>> Perhaps John Eddy Microsoft Newsgroups Administrator who can be reached
    >>> at
    >>> johneddy@microsoft.com could change this if some of the regulars on this
    >>> group emailed him.
    >>>
    >>
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    >> ____
    >>>
    >>> MSFT pays big bucks to a bevy of language specialists who draw
    >>> paychecks at the Redmond campus including Lili Cheng who is by trade
    >>> an architect whose team has been borrowed from MSFT Research to work on
    >>> interactivity in Vista. You are identifying a symptom at MSFT that
    >>> shows up in the Windoz OS with menus that are hardly intuitive and 6-7
    >>> entities named Messenger. I would address the name ambiguity to the
    >>> gentlman responsible for administering these groups and why hasn't
    >>> anyone?
    >>>
    >>> Lili Cheng's apparently discontinued weblog:
    >>>
    >>> http://raindrop.msresearch.us/users/lilich/default.aspx
    >>>
    >>> Lili Cheng Moved to Vista from MSFT Research:
    >>> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1808279,00.asp
    >>>
    >>> Tia,
    >>>
    >>> Chad Harris
    >>> ___________________________________________________________________
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "RobertVA" <robert_c72AThotmail@invalid.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23Vu57LEpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Chad Harris wrote:
    >>>>> I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I
    >>>>> wasn't getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most
    >>>>> appropriate alternative.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    >>>>> prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka
    >>>>> dos
    >>>>> emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    >>>>> configure
    >>>>> it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not
    >>>>> using
    >>>>> cmd
    >>>>> in full screen mode.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    >>>>> properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and
    >>>>> click normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the
    >>>>> options
    >>>>> tab>display options>
    >>>>> window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Best,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Chad Harris
    >>>>
    >>>> You're not likely to get much attention in this BASIC programming
    >>>> language for DOS environment newsgroup either. Unfortunately someone
    >>>> thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was clever.
    >>>>
    >>>> Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >>>> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >>>> buttons at the right end)? Are you getting the same context menu right
    >>>> clicking on the title bar that you get when right clicking on the
    >>>> remainder of the command line window? What about when you left click on
    >>>> the icon at the left end of the title bar?
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    A console window is neither cmd or command. It's only a console window. Any console program runs in it. Cmd and command are ony two. It also isn't a corrupted file as a corrupted file won't run.

    --
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    =================================================
    "Chad Harris" <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:O%23zfJqIpFHA.3244@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I know that Wes. It was cmd.exe that was corrupted, because command opened
    > with the title bar. But I have a hard time distinguishing between them.
    > Explanations I have looked up are not clear to me. I notice that command
    > has C:\DOCUME~1\CHA~1>l (short for Chad) at the prompt. I wonder why?
    >
    > Tia,
    >
    > Chad Harris
    > ________________________________
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:uj6IE2GpFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> command in Run box opens command.com.
    >> cmd in the Run box opens cmd.exe.
    >> Two different programs.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:ul%23YxoGpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    >> Chad Harris <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>> Robert VA:
    >>>
    >>> Appreciate your trying to help. Sorry if I was misled by title of group
    >>> and making some connection to basic dos group that I thought might help
    >>> my
    >>> basically simple problem.
    >>> http://www.ggentilejoe.eurobell.co.uk/Text/basic.htm
    >>>
    >>> I'm striving for that good 'ole fashioned David Candy Clarity as in
    >>> HKLM_CRYSTAL CLEAR_CANDY_PRECISION R US with the D_Word Value "SAY
    >>> WHAT?"
    >>> I guess it's like the Supreme Court's definition of pornography--ya know
    >>> it when ya see it they said.
    >>>
    >>> "Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >>> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >>> buttons at the right end)?"
    >>>
    >>> ***Absolutely that's right Robert. That's what I want to change. I used
    >>> to get it. I can get it with "command" in run box.***
    >>>
    >>> "Are you getting the same context menu right clicking on the title bar
    >>> that you get when right clicking on the remainder of the command line
    >>> window? What about when you left click on
    >>> the icon at the left end of the title bar?"
    >>>
    >>> ***YES.***
    >>>
    >>> ***When I right click on the command line window interestingly it creates
    >>> a paste of the last sentence of text I typed at the command line. Repeat
    >>> right clicks on the window repeats the text paste.
    >>>
    >>> When I left click the small icon I get the same thing that I get when you
    >>> normally click on the title bar and when I right click on the minimized
    >>> icon for the cmd prompt at the task bar***.
    >>>
    >>> "Unfortunately someone thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was
    >>> clever."
    >>>
    >>> ***Gee who could have done that--the large company at Redmond, Washington
    >>> who speaks MSDNese?***
    >>>
    >>> When I type cmd into run box I don't get a name bar from which I can
    >>> right
    >>> click and edit or use properties to change the appearance of the cmd
    >>> prompt, but I do get one when I use command in the run box. I tried to
    >>> state this clearly. I could upload the image to image shack but if you
    >>> right click the BLUE usually title bar at the top of the WINDOW when you
    >>> type cmd to bring up dos emulation in XP you can right click it to get
    >>> the dialogue box I described. Try it and you'll see.
    >>>
    >>> The dialogue box I refer to from right click the name bar on the cmd
    >>> prompt window has tabs:
    >>> Options/Font/Layout/Colors. The Options tab would seem to be the place
    >>> to
    >>> change this but it does not for me--(Display Options--Window instead of
    >>> full screen.)
    >>>
    >>> Perhaps John Eddy Microsoft Newsgroups Administrator who can be reached
    >>> at
    >>> johneddy@microsoft.com could change this if some of the regulars on this
    >>> group emailed him.
    >>>
    >> ____________________________________________________________________________
    >> ____
    >>>
    >>> MSFT pays big bucks to a bevy of language specialists who draw paychecks
    >>> at the Redmond campus including Lili Cheng who is by trade an architect
    >>> whose team has been borrowed from MSFT Research to work on interactivity
    >>> in Vista. You are identifying a symptom at MSFT that shows up in the
    >>> Windoz OS with menus that are hardly intuitive and 6-7 entities named
    >>> Messenger. I would address the name ambiguity to the gentlman
    >>> responsible for administering these groups and why hasn't anyone?
    >>>
    >>> Lili Cheng's apparently discontinued weblog:
    >>>
    >>> http://raindrop.msresearch.us/users/lilich/default.aspx
    >>>
    >>> Lili Cheng Moved to Vista from MSFT Research:
    >>> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1808279,00.asp
    >>>
    >>> Tia,
    >>>
    >>> Chad Harris
    >>> ___________________________________________________________________
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "RobertVA" <robert_c72AThotmail@invalid.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23Vu57LEpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Chad Harris wrote:
    >>>>> I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I
    >>>>> wasn't getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most
    >>>>> appropriate alternative.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    >>>>> prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka
    >>>>> dos
    >>>>> emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    >>>>> configure
    >>>>> it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not
    >>>>> using
    >>>>> cmd
    >>>>> in full screen mode.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    >>>>> properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and
    >>>>> click normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the
    >>>>> options
    >>>>> tab>display options>
    >>>>> window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Best,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Chad Harris
    >>>>
    >>>> You're not likely to get much attention in this BASIC programming
    >>>> language for DOS environment newsgroup either. Unfortunately someone
    >>>> thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was clever.
    >>>>
    >>>> Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >>>> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >>>> buttons at the right end)? Are you getting the same context menu right
    >>>> clicking on the title bar that you get when right clicking on the
    >>>> remainder of the command line window? What about when you left click on
    >>>> the icon at the left end of the title bar?
    >>
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.basic.dos,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Programs cmd.exe and command.exe can each have a .pif assigned. If the .pif for cmd.exe
    specifies 'full screen', then you would have no blue bar. Try running cmd.exe and then
    pressing Alt-Enter. This toggles between window and full screen mode.
    --
    Judson McClendon judmc@sunvaley0.com (remove zero)
    Sun Valley Systems http://sunvaley.com
    "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
    whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."


    "Chad Harris" <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:O%23zfJqIpFHA.3244@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I know that Wes. It was cmd.exe that was corrupted, because command opened with the
    >title bar. But I have a hard time distinguishing between them. Explanations I have
    >looked up are not clear to me. I notice that command has C:\DOCUME~1\CHA~1>l (short for
    >Chad) at the prompt. I wonder why?
    >
    > Tia,
    >
    > Chad Harris
    > ________________________________
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:uj6IE2GpFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> command in Run box opens command.com.
    >> cmd in the Run box opens cmd.exe.
    >> Two different programs.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:ul%23YxoGpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    >> Chad Harris <ddram32_nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>> Robert VA:
    >>>
    >>> Appreciate your trying to help. Sorry if I was misled by title of group
    >>> and making some connection to basic dos group that I thought might help my
    >>> basically simple problem.
    >>> http://www.ggentilejoe.eurobell.co.uk/Text/basic.htm
    >>>
    >>> I'm striving for that good 'ole fashioned David Candy Clarity as in
    >>> HKLM_CRYSTAL CLEAR_CANDY_PRECISION R US with the D_Word Value "SAY WHAT?"
    >>> I guess it's like the Supreme Court's definition of pornography--ya know
    >>> it when ya see it they said.
    >>>
    >>> "Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >>> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >>> buttons at the right end)?"
    >>>
    >>> ***Absolutely that's right Robert. That's what I want to change. I used
    >>> to get it. I can get it with "command" in run box.***
    >>>
    >>> "Are you getting the same context menu right clicking on the title bar
    >>> that you get when right clicking on the remainder of the command line
    >>> window? What about when you left click on
    >>> the icon at the left end of the title bar?"
    >>>
    >>> ***YES.***
    >>>
    >>> ***When I right click on the command line window interestingly it creates
    >>> a paste of the last sentence of text I typed at the command line. Repeat
    >>> right clicks on the window repeats the text paste.
    >>>
    >>> When I left click the small icon I get the same thing that I get when you
    >>> normally click on the title bar and when I right click on the minimized
    >>> icon for the cmd prompt at the task bar***.
    >>>
    >>> "Unfortunately someone thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was
    >>> clever."
    >>>
    >>> ***Gee who could have done that--the large company at Redmond, Washington
    >>> who speaks MSDNese?***
    >>>
    >>> When I type cmd into run box I don't get a name bar from which I can right
    >>> click and edit or use properties to change the appearance of the cmd
    >>> prompt, but I do get one when I use command in the run box. I tried to
    >>> state this clearly. I could upload the image to image shack but if you
    >>> right click the BLUE usually title bar at the top of the WINDOW when you
    >>> type cmd to bring up dos emulation in XP you can right click it to get
    >>> the dialogue box I described. Try it and you'll see.
    >>>
    >>> The dialogue box I refer to from right click the name bar on the cmd
    >>> prompt window has tabs:
    >>> Options/Font/Layout/Colors. The Options tab would seem to be the place to
    >>> change this but it does not for me--(Display Options--Window instead of
    >>> full screen.)
    >>>
    >>> Perhaps John Eddy Microsoft Newsgroups Administrator who can be reached at
    >>> johneddy@microsoft.com could change this if some of the regulars on this
    >>> group emailed him.
    >>>
    >> ____________________________________________________________________________
    >> ____
    >>>
    >>> MSFT pays big bucks to a bevy of language specialists who draw paychecks
    >>> at the Redmond campus including Lili Cheng who is by trade an architect
    >>> whose team has been borrowed from MSFT Research to work on interactivity
    >>> in Vista. You are identifying a symptom at MSFT that shows up in the
    >>> Windoz OS with menus that are hardly intuitive and 6-7 entities named
    >>> Messenger. I would address the name ambiguity to the gentlman
    >>> responsible for administering these groups and why hasn't anyone?
    >>>
    >>> Lili Cheng's apparently discontinued weblog:
    >>>
    >>> http://raindrop.msresearch.us/users/lilich/default.aspx
    >>>
    >>> Lili Cheng Moved to Vista from MSFT Research:
    >>> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1808279,00.asp
    >>>
    >>> Tia,
    >>>
    >>> Chad Harris
    >>> ___________________________________________________________________
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "RobertVA" <robert_c72AThotmail@invalid.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23Vu57LEpFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Chad Harris wrote:
    >>>>> I rarely (less than 5 times) cross post in years of using this but I
    >>>>> wasn't getting a response in XP general so I tried to pick the most
    >>>>> appropriate alternative.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On an XP Pro SP2 box, until a few weeks ago, when I brought up the cmd
    >>>>> prompt by typing cmd in the run box, I always got XP''s cmd prompt aka
    >>>>> dos
    >>>>> emulator with a name bar and right clicking on it gave me tools to
    >>>>> configure
    >>>>> it's appearance and functions. I no longer get this, and I am not using
    >>>>> cmd
    >>>>> in full screen mode.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I can see it by right clicking the minimized cmd on my task bar, using
    >>>>> properties or I can use edit from that right click context, but I want
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> name bar back. When I go to the right click context>properties and
    >>>>> click normal window it should restore this but it doesn't.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> That is when I right click defaults or properties and click on the
    >>>>> options
    >>>>> tab>display options>
    >>>>> window (instead of full screen) it doesn't correct this.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any suggestions or a regedit to fix this?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Best,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Chad Harris
    >>>>
    >>>> You're not likely to get much attention in this BASIC programming
    >>>> language for DOS environment newsgroup either. Unfortunately someone
    >>>> thought the BASIC acronym for a language name was clever.
    >>>>
    >>>> Not sure what your problem is anyway. Are you getting a command line
    >>>> window without the title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close
    >>>> buttons at the right end)? Are you getting the same context menu right
    >>>> clicking on the title bar that you get when right clicking on the
    >>>> remainder of the command line window? What about when you left click on
    >>>> the icon at the left end of the title bar?
    >>
    >
    >
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