Top 5 CMD Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

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With an interface as appealing as Windows 10’s, it’s anything but difficult to overlook that the OS accompanies a CMD too. Indeed, you may have overlooked the Command Prompt, Microsoft hasn’t, as it carried some extremely helpful upgrades to Command Prompt with Windows 10. While it’s not as amazing as its Unix partner, there is unquestionably a great deal of CMD tips and tricks that can make it a helpful apparatus to have. Here are 5 cool CMD Tips and tricks you need to try.

Top 5 CMD Tips and Tricks

1)Hide Your Local Drives Using CMD Prompt Codes

You can hide your disk drive using command prompt tricks by following the below steps:

Top 5 CMD Tips and Tricks You Need to Know
  • Select start > run > type cmd.
  • Now, the CMD will open up. Type ‘DISKPART’
  • Then type LIST VOLUME and press enter.
  • Now, enter the volume letter or number you want to hide using command prompt tricks and type “SELECT VOLUME ‘number or letter’” (for example – if you want to select volume g you will type “SELECT VOLUME G”)
  • Type “REMOVE LETTER G”

That’s it, that’s how you hide your local drives. If you want to undo what you’ve donejust type ‘ASSIGN LETTER G’ and you are done.

2) Find IP Address of Any Website Using Prompt Codes

Follow the steps below to identify IP address of any website:

Top 5 CMD Tips and Tricks You Need to Know
  • Select start > run > type cmd.
  • Now Write Ping followed by Your Website URL. for eg. here I will find google IP using command prompt codes so, I will write Ping www.google.com
  • It will take less than a minute and come up with the results.

Also Read: How to Change IP Address on Windows 10 and macOS

3) Watch Star Wars Using CMD Tips and Tricks

Make sure you enable Telenet Client in you Control Panel before accessing this trick.

Top 5 CMD Tips and Tricks You Need to Know
  • Select start > run > type cmd.
  • Now type telnet and press enter.
  • After that click o and hit enter.
  • Next, You will have to enter towel.blinkenlights.nl and press enter.

Now Star Wars movie will be played on your command prompt window.

4)How to Know If Someone Is Using YoChange the Color of the Command Prompt Window

  • Launch CMD and Right-click on the title bar
  • Click on “Properties” and in the separate window that opens, click on “Colors”
  • Here you can choose the colors for the screen text or background as well as for the popup text and background, and also change the transparency of the CMD window
  • After you’re done choosing the most fitting colors for your personality, Click OK
Top 5 CMD Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

5)Shutdown or Restart Your Friends Computer

  • Open Command Prompt
  • Type shutdown /l in the command prompt and hit enter.
  • It will open the Remote Shutdown Dialog Box.
  • Enter The name of your friend’s computer means the hostname.
  • Select the option you want to shut down or restart.
  • Click on ok to proceed.

Now you’ve successfully known 5 cool CMD tips and tricks.


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