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cmd Autocomlete

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OK, here's the deal. My old comp used to have the ability to autocomplete things when I typed them into the cmd.exe window. For example, I would type in:

C:\P

and then CTRL+I and it would change it to this:

C:\Paint Shop Pro

and then I push CTRL+I again and I get:

C:\Program Files

or I don't even have to start out with a letter. I can type in:

C:\

and then press CTRL+I and get:

C:\3ds Max


For some reason it isn't like this on my new comp. I've screwed around with all of the settings I could find and nothing seems to work. Anyone know wtf is wrong with it?
 

Jung

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Try using TAB, that's what I've always used.

If not, then open regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CommandProcessor. Locate the CompletionChar key and edit its value to 9 in hex.
 
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junglizm said:
Try using TAB, that's what I've always used.

If not, then open regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CommandProcessor. Locate the CompletionChar key and edit its value to 9 in hex.
Thanks a lot. It wasn't tab, and it wasn't in current user, but LOCAL_MACHINE. But without that I wouldn't have gotten there. Works wonderfully. Thanks.
 

Jung

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Cool, now that you have it set up you can probably use TAB. It's a lot faster than CTRL+I. I dont' know why that key wouldn't have been in Current_User though. Not that it matters.