Welcome back to Tech Raptor, and to part 2 of our two part series on useful DOS/CMD commands that everyone should know! Today, we'll be sharing six more useful commands that can help you with commands for files, a network command, and a few great Windows Utilities and Commands. If you missed part one, you can see it here! Without further ado, Windows DOS Commands Part 2!
Windows Commands and UtilitiesTask List - We start part two with a utility that can be a life saver if your computer is infected with a virus that prevents you from opening your task manager. To see a list of what is currently running on your computer, type "tasklist" and hit ENTER to see this: basic virus deletion process.
SCF Verify - Did you have a recent infection, that you cleaned, but aren't sure if certain files could be corrupted? Just type "sfc /VERIFYFILE=” and then enter the location of the file you want to check, like so:
Move - Let's say that you have a lot of spreadsheets in .XLS files from the year 2007 and you want to archive them into a particular folder in order to be more organized and have them all in one place. Now, normally you would have to hunt down each one and copy and paste it into the new folder. Instead, you can use the DOS move command to speed things up. To use this, simply navigate to the folder that stores your 2007 .XLS files (cd followed by the path to the folder) and enter "move *2007.xls c:userstestuserMy Documents2007 XLS Files" See Below.AT Command - Say you need to move a ton of files, but can't do it at that moment because it would interrupt your work or slow down you machine/server. The AT Command allows you to schedule a file transfer (or any other command, such as running a batch file) at the time of your choosing, allowing for you to schedule actions via the command prompt. Just enter "AT" followed by the command you want to run. For a list of commmands, or help, type "at help". CHKDSK -Have you been having issues with your hard drive? Getting a lot of errors? You may need to run a CHKDSK to ensure that your computer's hard drive has no bad sectors or errors on it. To do this, simply open Command Prompt and enter "CHKDSK" to run the scan (will take some time to run).