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Goofin' with the Command prompt by campyracr
Posted: 11 Mar 03

How can I change the start location of the command prompt?

A. By default cmd.exe is located in C:\windows\system32\ however you can move it to just about any directory on the hard drive & when launched it will start there.

If you put cmd.exe on c:\ when you launched that cmd.exe file your start location would be c:\>

How can I change the title of the CMD window?

A. By default the title display name is the location of cmd.exe, however this can be changed using two methods depending on the situation.

If you currently have a command session and you wish to change its title use the title command,

title <title>
e.g. title Billy BobÆs Command Window

Alternatively, if you want to start a new command session from an existing command prompt use the start command

start "<title>"
e.g. start "Billy BobÆs Command Window"

Finally, the above solutions are not permanent changes.  To make the name change permanent change the name of cmd.exe

Rename cmd.exe to billy bobÆs.exe

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