Command prompt is a non-graphical interface of a command-line interpreter which allows you to communicate with your Operating System (OS). Most modern computer now use Graphical user interface to communicate with OS so that it is easy to operate files and documents. However, there are certain programs and commands only available through command prompt. Enough for the introduction and let’s focus on our subject on how to open command prompt..
It’s easy …. just follow the steps below.
- Open ‘windows start page’.
- Click on Run.
- On the dialog box type ‘command’ or ‘cmd’.
- Hit enter and the command prompt will pop up onto you.
For windows vista and windows seven it’s much easier.
- On the search box, type ‘command’ or simply ‘cmd’
- Hit enter and there is your command prompt.
For example of command prompt usage is to check MAC address and ping IP address to check whether the server is online or not.
The first month of a university time was really hard for me. It’s not that difficult but redoes the assignments twice for all six subjects do make anyone frustrated and exhausted. It’s not totally my fault that I’ve to make it again, but it’s all due to a virus attacked all over the university computer and a adjacent zone. It will make your files seem to be hidden. Not just hidden, but totally hidden. No one can see those hidden files and was replaced by shortcuts. You can’t get access to the hidden file even you double-click all of the shortcuts. In fact, you’re not even know that your file still in there.
Since we don’t have much time to retrieve those files or find any other ways to get that files back, we just redo all the assignments and it was really frustrating. Before that, we just try to scan the pen drive but no threat was detected. We use the latest Kaspersky database but still nothing. And the time to focus doing assignments begin…………
But after sometimes, someone came out with the theory that the files were hidden by the virus-maybe he found it from the internet or something- and so, everyone start to find a way to unhide the files. I found something that really interesting to solve our problem by using attribute command from command prompt-actually from a friend of mine (credit to rezduan)-… Here’s the way to do it…
1. Open command prompt. (Don’t know how to do it? refer to this article…) 2. Redirecting your command to the infected partition. eg: C:\Documents and Settings\user>F: The above example done if your pen drive is F: it may be G:, I:, W:, or anything… 3. The command will show the partition to be commanded. eg: F:\> 4. Simply type this, [attrib -h -s /s /d] eg:F:\>attrib -h -s /s /d 5. Wait until the hidden files being retrieved.
If you’re familiar with the command prompt.. You can just type this from the beginning….
1. ATTRIB -H -S [[drive:] [path] filename] [/S [/D]]
I will explain the meaning of -h, -s, /s, /d later, ok? Hope it’ll help you and see you later…