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Placing a shortcut to DOS on my XP desktop


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I'd like to have a shortcut icon on the desktop of my Dell 3000 (with XP) that takes me to the MS-DOS prompt. Can someone please tell me how to do that?
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Paste this into the "New Shortcut Wizard:" %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /k cd \
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1101doc: Sounds good, but what is the "New Shortcut Wizard?" How do I get it (or do I already have it, in XP?)?
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1101doc: Sounds good, but what is the "New Shortcut Wizard?" How do I get it (or do I already have it, in XP?)?

Right click > New > Shortcut
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Like Metal Viper said- Right click an open spot of the Desktop and select "New>Shortcut." When the dialog opens, paste the path into the box that says "Type the location...." Then "Next" and "OK" until done. The shortcut will appear on the Desktop.

Since you're new to XP, you may find 'Sam' helpful: http://www.informit....dows_XP_24hours

The 'Command Line' in XP isn't exactly DOS but still much the same: http://commandwindows.com/command1.htm
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i usually just use the old keyboard shortcut... winkey + r then type CMD in the run window
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i usually just use the old keyboard shortcut... winkey + r then type CMD in the run window
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Thank you all. Problem solved! Thanks. ...wdc
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