JSI Tip 5451. Windows XP CMD help.

In tip 2815, I described how to setup a shortcut to the Windows 2000 CMD help file.

To create a shortcut to the Windows XP CMD help file:

1. Right-click a blank area of the desktop and press New and Shortcut.

2. In the Type the location of the item box, type %Windir%\Help\ntcmds.chm and press Next.

3. Type a name for the shortcut into the Type a name for this shortcut box and press Finish.

4. Right-click the shortcut and press Properties. Change the Start in to %Windir%\Help and press Apply and Ok.

5. When you use the shortcut to open CMD help, you can press the Command-line reference A-Z link to receive detail command help, New command-line tools to receive help on the new tools, or any of the other links.

NOTE: To open the Command-line reference A-Z directly, you can use:

%windir%\hh.exe ms-its:%windir%\Help\ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm

NOTE: If you prefer, you can drag this shortcut to your Quick Launch bar or Start menu.

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