3 geeky Windows Run commands you want to know!


  1. in windows xp ‘/’ does not work.
    ‘\’ does.
    ‘.’ opens C:\Documents and Settings\
    ‘..’opens C:\Documents and Settings .

  2. Also 3 or more dots opens My Computer i.e. “…” or “……” opens My computer.

  3. Weird… I found that if you click on start and type this both “.” and “..” open your default browser but do Windows key + R and it works.

  4. Thanks! They work in file open/save dialog boxes too!
    ” = is the root of the drive
    ‘.’ = the current working directory/folder
    ‘..’ = “one level up” of the current directory
    It’s similar to the arguments supplied to the CD command in *unix/DOS!

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