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    CD command does not work

    Attached is a DOS session from Windows 2000. (Start, Run, Command) The first command is a DIR that shows that I have a PowerPoint and BMP subdirectory. The next command is

    CD PowerPoint

    and this fails with an invalid directory error message. The subdirectory does, in fact, exist and I can successfully load and save PowerPoint files to it. The next command is

    CD BMP

    and while the last part of the image cuts this off, this command does indeed work. Why does one CD command fail while another works?

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    Re: CD command does not work

    Try Start | Run | cmd.exe. That is the command line shell for win2k. Your command is the old 16-bit shell which won't handle long names (i.e. > 8 characters).

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    Re: CD command does not work

    Thanks. I had suspected that the eight character limit was involved but I did not see PowerPoint being translated to PowerP~1 on the DIR command and

    CD PowerP~1

    did not work either. I'm just so use to using Start, Run, Command to get a DOS session in Windows 95/98/ME that I assumed it would work exactly the same in 2000.

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    Re: CD command does not work

    Man Joe your on the ball Bro. Good job.

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