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XP Pro command line question...

By ryan01
Dec 6, 2005
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  1. When I am at the command line prompt (in Recovery Console), I see this:

    C:\WINDOWS>

    Okay, so, when I typed:

    C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\

    it listed all of the folders inside my C: drive... Some of my folders have names like "My Music" <-- with a space between "My" and "Music"...and others just have names like "Windows" and "Pictures", etc. with no spaces in the folder names...

    Here's the thing... Everytime I type to see inside a folder without a space in the name, like this:

    C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\Pictures

    I get to see everything inside the folder, but when I type a folder with a space in it, like:

    C:\WINDOWS>dir C:\My Music

    it does not recognize the name! but it showed that it was there on the C: drive!

    How do I represent a space for a folder name, without actually using a space?? It never seems to recognize the folders with spaces in their names... :suspiciou
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Try adding quotes around it:
    Or using the DOS naming convention:
  3. ryan01

    ryan01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so, would this work:

    C:\WINDOWS>dir "C:\My Documents"

    ???
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  5. ryan01

    ryan01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried it with quotations, and I was able to view the directory that way...thanks!

    All my files are there, now I just need to get the dang thing to boot...
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