10 Best CMD Tricks, Tips & Hacks For Windows

We are using computer almost in every field. Computer is combination and hardware and software. Most basic software that is necessary to run a computer is operating system. Mostly people use Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows is a powerful GUI based operating system which is easy to operate. We can install different APPLICATION SOFTWARE'S on windows according to our need including MS office, Adobe reader, music players, games and notepad. As we can use notepad for multiple task like coding editor, dairy and etc for more you need to check all best notepad tips and tricks. But an average persons who have basic knowledge of computer don't know all options of windows. Some task in Windows is very difficult like get IP address of a system, resolve DOMAIN NAME to IP address, know active internet connection etc. But in DOS operating system, with the help one command we can do these task. Dos is the first command based Microsoft operating system. We can do many task in an easy way with the help of Dos but we only need to know about these commands. If you do not know about these command then this article is for you. In this article we provide you a list of best CMD tips, trick and hacks.

Best CMD (Command Prompt) Tricks

1. Creating Con Or Non Deletable Folder With CMD

In Windows you can not create a folder with name con or can not rename a folder to con. This is because it is a variable name used by Windows PROGRAMMING. Other variable name includes lp1, lpt2, lpt3 up to lpt9, aux. So Windows can not allow you to make a folder with this name. But with the help of dos command we can create a folder with such name.

1. Press Windows button and run CMD as administrator.

2. Type the command with this syntax "drive name: ". This command allow you to enter in the drive in which you want to create a folder. For example d: and press enter.

3. Now enter the following command

md con\ and press enter.
4. After that your folder is created in specified drive.

DELETING con Folder

You can not delete such folder manually by using Windows. To delete this folder type the following command in the command prompt.

rd con\

2. Shut Down Computer With Commands

You can also shut down your computer by using command prompt. Type the following command in command prompt.

For Shut Down

shutdown -s

For Restarting

shutdown -r
For Logoff

shutdown -l
-s -r -l parameter tells the computer to shut down, restart, log off

3. Shutdown Computer In specified Time With CMD

You can also shut down your computer in specified time using command prompt. If you want to shut down your computer after two minutes type the following command.

shutdown -s -t 120

4. Print Message Before Shut Down
We can also print some message before shut down a computer. We can use it as a reminder which remind you a task at the time of shut down. We can do this by using the following command.

shutdown -s -t 500 -c "My message."

We can replace my message with our message we want to display.

5. Assoc CMD Command

There are many programs INSTALLED  in our computer. Each program have its own file extension. It is difficult to remember each file extension. If you want to know which file is associated with which program then we can do this by typing the following command

This command provide you a list of programs and their associated files.

6. Hide A Folder With CMD Command

We can play some interesting tricks with command prompt. Hiding a folder is one of them. By hiding a folder you can also save your data from other users. You can do this by typing the following command.

attrib +s +h D:\ABC

Where ABC is the name of directory we want to hide.

Unhide The Folder

If we can also unhide the hidden folder using command prompt. To unhide the folder type the following command.

attrib -s -h D:\ABC

7. IP Related CMD Command

ipconfig is of the most useful command to see the IP address, Defult gateway and subnet mask. This command is related to networking and is most important for troubleshooting the problems related to TCP/IP.

To view Subnet Mask and IP Address use


To view TCP/IP related Information use

To view DNS cache use


To delete the local cache of DNS use


8. Net Related Commands

Net is a powerful cmd tool which is used to see the stat of network. This command provide information about active connection. This command is used to view or UPDATE  network settings.

It is used to view only the services that are started using the following versions of this command

1. net stop server ( when the server is currently not running any service.)

2. net start server (when the server is being starting a service.)

3. net start (This command is used to check the services that are currently running.)

4. For connecting to shared network devices use the following command.

net use m:\sharedservername (for connecting to share network drives)

net use m:\sharedservername DELETE  (for disconnecting to share network drives)

9. Netstat CMD Command

Netstat command is an important tool when you want to know about who is establishing a connection with your computer. The out of this command provide you the information about all active connection and listening ports. we can view Ethernet statics and resolve connecting HOST IP address to a fully qualified DOMAIN NAME. You can use the Netstat command with following attributes

1. -a (display all connection)

2. -n (sorts connection in numerical order)

3. -b (display executable name. that is browser name)

10. Nslookup CMD Command

When we use internet , Domain name server resolve the Domain names to IP addresses so we do not need to remember the IP addresses. But in case of troubleshooting we can get the IP address of particular website using this command.

syntax is nslookup google.com

So these are some best cmd tips and tricks. I hope you like them all and find them working. In case you face any problem or you know trick related to cmd must let us know we will update it.

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Pahul Singh 
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