Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. September 5, 2005
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The Wild Ones
Did you know you can use wildcards to change directories in the Windows XP Command Prompt window. This is a big help if you need to go to a directory with a long name. Let's suppose, for example, that you're in the root directory of drive C and you'd like to move to the Program Files directory (folder). You can type


press Enter, and there you are.

What if you have more than one match? Don't worry, XP won't get confused and hang up; you'll simply end up at the first folder that matches the wildcard specs.