Some Command Prompt Tricks

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Check Out some amazing Command Prompt Tricks.I am Updating cmd tricks while learning. I found found some Command Prompt tricks i collected few years ago while cleaning junk from my pc last night. Because .. I test lots of freewares to find out best freeware programs for my needs. Anyway.. This cmd tricks are Old but still fun and here we go…

Watch A Movie Created with Command Prompt



Command prompts movie..!! amazing Creation. But you need active internet connection to enjoy this movie. It’s a star wars movie. Here is how to watch this movie :

1. Go to Start > Run and type in cmd

2. You will see the command prompt window . Now type in this command line.


And hit Enter. Now enjoy the Star wars Movie.

Shutdown PC On your LAN Network


Remote ShutDown

This trick will shutdown a selected pc from Your LAN network. You can apply this trick in your office or school.. but i take no responsibilities fro any action. Its just for fun. Here is how to use this trick :

1. Go to Start > Run and type in cmd

2. You will see the command prompt window . Now type in this command line.

shutdown.exe -i

And hit Enter. You will see remote shutdown Window. If you know someone’s IP on a computer in your Local Area network, type in their IP Address after clicking the add button.

3. After entering the IP Address click OK . Now watch the person’s face as their computer shuts down.

Some users have asked me that they got Access Denied error for remote shutdown.  Add the user with the privilege to force a remote shutdown on the computer you are about to Shutdown.To do this go to control panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Settings. Now go to Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment. Double-click on Force shutdown from a remote system in the right pane and Click on Add User or Group. Add the computer that runs the remote shutdown command.

Or you can do this go the computer you are about to Shutdown
a) Go to Start > Run > type in Regedit in the dialog box and hit enter
b) Go to My Computer/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /system/currentcontrolset/control/lsa
c) Find “forceguest” in the right pane Double click on it to modify This entry change the value from “1″ entry to “0″

Some Other Fun on Command Prompt

At first start  command prompt from Start > Run,  the type in cmd click on  OK and enter the following command:
title your Custom Message

Here your Custom Message indicates any message. Then hit Enter check out the title bar of

the command window. Just a cheap little trick…

Here is another.. Run command prompt and type in

prompt whatever you want it say

For example if you type prompt hello your c: prompt will change to hello

4. Open in command prompt context menu : If you use command prompt more often then this trick is for you. This is a quick trick to open any folder in command prompt quickly.

Open in command prompt context menu

Open in command prompt context menu

At first select the folder on the explorer and hold Shift key + right-click. Then select Open command window here .Then CMD prompt with the path to that folder directly open.

That’s all for now Have fun and enjoy..

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57 Responses to Some Command Prompt Tricks

  1. ... Who needs to know my mane? July 6, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    LOL! watched the Star Wars movie! Awesome! Even better in Matrix green and black

    • Chris May 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

      How did you get the starwars one to work? Always says “doesnt recognize telnet”

      • Jim May 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

        It works fine using my internet connection. Run cmd then copy – paste the line and press Enter.

      • Warlock91 July 27, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

        It’s due to you not having activated your telnet connection on your pc. While it comes on your PC you have to go in manually through your control panel and turn your telnet client ON. This will allow you to view said Star Wars video.

      • me December 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

        if you have windows 7 or vista you have to turn on telnet by going to control panel>system and security>check off telnet client>ok>it works now

        • awsome December 17, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

          I cant find that on Vista

          • superman December 28, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

            No, it’s actually Control Panel, Programs, and then Turn Windows Features on or off. In the list, scroll down and tick the Telnet Client. Click OK to start the installation.

      • A PERSON T_T January 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

        simple, copy&paste 🙂

      • Anonymous April 1, 2012 at 7:43 am #

        If you have windows 7 go to control panel->programs->turn windows features on or off than on the window that pops up scroll down and you will see telnet client and telnet server, activate both and OK.

      • Arlington March 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

        Maybe, you have some “typo” cuz’ it says you have to type telnet

      • RYAN March 18, 2016 at 12:41 am #

        do this:
        Open the Command Prompt. You can open the Command Prompt by pressing ⊞ Win+R and typing cmd. Windows 8 users can also press ⊞ Win+X and select Command Prompt from the menu.
        In order to view the ASCII Star Wars movie, you will need to have an Internet connection.

        Install Telnet. Most newer versions of Windows no longer include Telnet, which is the client required to connect to the ASCII Star Wars movie. This includes Windows Vista, 7, and 8. You can use the Command Prompt to install Telnet as long as you are logged in as the Administrator.
        Type pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient” and press ↵ Enter
        Enter the Administrator password or confirm that you want to proceed if you already have Administrator access.
        Restart the Command Prompt. You can close the Command Prompt by typing exit or by clicking the close button in the corner of the window.

        Start Telnet. With Telnet installed, type telnet into the Command Prompt and press ↵ Enter. This will start the Telnet interface.

        Open a connection. On the Microsoft Telnet command line, type o and press ↵ Enter. The command line will change to ( to ).

        Enter in the ASCII Star Wars address. Type and press ↵ Enter. The ASCII Star Wars movie will begin playing after the initial credits. Enjoy the show!

    • sch January 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

      will this work on a mac?

    • Will March 16, 2011 at 9:50 am #

      i guess…

  2. Ofodile Justin October 27, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Pls if I want to shutdown a pc on my network, after typing the persons ip address it will tell me access denied and it will not shut the pc down what will I do?

    • Jim October 30, 2009 at 12:53 am #

      Do you have access on that pc via network? Open CMD and type in shutdown /? to find available command list. You can use computer name to remote shutdown any pc. You need to find out the exact pc name. Then add that name to the list.
      Here is an example: \\computername

      • yeah.. January 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

        Yeah, but if the computer u are using is not owned by you, the administrator could have made your access resctricted and you will not be able to use this command, i’m positive that it is this way at school, they already have the command prompt blocked at our school, so im sure that they realize that someone could get past it and try, so they have access denied for that too.

        • jester da clown May 7, 2010 at 8:29 am #

          find your computers run file and type in cmd and it should pop up

          • Andrew June 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

            It’s not as simple as openening cmd on the school computer system. They have blocked certain files so you can’t even use a notepad command saved on a notepad document to open the cmd. I’m not sure if there is a certain way to get on cmd anymore within the schools, the administators have gotten around to most of the problems with cmd and have blocked access to pupils on most of the issues of concern.

          • Elijah July 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

            cmd is blocked and i looked up other ways like doing it through excel and it is still blocked so i can’t get in cmd to do all this stuff it is blocked at all the schools ecept college cause i put a virus from command prompt on the computer

          • J November 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

            You can get in 2 cmd by using a new txt doc and saving it as a .bat file then placing it in this location.
            go to computer click local disk c:, then program files, then DonJohnston, CoWriter, Text Files it gets around the block but you still have to use it like you were using notepad though.

        • qwerty April 29, 2011 at 5:14 am #

          To get the command prompt, go into notepad, type in and save it as .bat under all files, not text file. then open it and the command prompt should come up.

      • BigAL May 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

        The other pc also needs to have it’s firewall turned off most likely

  3. Unwanted November 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    How can u gain access when shutting down computers with “shutdown -i” every thing i have tried doesnt work wanting to mess with friends on school computers 😛

    • AsianMan88 May 26, 2010 at 10:00 am #

      Sorry 4 interrupting. i think tha you have to b come the administrator first, b4 u can use the “shutdown -i”. to the change the admin password open the cmd, type “net user Adminstrator *”. then your mission completed… ^_^

  4. TJ November 22, 2009 at 6:23 am #

    I have the same problem! Access Denied! How do you get around this?

    • Jim November 22, 2009 at 10:37 am #

      I have updated the post check it out.. it should work for remote shutdown access denied error.

  5. TJ November 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Awesome! Works great! Thanks for your reply! But…the question is now..can you remotely change that User Rights??

  6. kkaionsg December 30, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    would you be opposed to me suggesting some extra tricks?

    for instance: finding computer names/IP addresses that could be used with (shutdown /i)

    also: with windows XP, sending messages to other computers

    and plenty more…. MuaHaHaHa.

  7. rb January 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    how do you get peoples IP Addresses?

  8. jake January 19, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    if you type in ip config /all it will or you can type in config /username of the victim and it should give you the ip

    • Antonio Rodriguez April 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

      i tried it it won’t work dude

      • john May 15, 2010 at 9:49 am #

        just type ping computername, just replace computername with the actual name.

  9. devin February 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    the star wars movie wont let me watch it beacuse it says telnet is not on the network or somthing.

  10. fauzzi February 11, 2010 at 3:05 am #


    Where I can find the sloution for access denied error whiele shuting the remote pc??

  11. Kris February 17, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    hey, im running windows vista. I’ve look all over this computer and i dont have local security settings at all.. either im looking in the wrong place or its not on my computer. how else can i remote shutdown my computer?

  12. Jimmyfriend May 15, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    How do you find there IP?

  13. justin July 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    how do i do this on windows 7?

  14. ezer July 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    LOL the movie was great hahaha how did they do that?

  15. Wo October 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    If the command prompt isn´t available on your school computer, try going to “my documents” then hit ur right mouse button and click on “new shortcut” and type “%windir%\system32\cmd.exe”, this should give you acces to the command prompt.

    To get the ip-adress of someone´s pc, type in command prompt “net view”, a list of computer names should appear. Then type “tracert [computer name]” and the ip-adress of the computer you want to shutdown should appear.

  16. Wasabi October 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    If you can’t access command prompt you could open up notepad type in “” then save as a .bat file and Boom you have cmd

  17. Alex October 28, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    when i try this it says “the network path was not found” any ideas?

  18. vijay shukla November 4, 2010 at 12:38 am #

    Hey ! thanks .I need some more it so helpful for me .it’s really interesting and knowledgeable……thanks

  19. person December 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    Hey, i got cmd at school. At home, i went to notepad, typed in $echo off

    I got cmd

  20. person December 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Oh, and i saved it as a .bat file.

  21. superman January 4, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    Hey guys, I found another but similar way to do the shutdown thingy. First, go to Network and then you should be able to find computer names connected to your LAN network. note down the one you want to shutdown then go to Command prompt and type “shutdown.exe -i” then in the box wherre you would normally type the IP address, type the computername itself! It actually works!!

  22. ANKUSH RAJPOOT January 31, 2011 at 3:35 am #


    • ur a dummy February 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

      dummy it take 30 seconds wat kinda computer person are you lol
      try this insted

      Shutdown –s –t 22 –c “hahahhahhahahahhahaha ur computer must DIE ”

  23. wolverine February 2, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    nice work guys

  24. andy666 February 17, 2011 at 5:10 am #

    dude there is a problem..after double clicking the force shutdown the remote system..add user group is displayed and after adding another dialogue box is displayed saying name not found i entered the correct name it cant takes..can anyone tell me how to fix this problem..

  25. Cody June 6, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    I tried accessing the control panel at my school. It says i need administrator rights. Any fixes?

  26. allen August 11, 2011 at 1:27 am #

    if a friend shuts my computer remotely,hoe can i abort it when I’m not the administrator…….please help……

  27. Jethro Wantling August 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Go to cmd and type in “net user Administrator”

    Makes you admin

  28. Jay August 26, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    How do you reset the drive name after you type prompt whatever you want it say into cmd

  29. Blake February 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    one way you can see the ip addresses of your network to shut them down, is to go command prompt, then type “cd C:\windows\system32” then hit enter….after that it should have changed your directory,,, then you type “net view” and it gives you a list of all the ip addresses on your network so just copy them into the remote shutdown and pwn them ;P

  30. Jim April 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    i double-clicked force shutdown from a remote system, but i couldn’t click the add user or group because i need Windows 2000 service pack 1 or later but i have windows 7 with service pack 1. what do i do?????

  31. Joah November 5, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    I type the starwars movie code, but it says “telnet is not recognised as an external or internal command

    Help PLZ!

  32. azmain November 29, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    dude how can I use the net view option in CMD<,,so that I can hack into other's haard drives using CMD???

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