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  • Last Updated : 15 Mar, 2021

Command prompt in Windows is equivalent to the terminal in Linux and Bash in MacOS. But Windows command prompt comes with a wide range of customizable features.

Talking about the command prompt, let’s check out some interesting Tricks you can do in Command prompt. 

 1. Encrypting the files using CMD :

 It is the most useful command to encrypt or decrypt the folders or files without using any third-party apps 

  • Search for CMD in windows search (windows key + S).
  • And open CMD. Just type ” Cipher /E” then hit on enter this will encrypt all the files in the current directory. 
  • To decrypt type “Cipher /D”.

2. Customizing the CMD:

  • Open CMD then Right click on the Title bar click on Properties
  • Then choose the Colors select Screen Text select any color  

  • Then click on OK.

3. Change the font style :

  • Open CMD then right-click on the title bar. 
  • Choose the Fonts there you can select any of the font styles.


4. Change the prompt text in CMD:

  • Launch CMD  then type “Prompt “+<Text you wanna See>  hit enter.


5. Change the Title of CMD:

  • Launch CMD type Title +<name you wanna see there > then hit enter.        

6. Watch StarWars in CMD:

  • First, make sure that you have enabled Telnet Client.
  • Search for Turn Windows Features On or Off in windows search.

  • Click OK.
  • Launch Command Prompt, and type “telnet”, and hit Enter.


  • To get out of it click ctrl+c

7. Check the pc battery Details in CMD:

  • Launch CMD make sure runs as Admin in case it doesn’t work.
  • The command is Powercgf battery report.
  • This generates your pc battery report in the form of an HTML file.
  • To see that just copy-paste the path is shown and hit enter in CMD. 



8. Check Command prompt History:

  • The command is Doskey /history.




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