Command Prompt for Windows




Drive Bar

The system menu contains the Drives option, which when selected will display a sub-menu containing several options, as below :-

Displaying the Drive Bar

The option Show will display the drive bar at the bottom of the WinOne® Command Prompt window, showing all the known disk drives.

The following images are displayed on the drive bar to indicate the type of disk drive :-

Removable or Floppy drive
Removable USB drive
Non-removable or Hard drive
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Network drive

The drive images displayed are dependent on which operating system the WinOne® Command Prompt is running on. The images used are the default ones for the operating system. Also, on Windows Vista and above, Microsoft introduced the Windows logo overlayed on the hard drive image, when the operating system is installed on that hard drive. For example, under Windows 8, the drive bar uses the following drive images :-

To change drives, simply position the mouse cursor over the desired disk drive, and press the left mouse button. A black rectangle is then drawn around the newly selected disk drive. Similarly, position the mouse cursor over the desired disk drive and press the right mouse button to display a pop-up window which contains a list of the directories for the selected disk drive, as below :-

Simply double click the left mouse button on a directory to change into that directory. is displayed for the currently selected directory. Continue this process until the desired directory is found and then press the left mouse button any where inside the main WinOne® Command Prompt window to return to the command prompt.

The pop-up window can also display hidden folders as below :-

In the pop-up window above, the folders ie8, inf and Installer are all hidden folders. When a folder is hidden, is displayed. By default, including hidden folders in the pop-up window is off and needs to be turned on in the Drive Bar Options in the Misc tab.

Also, pressing the left mouse button, anywhere on the drive bar background, is equivalent to pressing the enter key at the command prompt. Similarly, pressing the right or middle buttons, anywhere on the drive bar background, is equivalent to typing DIR, at the command prompt.

Hiding the Drive Bar

The option Hide will remove the drive bar from the bottom of the WinOne® Command Prompt window.

Refreshing the Drive Bar

Update the drive bar, by re-sampling the disk drives. Changes to network disk drives, either adding or removing them, after the WinOne® Command Prompt has started, will not be automatically reflected by the drive bar. The drive bar needs to be updated manually, using the Refresh option.

Custom drive images

The drive images used by the WinOne® Command Prompt are operating system dependent and the WinOne® Command Prompt will display the native images for the operating system the WinOne® Command Prompt is running on. However, under some operating systems the images look less then desirable and can be changed to the following custom images :-

Removable or Floppy drive
Non-removable or Hard drive
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Network drive

The above custom images can be switched on or off in the Drive Bar Options under the Misc tab. See Miscellaneous Options for more information.