Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Prompt?

Posted: 07-07-2006, 08:42 PM
I just installed Vista beta 2 (build 5384, Japanese, 32 bit).
I noticed that I cannot drag & drop files from Windows Explorer to
Command Prompot Window.
Is this a desgin change from XP? or I'm missing something basic?
-Sami KOZONO

Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Prompt?


Responses to "Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Prompt?"

Sir_Higgins
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RE: Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Prompt?
Posted: 09-28-2006, 02:20 PM
It's the same thing for me.
I can't open a command prompt windows as admin and drag a programme that i
want to launch with elevated credential as i was doing in XP.

It's also annoying when writing scripts. This feature was usefull to quickly
have the path and filename to copy in scripts.

"Sami KOZONO" wrote:
> I just installed Vista beta 2 (build 5384, Japanese, 32 bit).
> I noticed that I cannot drag & drop files from Windows Explorer to
> Command Prompot Window.
> Is this a desgin change from XP? or I'm missing something basic?
> -Sami KOZONO
>
Sir_Higgins
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RE: Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Pro
Posted: 09-28-2006, 02:24 PM

I tryed in windows vista RC1 it's the same

"Sir_Higgins" wrote:
> It's the same thing for me.
> I can't open a command prompt windows as admin and drag a programme that i
> want to launch with elevated credential as i was doing in XP.
>
> It's also annoying when writing scripts. This feature was usefull to quickly
> have the path and filename to copy in scripts.
>
> "Sami KOZONO" wrote:
>
> > I just installed Vista beta 2 (build 5384, Japanese, 32 bit).
> > I noticed that I cannot drag & drop files from Windows Explorer to
> > Command Prompot Window.
> > Is this a desgin change from XP? or I'm missing something basic?
> > -Sami KOZONO
> >
Larry
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Re: Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Prompt?
Posted: 10-09-2006, 01:34 AM
Can i ask why you would want to drag a fille to a command prompt window.
Just curious.

"Sir_Higgins" <Sir_Higgins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BBC42993-299B-44A9-A601-49D49DAD8119@microsoft.com...
> It's the same thing for me.
> I can't open a command prompt windows as admin and drag a programme that i
> want to launch with elevated credential as i was doing in XP.
>
> It's also annoying when writing scripts. This feature was usefull to
> quickly
> have the path and filename to copy in scripts.
>
> "Sami KOZONO" wrote:
>
>> I just installed Vista beta 2 (build 5384, Japanese, 32 bit).
>> I noticed that I cannot drag & drop files from Windows Explorer to
>> Command Prompot Window.
>> Is this a desgin change from XP? or I'm missing something basic?
>> -Sami KOZONO
>>
Sir_Higgins
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Re: Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Pro
Posted: 10-09-2006, 06:13 AM
In WinXP when you drag a file in a prompt windows the full path of the file
is dropped in the prompt. You can copy the path, execute it or use it with a
dos command.

It's usefull
- When you write scripts (to have the right path quickly to file)
- When you launch a prompt with admin rights. You can quickly execute
application with elevated credential without typing admin name and password
every time.

"Larry" wrote:
> Can i ask why you would want to drag a fille to a command prompt window.
> Just curious.
>
> "Sir_Higgins" <Sir_Higgins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BBC42993-299B-44A9-A601-49D49DAD8119@microsoft.com...
> > It's the same thing for me.
> > I can't open a command prompt windows as admin and drag a programme that i
> > want to launch with elevated credential as i was doing in XP.
> >
> > It's also annoying when writing scripts. This feature was usefull to
> > quickly
> > have the path and filename to copy in scripts.
> >
> > "Sami KOZONO" wrote:
> >
> >> I just installed Vista beta 2 (build 5384, Japanese, 32 bit).
> >> I noticed that I cannot drag & drop files from Windows Explorer to
> >> Command Prompot Window.
> >> Is this a desgin change from XP? or I'm missing something basic?
> >> -Sami KOZONO
> >>
>
Larry
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Re: Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Pro
Posted: 10-09-2006, 05:34 PM
Interesting, I guess you would first have to find the exe file. then drag to
an open command prompt window. Does this only work with exe files?
Thank you

"Sir_Higgins" <SirHiggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:35C69012-4AA3-4566-AA9B-954B6E423F19@microsoft.com...
> In WinXP when you drag a file in a prompt windows the full path of the
> file
> is dropped in the prompt. You can copy the path, execute it or use it with
> a
> dos command.
>
> It's usefull
> - When you write scripts (to have the right path quickly to file)
> - When you launch a prompt with admin rights. You can quickly execute
> application with elevated credential without typing admin name and
> password
> every time.
>
> "Larry" wrote:
>
>> Can i ask why you would want to drag a fille to a command prompt window.
>> Just curious.
>>
>> "Sir_Higgins" <Sir_Higgins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:BBC42993-299B-44A9-A601-49D49DAD8119@microsoft.com...
>> > It's the same thing for me.
>> > I can't open a command prompt windows as admin and drag a programme
>> > that i
>> > want to launch with elevated credential as i was doing in XP.
>> >
>> > It's also annoying when writing scripts. This feature was usefull to
>> > quickly
>> > have the path and filename to copy in scripts.
>> >
>> > "Sami KOZONO" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I just installed Vista beta 2 (build 5384, Japanese, 32 bit).
>> >> I noticed that I cannot drag & drop files from Windows Explorer to
>> >> Command Prompot Window.
>> >> Is this a desgin change from XP? or I'm missing something basic?
>> >> -Sami KOZONO
>> >>
>>
Sir_Higgins
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Re: Cannot Drag & Drop a file from Windows Explorer to Command Pro
Posted: 10-10-2006, 08:46 AM
You can do this with all the files

By exemple, you can launch an application with its shortcut too.

I work in winXP without admin rights
Sometimes a want to delete a file and i need admin rights to do that
- I start the command prompt with admin rights (run as...)
- in the prompt I type "del "
- drag the file a want to delete on the prompt
(the path to the file is dropped where i have typed "del ")
- I hit enter to execute the command and the file is deleted

no need to log out and log in with an admin.


"Larry" wrote:
> Interesting, I guess you would first have to find the exe file. then drag to
> an open command prompt window. Does this only work with exe files?
> Thank you
>
> "Sir_Higgins" <SirHiggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:35C69012-4AA3-4566-AA9B-954B6E423F19@microsoft.com...
> > In WinXP when you drag a file in a prompt windows the full path of the
> > file
> > is dropped in the prompt. You can copy the path, execute it or use it with
> > a
> > dos command.
> >
> > It's usefull
> > - When you write scripts (to have the right path quickly to file)
> > - When you launch a prompt with admin rights. You can quickly execute
> > application with elevated credential without typing admin name and
> > password
> > every time.
> >
> > "Larry" wrote:
> >
> >> Can i ask why you would want to drag a fille to a command prompt window.
> >> Just curious.
> >>
> >> "Sir_Higgins" <Sir_Higgins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:BBC42993-299B-44A9-A601-49D49DAD8119@microsoft.com...
> >> > It's the same thing for me.
> >> > I can't open a command prompt windows as admin and drag a programme
> >> > that i
> >> > want to launch with elevated credential as i was doing in XP.
> >> >
> >> > It's also annoying when writing scripts. This feature was usefull to
> >> > quickly
> >> > have the path and filename to copy in scripts.
> >> >
> >> > "Sami KOZONO" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I just installed Vista beta 2 (build 5384, Japanese, 32 bit).
> >> >> I noticed that I cannot drag & drop files from Windows Explorer to
> >> >> Command Prompot Window.
> >> >> Is this a desgin change from XP? or I'm missing something basic?
> >> >> -Sami KOZONO
> >> >>
> >>
>
 
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