One of the disadvantages of working with files from the command prompt is that you have to type in lengthy file paths. Any small typo in the file path returns an error message and you’re back to verifying the path. That is — until now!

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Windows 7 lets you drag and drop files into the command prompt window. When you do, the full path to the file appears at the prompt, quotes and all, so you no longer need to type it in.

Note: The ability to drag and drop to the command line is not brand new. You can also do this in Windows XP but the feature disappeared in Windows Vista.

[Photo above by Mike Licht, / CC BY-ND 2.0]