If your work requires extensive use of the Windows command line, this is a useful trick to improve your efficiency. When you drag and drop files to the command line window, it automatically fills in the complete path of the file.

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Note that the existing text also remains intact, so if you drag and drop after typing “cd “, the file or folder name is appended to it – “cd C:\test.txt” for example.

This trick works on all versions of Windows – from 95 to XP, but not on Windows Vista. For Vista, you could try out this simple program to enable this behavior.

See some more Command Line Tricks.