Command prompt which is provided by Microsoft windows is always a popular tool among the advanced Windows user and administrators. It can increase your efficiency and speed of using the windows command. Like to open Windows word, you probably have to click on Start menu > Go To Programs > Go To MS Office > select Microsoft word shortcut. Alternatively If you have Command prompt already open you can simply type “Winword” Or press Windows +R and then type “Winword” in Run type box. I am sure once you try this method you will stop using the Start menu as it is much faster way of opening MS Word.
Windows Powershell Command
So how it happens, basically “winword.exe” is the core application file which is launched when you click o MS Word shortcut in your start menu. Same thing you can launch by typing the executable filename on command prompt. Run prompt does the same thing when we type an executable filename, it invokes command prompt and then execute the command and closes the Command prompt as well.
Now you know how and why Command prompt is faster than anything else in windows and that is why advanced users heavily use it. But if you are a Linux user, I am sure you never liked the command prompt of Windows compared to Linux Shell. Reason ? Linux shell is much more powerful then Windows Shell. It has so many command available and it can do so many task, that MS Windows shell seems like a child in front of it with its limited availability of functions.
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Did you know that files are not actually removed from your hard drive when you delete them in Windows (I don’t know about other operating systems, but I think they’re the same), even if you empty the Recycle Bin?
The files and folders you “delete” are actually still on the drive, except they’re hidden. This was implemented into the file system to allow for a much faster deletion speed (it takes quite a while to completely delete a file, about 5 minutes per GB on newer hard drives) and to give the user a possibility to get his data back in case of an accidental deletion or quick formatting (full formatting removes all data, but can take up to a few hours to complete).
So, if you have any sensitive data and think that you can delete it anytime if the circumstances require it, you are in for a big surprise. Using a data restoration utility like Norton Save & Restore or R-Studio, anyone can undelete your files and open them, exposing all your secrets.
Let’s say you really don’t want that to happen. How should you proceed?
One way to do it would be writing unimportant data like music and movies over the deleted, now hidden files. This would physically remove them to make space for the new ones. But you wouldn’t know where exactly were they written on the surface of the disk (they could be at the beginning, middle, end, or scattered all around if your drive was heavily fragmented), so you’ll have to fill all of the free space with unimportant files to be sure they’re really gone.
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