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srttrail.log CMD: How To Open A Txt Or Log File From Command Prompt

Alright, let’s assume your PC can’t boot and you can only boot into the command prompt – how would you open a txt or log file using the command prompt?

Booting Into Command Prompt On Windows 8

1. Step Boot into command prompt

2. Step The easiest way to do that is to hit F8 when your PC boots up for the advanced startup options. Follow the steps below

troubleshoot windows 8

Click on Advanced Option
advanced windows 8 repair options

You should now get this and boot into command prompt:
boot into command prompt

Next, Windows 8 will open a command prompt.  We’re now going to “cd” – change the directory to our regular C or D drive

change directory via command prompt in windows 8

Now cd into the System32/Logfiles folder:

Opening Log Or Txt File From Command Prompt.png

To open a text file from command prompt simply enter the text file name into the command prompt, alternatively add a leading “notepad.exe” without the quotes if you insist but it should work like this

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Published: Friday, June 21st, 2013 Last Modified: June 21, 2013

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