I am using CMD but when ever I want to go to a specific location the response I get is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program or batch file. This happens no matter what location I choose to go to, even desktop, any ideas why this is happening?

for exampleC:\Users\Hassan> is how it open and then when i type Desktop it displays desktop is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program or batch file

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    And what command do you use to go to which specific location? Some commands you used would clarify a lot in this question. You can use the edit-link to edit your question.– RikNov 9 '13 at 12:19
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    I think you should take the time to Google up on how to use the terminal. There is a set of commands you have to execute to do these things. One cannot just write Desktop to be moved there. It has to be combined with a valid command.– MoggetNov 9 '13 at 13:08
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    No offense, but you clearly don’t know much/anything about the command-prompt, which begs the question why are you using it at all? If you’re trying to do something specific, then you should ask that instead. If you’re simply trying to learn to use the command-prompt in general, then you should study up on it. We can help with the former, not the latter; this isn’t a tutorial site.– SynetechNov 30 '13 at 22:44

When it opens with C:\Users\Hassan> you need to type commands to do something.

For example if you want to go to your desktop you should type CD Desktop + enter

Now you have C:\Users\Hassan\Desktop> and you could use DIR + enter to see the content.

But what do you want to do there if you don't know any commands?

Here is a command-line tutorial. And here is a PDF which might be helpful.

    The command prompt helpfully displays "'Desktop' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file," because 'Desktop' is not a command, operable program or batch file and cmd expects one of those things. The command to change directory is cd and the line I presume you're looking for is cd Desktop.

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