Question

Unable to use CMD

Jul 15, 2017 9:15AM PDT

So recently i forgot my password to the computer. So I installed Ubuntu and renamed CMD and Onscreen keyboard as each others. I went to the login screen, opened Onscreen keyboard and typed commands to unlock the computer. Now there's a problem. I can't rename CMD again because of trusted installer. And Ubuntu won't let me rename CMD. I can't use CMD properly. What do I do?
Please help

Discussion is locked

Follow
Reply to: Unable to use CMD
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Unable to use CMD
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
That's not the method I read about.
Jul 15, 2017 9:27AM PDT

The rename is the onscreen keyboard and copying the cmd exe. If you renamed cmd.exe you either found bad instructions or blew up your installed OS by not following the instructions.

-> YOU WROTE TWICE ABOUT RENAMING CMD. That's not what the articles I read advised.

- Collapse -
Here
Jul 15, 2017 10:46AM PDT

I renamed cmd.exe to osk.rxe and vice versa.
Now I can't revert it back in Ubuntu for some reason

- Collapse -
Sadly this is a bad thing thing to do.
Jul 15, 2017 11:02AM PDT

I guess I was unclear here. Not one of the articles about this say to rename the cmd.exe.

They write to rename osk and then COPY cmd.exe to the osk file. Also Linux was not used in most articles.

I fear you didn't follow directions or found bad directions and hope you can avoid a wipe out now.

Post was last edited on July 15, 2017 11:03 AM PDT

- Collapse -
I understand now
Jul 16, 2017 2:32AM PDT

I understood what you are trying to say. I'll try to see if I can do something. Thank you

CNET Forums

Forum Info