Display Text File On Desktop



As an IT administrator, you may often find yourself needing to display a text file on the desktop of a user's computer. This can be useful for displaying important information, such as system settings, or for displaying a log of user activity. In this article, we'll discuss how to do this using the Windows operating system.

To get started, you'll need to open up the command prompt. To do this, open the Start menu and type “cmd” into the search box. Once the command prompt opens, type in the following command: type [name of text file]. This command will display the contents of the text file on the screen.

If you want to display the text file on the desktop, you can use the following command: echo [name of text file]>%userprofile%\\Desktop\\[name of text file]. This command will create a shortcut on the desktop that will open the text file when clicked.

If you need to edit the text file, you can use the following command: notepad [name of text file]. This command will open the text file in the Notepad application. Once you have made the necessary changes, you can save the file and it will be updated on the desktop.

You can also use the “type” command to display the contents of a text file in the command prompt. To do this, type in the command: type [name of text file]> [name of file to save]. This will create a new text file in the current directory which contains the contents of the original text file.

Finally, you can use the “copy” command to copy a text file to the desktop. To do this, type in the command: copy [name of text file] %userprofile%\\Desktop\\. This command will create a shortcut on the desktop that will open the text file when clicked.

In conclusion, displaying a text file on the desktop of a user's computer is a relatively easy task using the Windows operating system. All you need to do is open the command prompt and type in the appropriate commands. Once the text file is displayed, you can use the “copy” command to create a shortcut on the desktop that will open the text file when clicked.

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