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ZeroIn speeds up your command prompt by replacing the CD command.

You can quickly change between long name directories because ZeroIn allows you to abbreviate and miss-spell their names. It tracks recently visited directories to make re-visiting them very easy. It also keeps a list of user-defined aliases, so that a short alias like 'sys' maps to 'c:\windowsNT\system32' e.g.

User Types ... ZeroIn changes to...
c \w\sys

Gives choice of:

c c:\w\d

Changes from any drive to

c:\windowsNT\Downloaded Program Files

c .  or
c ..
Moves up one directory level (to parent directory)
c ...
Moves up two directory levels
c ....
Moves up three directory levels (and so on)
c \  or
c /
Moves to root directory - Unix forward slashes (/) are equally valid
c d:\p\*
Gives choice of all second level directories on drive d: where the parent directory starts with the letter 'p'

ZeroIn includes both a 32-bit version and a 16-bit version for backward compatibility. The 32-bit version of ZeroIn runs under Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista®, 2016/2012/2008/2003 Server, XP x32 and x64. The 16 bit version of ZeroIn runs under DOS, Windows 3.x, 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP, but does not show long filenames.

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ZeroIn will NOT work if you run it under Windows 2000 or Windows XP's It must be run under cmd.exe. To check which variant of the shell you use, right click your MS-DOS Prompt icon, select Properties, then Program. Verify the Cmd Line is set to C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe or similar. The reason for this is that does not allow a program to change the directory.



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  • I've just downloaded ZeroIn from a shareware library, and I think it's great...I've only had it for a few days and I've already forgotten all the contracted long file names that I had to use in DOS on a Windows95 machine.
  • Neat little program. Thanks.
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  • Very helpful indeed. I used to hate DOS because my typing was so lousy I had to type almost every command and directory name more than once. :-)
  • I get your little program that change dir really fast!!
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  • Thanks for making a great keystroke saver !
  • I must say that your program is pretty cool. I use DOS windows a lot and your product really helps with long file names (especially with spaces)

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