How To Clear Cmd

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I love using the command prompt (cmd) to carry out various tasks on my computer. However, over time, the cmd can get cluttered with previous commands and outputs, making it difficult to navigate. In this article, I’ll share my personal tips on how to efficiently clear the command prompt and keep it organized.

Clearing the Command Prompt in Windows

As a regular user of Windows, I often find myself using the command prompt to run commands and scripts. Over time, the command prompt can become cluttered with previous commands and outputs, making it difficult to focus on the current task at hand. To clear the command prompt in Windows, I use the cls command. This command clears the screen, giving me a fresh start without any clutter from previous commands.

Clearing Command History

In addition to clearing the visible output on the command prompt, I also find it helpful to clear the command history. This ensures that any previous commands I’ve run are removed from the history, providing a clean slate for future commands. To clear the command history in Windows, I use the doskey /reinstall command. This resets the command history, removing all previously entered commands.

Customizing the Command Prompt

Beyond just clearing the command prompt, I’ve also customized it to suit my preferences. I find it helpful to change the colors and layout of the command prompt to make it more visually appealing and easier to work with. I achieve this by right-clicking on the title bar of the command prompt window, selecting “Properties,” and then navigating to the “Colors” and “Layout” tabs to make my desired changes.


Clearing the command prompt may seem like a small task, but it can greatly improve the overall user experience. By regularly clearing the command prompt and customizing it to my preferences, I can work more efficiently and maintain a clutter-free environment for running commands and scripts. I hope my personal tips have been helpful to you in keeping your command prompt organized and optimized for your workflow.