different results between tcmd and cmd

Nov 17, 2011
I've been trying TC for a little while, before i'm going to purchase the software.
Now, i'm (more or less) having a problem in the 'readout' of a simple DIR command in TC.

For example, in /windows/system32 i'm asking dir perf* in both tcmd and cmd and the results differ.
Tcmd returnes only 11 files, while cmd returnes 20 files, on the same system in the same directory.
I cannot explain why. Have been trying to exclude the alias.lst (which contains my aliases) and tried to turn on/off several system switches in the software, but i keep on getting different results.
Can anyone give me a 'hint' where to look, because with different results, i cannot trust the software, can i.

The OS is running windows 7 Dutch language, but the language should not make a difference, should it?

I cannot get any pictures here to 'prove' my findings, so you have to believe my word for it. It has happenend on several systems over here.


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May 14, 2008
For example, in /windows/system32 i'm asking dir perf* in both tcmd and cmd and the results differ.
Tcmd returnes only 11 files, while cmd returnes 20 files, on the same system in the same directory.

If you're running 64-bit Windows and 32-bit TCMD, then that would be expected. Windows will (silently) redirect 32-bit app to a different (WOW64) directory. CMD in this instance will be the x64 version, so you'll be viewing different directories.

If you are using Windows x64, just download & install the 64-bit version of TCMD.
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