Telnet not found.

  • civy

    civy - 2010-04-27

    I'm trying to run telnet, (c:\windows\system32\telnet.exe). and  getting " 'telnet.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external program". I checked for the file to be there, run telnet in a cmd.exe, used the entire path string to start but nothing, can't be found.
    Any suggestions welcomed.. cv

  • Marko Bozikovic

    Marko Bozikovic - 2010-04-27


    I'm guessing you're running a 32-bit Console on a 64-bit Windows. Your 32-bit Console starts a 32-bit cmd.exe. Windows x64 don't provide 32-bit telnet and you don't see it in C:\windows\system32 dir from a 32-bit process (check out Win x64 system directory handling and hiding)

    Use a 64-bit Console to run your 64-bit cmd.exe and it will work.


  • civy

    civy - 2010-04-29

    Thank you for such a quick response. I downloaded the 64 bits version and got telnet working. cv.


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