Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Creates a title for the Command Prompt window.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.


title [<String>]





Specifies the title of the Command Prompt window.


Displays help at the command prompt.


  • To create window title for batch programs, include the title command at the beginning of a batch program.

  • After a window title is set, you can reset it only by using the title command.


In the following sample script, the title of the Command Prompt window is changed to "Updating Files" while the batch file executes the copy command. After the command is executed, the text Files Updated is displayed, and the title of the Command Prompt window is changed back to "Command Prompt."

@echo off
title Updating Files
copy \\server\share\*.xls c:\users\common\*.xls
echo Files Updated.
title Command Prompt

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