first of, it can make a difference in how you launch CMD in start..
when you type cmd in the start , you will see that an icon appears at top of start menu.
you can make it start as admin, or as current user.
you can all too easily make the execute window "search" in the start button dissappear when for instance, you decide to "uninstall" the indexing and search service, in win7 32bit.
Once in CMD console, there is something in "attrib"
type attrib /? end hit enter.
one of the options, is to act on folders as well (to do what the GUI file explorer won't properl