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Windows 7: cd command

09 Jan 2011   #1

win 7 pro 32 bit
cd command

i know i am doing something stupid here, but i can't figure out how to cd to a folder on another drive.. i type cd X:\xxx or cd W:\xxx and get no resonse whatever.. it just goes back to C:\> ... please enlighten me & forgive my stupidity..


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09 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I don't remember DOS that well, but I always change to the drive and then choose the directory in 2 separate commands.

If I'm at

C:\windows and want to get to d:\music

I would


cd music

for instance.
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09 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise

When cd'ing a path on a different drive, you'll then need to get into that drive in a separate command.
cd D:\XXX
cd XXX
will both work.
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09 Jan 2011   #4

win 7 pro 32 bit

thanks.. i knew it was something silly i had forgotten how to do...
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09 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64

For me,everything is going fine...
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09 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

If you want to change the drive in the same command you'd need to use the SWITCH /D

cd/d F:\Movies

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