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Windows 7: Start, CMD, begins at C:\users\username, how do I start at C:\?

20 Jul 2013   #1
Dayvii

Windows 7
 
 
Start, CMD, begins at C:\users\username, how do I start at C:\?

I am at the comment prompt or window in windows 7.
it begins at C:\Users\alienware
I typed CD or cd, and when I hit enter it does nothing. It jumps to the next line with the same command.
How do I get it to start at c:\ so I can go to the directory I want? Thanks


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20 Jul 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are you typing

CD C:\ ? Then pressing [ENTER] type C:\ then [ENTER] ?
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21 Jul 2013   #3
f14tomcat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dayvii View Post
I am at the comment prompt or window in windows 7.
it begins at C:\Users\alienware
I typed CD or cd, and when I hit enter it does nothing. It jumps to the next line with the same command.
How do I get it to start at c:\ so I can go to the directory I want? Thanks
Type "CD \" , ppress enter. Done...
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21 Jul 2013   #4
DMHolt57

 
 

or,... CD.. takes you to the parent directory, so for some is easier to type it twice to get to the root... old school... cd..=change dir parent dir
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21 Jul 2013   #5
f14tomcat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
or,... CD.. takes you to the parent directory, so for some is easier to type it twice to get to the root... old school... cd..=change dir parent dir
Uhhh... maybe my box doesn't know that cause just "CD" puts me in-place, right where I was...

Am I missing something? Even tried CD.. same same

win 7 64 ultimate all updated, etc......
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21 Jul 2013   #6
f14tomcat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

CD.. backs up ONE level, only. CD \ goes to C: root, which I thought was the question. If not, I apologize.
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 Start, CMD, begins at C:\users\username, how do I start at C:\?




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