How To Use Change Directory In MS-DOS Command Line

MS-DOS
Display Files Inside Directory Using MS-DOS
Using this command, you can call back a directory or use the change directory in a command line of Microsoft Disk Operating System (DOS). This is useful most especially if your computer windows environment is damaged, like damage and hidden files caused by viruses, or hidden after running any antivirus software. Firstly, this is the first steps before other commands. Then the most important scenario is, you can retrieve any important files and transfer it in another disk.

MS-DOS
Use Change Directory Or CD In Command Line

The command as follows below. Also see the attach images in this post.

MS-DOS
Use DIR command after using Change Directory
to display the files
  1. Open up your computer.
  2. In your computer desktop, click the start button, if windows xp click run, if windows 7 click the search button, if windows 8 or 10, press the windows key of your keyboard, then click search button.
  3. In search button type CMD. Then press enter key.
  4. A black window will display. Then in this window you will notice the command like this: c:\User\home>, this command line composed of c:\ is the root directory of drive c:, then the user is the main directory and the home is the sub-directory.
  5. So here in this command line you can start a command at the end of the greater than symbol, like the DIR. c:\User\Home>Dir (Note: Dir is use to display the files inside of a directory or commonly called folder)
  6. Once the directory or folders, or files displayed you can call back now the directory using the CD command in command line, then press enter key., ex: if you want to open the My Documents folder simply in your command line type: CD Documents
  7. After you press enter key the command line like this: c:\User\Home\Documents> then you can check now the files inside of My Documents folder by typing DIR in command line.
TIPS!
  • Use CD.. in command line to transfer directory from one directory to another directory.
  • Use CD\ in command line to change from one directory to the root directory of your drive.
  • If you want to transfer from your current root directory of a drive, all you need is to type the drive where you transfer. ex: c:\User\Home>D: then press enter key
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