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How do I change to the Windows directory?


I need to run a program, but I need to know how to change the default directory in ms-dos. Now it defaults to documents and settings. How do I change it to the windows directory?


This question was answered on October 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you want to change directories, click on the "Start" tab, then click on "Run" and type in "cmd".

To change directories, you will use the "cd" command The "cd" command stands for "Change Directory" Type the following at the command prompt:

cd windows

The command prompt changes It should now look like the following:


The command prompt shows which directory you are in In this case, you know you successfully changed to the WINDOWS directory because the command prompt displays the directory's name

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Posted by Henry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 27, 2004