XP Command Prompt

  Cal 22:07 18 Nov 2003

Can someone tell me how I can change the folder path on command prompt.
Only C:\Documents and Settings\ username> is available.
I log on as administrator and I also have a guest account - is this the problem?

  VoG II 22:14 18 Nov 2003

Type in (e.g.)

chdir c:
and press Enter.

  VoG II 22:15 18 Nov 2003

chdir c:\ and press Enter.

Is what I meant!

  DieSse 22:54 18 Nov 2003

.....or just CD changes directory.

For example

CD C:\

changes to the root.


takes you one step up the directory tree.

  keith-236785 23:07 18 Nov 2003

type cd
to take you back to C:> , typing "cd windows" would take you to C:\WINDOWS

typing D: would take you to drive D:

E: to drive E: etc

in command prompt, type help for a full list of the main command words.

  DieSse 23:22 18 Nov 2003

Sorry - but CD does not take you to the root.

takes you to the root.

CD windows ... only takes you to windows if you are in the root - ie it only takes you to the named subdirectory of the directory you are already in.

To get help for a specific command type

(name of command) /?

  DieSse 23:24 18 Nov 2003

Oh dear all these dos commands get to you in the end -

should read above

Sorry - but CD does not take you to the root.

CD C:\ takes you to the root

And I got it right the first time!!!

  Cal 23:34 18 Nov 2003

Cheers VoG.

  Cal 23:39 18 Nov 2003

and DieSse and paperman27.
Very helpful, as to me DOS can be a bit tricky.

  keith-236785 17:32 19 Nov 2003

DieSse, i like you, typed it wrong......

i should have written cd\ takes you back to the root C:>


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