Advice 1: How to switch to another disk in the command prompt

The default installation of Windows OS even in the latest versions contains the tools for working manually typing the DOS commands. Using the DOS emulator, you can directly access the installed computer application and system programs, bypassing the intermediate links Windows graphical interface. One of the most common operations when working at the command prompt - change the disc.
How to switch to another disk in the command prompt
Use the cd command to change to another operating system drive. CD is the abbreviated spelling of chdir (CHange DIRectory - Change directory"). The syntax of DOS allows you to use both options - cd and chdir. A full description of this command directly in terminal by running it with the modifier /?:
chdir /?
Add modifier /d to the command chdir (or cd) to switch from the current storage device to another physical or virtual disk. For example, if you change to drive F, then type and execute the following command:
chdir /d F:
Use a backslash (\) as a command parameter, chdir, to change from any directory of the current drive in its root:
chdir \
Specify in addition to the modifier /d full path from the root of the drive, if you need to switch to a particular directory contained on it. For example, to navigate to the folder with the name of SubFilder placed on the disk F is inside the directory MainFolder, it is necessary to enter and execute the following command:
chdir /d F:\MainFolder\SubFilder
To enter over and over again long paths to folders quite uncomfortable. The terminal interface command prompt does not allow to select and copy the typed one way, but the paste command is copied into it. You can use an auxiliary tool such as Windows Explorer. Revealing the desired folder, select and copy the address bar the full path (CTRL + C). Then switch to the terminal command prompt, right click mouse and select the context menu item "Paste".
Enclose the full path to the folder in quotes if it contains spaces in the names directory. For example:
chdir /d "F:\Program Files\msn gaming zone"
Quotation marks are not always needed - only if the operating system is activated so called "command extensions".
Disable command extensions, if you want to enter the full path without quotes when you switch to another drive:
cmd e:off

Advice 2: In command prompt go to folder

In modern operating systems with graphical interface to navigate to the desired folder is the default program of file Manager. To perform this operation in the command line interface, have very rarely, but any special knowledge in these cases is not required, just simple rules of making just one DOS command.
In command prompt go to folder
You will need
  • ОС Windows.
Launch the terminal command prompt - go to the main menu of the operating system, start typing "com" and click "Command prompt" in the list of search results. In earlier versions of Windows - Windows XP - press Win + R, type cmd, and press Enter.
If the desired folder is not located on the system drive, type the letter of the desired volume, place a colon and press Enter. You can then type the command go to the specific folder of the disk.
Use the command chdir or its shortened version cd to navigate to the desired folder. The only required parameter that you must specify with this command is the path to the folder from the root directory of the disk. Enter it, separated from the command by a space, and then press Enter.
Windows the latest versions, Vista and Seven have the opportunity to run the CLI with the already completed transition to the desired folder. To do this, use the file Manager of the operating system - Windows Explorer. Go with it in your directory, press the Shift key and click the folder icon with the right mouse button. Select the context menu item "Open command window here", and the rest - start a terminal and navigate to this folder - do the OS.
Windows Explorer can be used and working with the cd command in an already running emulator command line. First, in the usual way, type the command and put a space. In order not to type the long address of the folder location, copy it into the address line of the file Manager and switch to command line terminal. Standard Windows hotkeys, including designated operations of copy and paste do not work, so open the context menu and select "Paste". After that you press Enter to complete the transaction.
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