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Two easy ways to navigate to a directory in CMD

  1. Introduction
  2. The drag and drop method
  3. The cmd method
  4. Tl;dr

Introduction

In todays post I’m going to show you two easy ways to navigate to a directory using Command Prompt. Let’s not waste any time.

The drag and drop method

Open a Command Prompt window and type ‘cd ‘, then open an explorer window and navigate to the required directory.

In this example I’m just navigating to an Adobe Photoshop folder.

Now, simply drag and drop the folder you’d like to navigate to, into CMD.

cmd window with cd command and a file path

Now press ‘Enter‘ and I kid you not that’s it, you’re now in that directory. This method can also just be used to paste a file path without having to type it out or copy and paste it in.

cmd window with cd command and a file path

The cmd method

This method is even easier for navigating to a directory using CMD. Open a file explorer window and navigate to where you’d like your directory to be, I will use the same Photoshop Folder.

File explorer with cmd typed into file path

Now type in ‘cmd‘ in the box highlighted and press ‘Enter‘.

cmd window with the example directory as the current directory

And there you have it, a CMD window will open with that folder as the directory… Even easier!

Tl;dr

Drag and drop the folder into the CMD window.

Type in ‘cmd‘ in the file path box when in the current directory you’d like to start CMD in.