How to Change Command Prompt Directory

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to change the command prompt directory in windows. We will teach you how to use the command prompt to change directory.


Step 1: Open Command Prompt

First of all, go to the start menu and from there, open the command prompt window.

Opening Command Prompt

Step 2: Change directory

We can go to any command prompt directory from here. For the purpose of this tutorial, let us say that we want to open the program files. In order to do so, type in “Cd program files”.
Cd is the command used in command prompt for changing the directory.

Changing directory

Step 3: Dir Command

Once you are in program files, you can use the “dir” command to view the directory. As a result, the entire directory of C Program Files will be displayed.

View directory

Step 4: Open Folder

If you want to open another folder in this directory, simply type in
Cd followed by the folder name that you want to open.

Open Folder

Step 5: Back out of a directory

If you want to go backwards or get out of a certain directory that you opened, simply type in
“Cd..”
Use the above command until you are back in the root C drive.

Go to root directory

Step 6: Change disk drive

If you want to go to the D drive, simply type in
D:
In this manner, you can change directories in command prompt. If you want to close the command prompt, simply type in “exit” and hit the enter key. You will be taken back to your desktop.

Change drive

Step 7: Open command prompt

Another way to open the command prompt is through the run dialog.
Simply press the “windows + r” key to open the run dialog box and type in cmd there. In this manner, you can open the command prompt from run as well.

Open command prompt via run