How to View Folders in the Command Prompt?

The Windows command prompt offers a number of functionalities by running a set of commands. You can perform basic operations with simple commands or even run advanced commands for complicated tasks. You can reach to a higher level if you are thorough with executing basic commands. Some basic operations are briefed out here.

Open the prompt

Go to the start menu and type ‘CMD’ or ‘cmd’ and open the command window. A black terminal with a blinking cursor appears to accept your commands. Thereby, you can execute the commands.

Viewing folders via command prompt

Many users ask for is there any alternate way to open the folder contents in Windows system. And the answer is- yes, with command prompt it is possible to access your system folders. With DIR command you can view the required folder.

Suppose that you want to view a folder present in the E:, then make sure that your current directory is E:. If not, you can change the directory using the cd command. Now to view folders contents, type DIR command and hit on Enter key. After command execution you can see all the files and folders that are contained in the drive. Along this, you can see certain other information associated with the folders like- size, last modified date and time.

Creating new folders

You can create new folders using MKDIRFolder or MD folder commands.  Change the directory to the location where you want to create the folder then type the command, press on enter key. Then you can use dir command to see if the folder is being v=created in the required destination or not.

Additionally, you can perform other tasks associated with files and folders on your Windows system in the command prompt. You can access your system drives, navigate between folders and other folder operations by executing appropriate commands on the command prompt.

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