Published: April 17, 2012
Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Changes the current directory to the directory that was most recently stored by the pushd command.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
Every time you use the pushd command, a single directory is stored for your use. However, you can store multiple directories by using the pushd command multiple times.
The directories are stored sequentially in a virtual stack. If you use the pushd command once, the directory in which you use the command is placed at the bottom of the stack. If you use the command again, the second directory is placed on top of the first one. The process repeats every time you use the pushd command.
You can use the popd command to change the current directory to the directory most recently stored by the pushd command. If you use the popd command, the directory on the top of the stack is removed from the stack and the current directory is changed to that directory. If you use the popd command again, the next directory on the stack is removed.
When command extensions are enabled, the popd command removes any drive-letter assignations created by pushd.
The following example shows how you can use the pushd command and the popd command in a batch program to change the current directory from the one in which the batch program was run and then change it back:
@echo off rem This batch file deletes all .txt files in a specified directory pushd %1 del *.txt popd cls echo All text files deleted in the %1 directory