Md

 

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Creates a directory or subdirectory.

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This command is the same as the mkdir command.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

md [<Drive>:]<Path>
mkdir [<Drive>:]<Path>

Parameter

Description

<Drive>:

Specifies the drive on which you want to create the new directory.

<Path>

Required. Specifies the name and location of the new directory. The maximum length of any single path is determined by the file system.

/?

Displays help at the command prompt.

Command extensions, which are enabled by default, allow you to use a single md command to create intermediate directories in a specified path.

To create a directory named Directory1 within the current directory, type:

md Directory1

To create the directory tree Taxes\Property\Current within the root directory, with command extensions enabled, type:

md \Taxes\Property\Current

To create the directory tree Taxes\Property\Current within the root directory as in the previous example, but with command extensions disabled, type the following sequence of commands:

md \Taxes
cd \Taxes 
md Property
cd Property
md Current
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