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How to Create, Open and Delete A Folder Using Command Prompt

Do you often create a new folder through the right-click menu (as the following screen shot shows)? This method, admittedly, is simple and efficient, but not the only way to make a folder. Namely, there are other ways to achieve the same target, and using Command Prompt is among the choices. Moreover, Command Prompt can also be applied to open and delete a folder. Consequently, this article will illustrate how to use Command Prompt to create, open and delete a folder in Windows 8/8.1 computer.

Video guide on how to create, open and delete a folder using Command Prompt on Win 8:

1. Use command prompt to create a folder

Sample: Create a folder titled "video.." in E disk

Step 1: Open Command Prompt.

Press Windows key and X key at the same time to open a menu, and then choose Command Prompt in it.

Step 2: Input a md command in the form of "md drive letter\folder name\" (without double quotation marks) and confirm the setting.

That is, type md e:\video..\ and tap Enter on the keyboard.

Tips: In the md command, "e:" stands for the drive letter of E disk, and "video.." refers to the folder name. Hence, you can change the drive letter and folder name to create another folder on your computer.

Go to E disk and you will find that a folder called "video.." is created with triumph.

2. Use command prompt to open a folder

Step 1: Get to Command Prompt.

Step 2: Type a start command in the form of "start drive letter\folder name\" (without double quotation marks) and affirm the cmd.

If you want to open the "video.." folder, you can follow the procedure below.

Input start e:\video..\ in Command Prompt window, and press Enter.

Immediately, the "video.." folder opens, as exhibited in the picture below.

3. Use command prompt to delete a folder

Step 1: Enter Command Prompt.

Step 2: Type a rd command by the form of "rd drive letter\folder name\" (same as above) and then bring the cmd into effect.

For your better understanding, the rd command of deleting "video.." folder is as follows.

rd e:\video..\

After that, as you can see from the following photo, the specified folder has been removed from E disk.

In brief, from this text, you can learn about the method of using command prompt to create, open and delete a folder. And if you are interested in it, you can try it in your computer at this moment.

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