Make Directory - Creates a new folder.
syntax MD [drive:]path key The path can consist of any valid characters up to the maximum path length available
You should avoid using the following characters in folder names
- they are all known to cause problems
© ® " - & ' ^ ( ) and @
also many extended characters may not be recognised by older 16 bit windows applications.
The maximum length of a full pathname (folders and filename) under NTFS or FAT is 260 characters.
Folder names are not case sensitive, but only folder names longer than 8 characters will always retain their case, as typed.
C:\temp> MD MyFolder
Make several folders with one command
C:\temp> MD Alpha Beta Gamma
Make an entire path
MD creates any intermediate directories in the path, if needed.
For example, assuming \utils does not exist then:
MD \utils\downloads\Editor is the same as: md \utils cd \utils md downloads cd downloads md Editor
for long filenames include quotes
MD "\utils\downloads\Super New Editor"
You cannot create a folder with the same name as any of the following
CON, PRN, LPT1, LPT2 ..LPT9, COM1, COM2 ..COM9
This limitation ensures that redirection to these devices will always work.
If you plan to copy data onto CDROM avoid folder trees more than 8 folders deep
MKDIR is a synonym for MD
"We are American at puberty. We die French" - Evelyn Waugh
RD - Delete folders or entire folder trees
Linkd - link an NTFS directory to a target object. (Win 2K ResKit)
Equivalent Linux BASH commands:
mkdir - Create new folder(s)