Cannot change drive in cmd under Win 7

December 3, 2010 at 15:12:15
Specs: Windows 7
I had this same problem at first until i found the answer utilizing help. To change the drive, you now need to include a /D switch in the statement.

cd /D e: Will change to E: Drive.
cd e: Will simply show you the current directory in e:, usually e:\

Why do people insist on making things more difficult.


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#1
December 3, 2010 at 15:39:21

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#2
December 3, 2010 at 19:28:16
The problem is you should have never been changing drives like that.

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#3
December 5, 2010 at 12:56:52
Unfortunately, what I was doing required you to be at a command prompt and in the appropriate drive to work in order to prevent overwriting your master boot record. No MBR, no OS booty!

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#4
December 5, 2010 at 13:06:57
CD stands for Chage Directory, not Change Drive.
Again, the command to change the drive is:
<drive>:

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#5
December 5, 2010 at 13:11:28
Your right, but at least you know 2 ways to do it now in case you forget it like I did. It's been awhile.

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#6
December 6, 2010 at 14:08:28
Cept one is the wrong way and takes longer and doesn't seem to work across versions.

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#7
December 6, 2010 at 14:09:01
but you are right. we all learned something.

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