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
Command extensions, which are enabled by default, allow a single MD command to create all the intermediate directories in a specified path.
Avoid using the following characters in folder names
- they are known to cause problems:
© ® " - & ' ^ ( ) and @
Many extended characters will 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.
If the Directory was successfully created %ERRORLEVEL% = 0
Directory could not be created = 1
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 filenames with spaces or punctuation characters, 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
MKLINK / Linkd - Link an NTFS directory to a target object.
powershell: New-Item -path c:\ -name "Demo Folder" -type directory
Equivalent bash command (Linux): mkdir - Create new folder(s)