MD

Make Directory - Creates a new folder.

Syntax
      MD [drive:]path [[drive:]path...]

Key
   The path can consist of any valid characters up to the maximum path length.

Command extensions, which are enabled by default, allow a single MD command to create all the intermediate directories in a specified path.

Try to avoid using the following characters in folder names, they may cause problems when scripting: © ® " & ' ^ @

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.

You cannot create a folder with the same name as any of the following devices:
CON, PRN, LPT1, LPT2 ..LPT9, COM1, COM2 ..COM9
This limitation ensures that redirection to these devices will always work.

Errorlevels

If the Directory was successfully created %ERRORLEVEL% = 0
If the Directory could not be created %ERRORLEVEL% = 1

If you plan to copy data onto CD-ROM avoid folder trees more than 8 folders deep.

MKDIR is a synonym for MD

Examples

C:\temp> MD MyFolder

Make several folders with one command

C:\temp> MD Alpha Beta Gamma

will create

C:\temp\Alpha\
C:\temp\Beta\
C:\temp\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 
   MD utils\downloads 
   MD utils\downloads\Editor

for filenames with spaces or punctuation characters, add surrounding quotes:

 MD "\utils\downloads\Super New Editor"

"We are American at puberty. We die French" - Evelyn Waugh

Related:

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)


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