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
CON, PRN, LPT1, LPT2 ..LPT9, COM1, COM2 ..COM9
This limitation ensures that redirection to these devices will always work.
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
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 MD utils\downloads MD utils\downloads\Editor
for filenames with spaces or punctuation characters, add surrounding quotes:
MD "\utils\downloads\Super New Editor"
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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)