mkdir

Creates a directory or subdirectory. Command extensions, which are enabled by default, allow you to use a single mkdir command to create intermediate directories in a specified path.

Note

This command is the same as the md command.

Syntax

mkdir [<drive>:]<path>

Parameters

Parameter Description
<drive>: Specifies the drive on which you want to create the new directory.
<path> Specifies the name and location of the new directory. The maximum length of any single path is determined by the file system. This is a required parameter.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Examples

To create a directory named Directory1 within the current directory, type:

mkdir Directory1

To create the directory tree Taxes\Property\Current within the root directory, with command extensions enabled, type:

mkdir \Taxes\Property\Current

To create the directory tree Taxes\Property\Current within the root directory as in the previous example, but with command extensions disabled, type the following sequence of commands:

mkdir \Taxes
mkdir \Taxes\Property
mkdir \Taxes\Property\Current

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