To navigate between folders in the command prompt, you can use the 'CD'
command. 'CD' stands for 'Change Directory' and it works as you'd think it
would. To get to the 'windows' folder from the C:\> prompt;
type: cd windows
Then, hit the enter key. Your prompt will now read 'C:\WINDOWS>' indicating
you are in the 'windows' folder on the 'C:\' drive. Typing 'DIR' now will
get you a list of the files in the windows folder.
To go 'back' to the parent folder or drive of the folder you are
This will return you to the C:\> prompt.
Note that you can navigate multiple directories at a time by typing in
the full path after the 'CD' command. Let's say you wanted to reach
the C:\windows\system32\drivers folder. The easiest way to do this from
the C:\> prompt would be to;
type: cd windows\system32\drivers
That command will navigate directly to the folder you
are trying to reach. This brings us to changing drives, which is handled
differently from changing folders. Instead of using the 'CD' command, you can
simply type the drive letter like this;
By typing the drive letter you automatically move to your most recent location in that drive. Now
use the 'CD' command to navigate to the desired folder on the new drive.