Change your Default CMD prompt path

Sometimes, your path when you go to start->run, CMD will be something you don’t want. In active directory or on an NT domain, sometimes your default home path might be a network drive. This isn’t so good when you are offline or drop offline after being online. The CMD prompt is set to a place where you can’t get to.

To change the path, you can edit the registry (at your own risk)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor]


This will change the path to your c:\ drive.

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  • Gecko

    That didn’t work for me (WinXP)

  • Shenthilsree

    it didn’t work for me in Windows XP also

  • Jim Stuckey

    The actual string to enter is cd /d c:” Note the lack of a beginning quote and the presence of an ending quote, that is not a type