For some reason I'm unable to change drives. I get the error The system cannot find the path specified.

I'm sure it was working a month ago and haven't tried it since then.

C:\Users\Username>cd D:\ /d
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\Users\Username>cd G:\ /d
The system cannot find the path specified.

Within the same drive, I can change directories though.

C:\Users\Username>cd .virtualbox


C:\Users\Username\.VirtualBox>cd C:\

cd /?
Displays the name of or changes the current directory.

CHDIR [/D] [drive:][path]
CHDIR [..]
CD [/D] [drive:][path]
CD [..]

The syntax is incorrect. It should be:

cd /d D:


Don't use the cd command to change drives. CD stands for "Change Directory" not "Change Drive". To change drives simply enter the drive letter followed by a colon. At the prompt enter D: and hit enter.


Do it with no backslash.

Proper: X: and enter.

No longer working: CD X:\

I do not recall in what version of windows they did this, but it happened at a point.

So to change the actual disk, writing it as X: is sufficient, no CD command needed.

You later use CD to navigate desired directories in the current drive.

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