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Creating New File and Folder in MS-DOS


This is another Tutorials in MS-DOS Series. In this post, we will learn to Create a new file and folder using DOS System. Before this, I would like to introduce you with Command Prompt.
Prompt means “Assist by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned.” MS DOS prompt also help you and interfaces with you.

In above line C: (colon) is current drive , \ (backslash) is symbol for directory (folder), Users is directory name, \ (backslash) is directory symbol, John is name of folder and > (greater than) is command prompt symbol. This is the place, where you will write command.
1. How to create a File?

Use following commands to create a file in MS-DOS command prompt.

copy con filename ↵

Hi, My name is John. You are learning how to create a file in DOS mode.

^Z ↵
Meaning of above commands.

copy con – This command is used for creating new file.

↵ – This is Enter key. This executes command typed in prompt.

Hi,.. .. .. in DOS mode. – This is text of your file.

^Z ↵ – This is Ctrl+Z key. This saves current file. Alternate for this is F6 key.

2. How to create Folder?

Use following commands to create a folder (directory) in MS-DOS command prompt.

md foldername ↵


mkdir foldername ↵
Meanings of Above Command:

md or mkdir – Make Directory

↵ – Enter Key to execute command.
Will be back with more on MS-DOS Series. Till then, you can add me on Google+ at +John Bhatt