The navigation features in the Command Prompt are very helpful. If you are currently in the system32 path in the command prompt and you are wise to return to the Users folder, then if you may have difficulties, then you are on the right path.
Ourtechroom will guide you through various techniques for How to navigate to the Users folder quickly and easily from the System32 folder.
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What is the System32 folder?
What is a Users Folder?
The User Profile Folder is created for each user account that you have in your Windows system. It stores essential information such as documents, pictures, downloads, and other personal data.
Ways of Navigating to Users Folder From System32 Folder
Here are a few ways for navigation to the Users Folder from the System32 folder.
Using Absolute Path
If you begin a path in the command prompt with a backslash, it is considered an "absolute path.".We mainly use a backslash("/") for navigating paths for Windows Files and Folders.
Suppose you are currently in the System32 folder and wise to navigate to the Users folder then simply type as below.
C:\Windows\System32> cd /Users
Note that: Command Prompt is noncase sensitive. So, Users, users, USers, etc are all treated in the same way.
If you want to view the content inside Users then just type:
In Windows Environment, forward-slash("\") also works well as shown below.
What will happens if no backslash or forward slash?
If you type without backslash then will get an error because in this case command prompt will treat it as a relative path
C:\Windows\Sytem32> cd Users
The system cannot find the path specified.
This means you are trying to find the Users folder inside the System32 folder which does not exist ie. C:\Windows\System32\Users does not exist.
Using Relative Path (Tranvesing Techniques)
As we know that Users folder is located inside C: drive. So When you want to get to the users' folder path from System32, all you have to do is go up two levels.
Navigating from any current path to Users Folder
For example, if you're in the D: drive in the command prompt and want to go back to the user's directory, the steps are very straightforward. You first have to navigate to C: folder and then type cd /Users as usual.
Currently, I am in the Tutorials folder of E: drive, so first type C: for navigating to C and then type cd \Users. If you are using Windows 11 then simply typing C: will navigate you to the Users folder.
For this, we use user profile environment variables. You can navigate to the current user profile path by simply typing the below code in Command Prompt:
%Userprofile% refers to the path “C:\Users\yourusername\"