Navigate to Users folder from System32 in Cmd


👤 Diwas Poudel    🕒 Jun 8 2022    📁 Fix    📜 0 comment

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.

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.

Note: For the purposes of this demonstration, I'm going to assume that your OS is installed on the C: drive.

Ways of Navigating to Users Folder From System32 Folder

Here are a few ways for navigation to the Users Folder from the System32 folder.

1 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 non case sensitive .So, Users, users, USers etc are all treated in the same way.

cd user
fig. Navigate to Users Folder 

If you want to view the content inside Users then just type:

C:\Users> dir
dir-user-profile
fig. View content inside Users folder

In Windows Environment, forward slash("\") also works well as shown below.

C:\Windows\System32> cd \Users 

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 relativepath

C:\Windows\Sytem32> cd Users 
The system cannot find the path specified. 

This means you are trying to find Users folder inside System32 folder which doesnot exists ie. C:\Windows\System32\Users does not exists.

2 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.

Example:

C:\Windows\System32> cd ..\..\Users 

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.

E:\Tutorials> c: 
C:\Windows\System32> cd \Users 

Currently I am in 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 Users folder.

FAQ:

How to find Current User Profile Path using Command Prompt?

For this we use userprofile environment variables .You can navigate to current user profile path by simply typing below code in Command Prompt:

cd %userprofile% 

%Userprofile% refers to the path “C:\Users\yourusername\"