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Command Line – Set the Default Startup Directory

1. Go to the Registry editor:

Win+R -> "regedit"

2. Go to the following branch:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor

3. Find the key or create a new one (as a String key) with this name:


CMD Default Directory
4. Change its value to a string with this format:

cd /d [path]

where the [path] is a folder path

5. The changes should apply the next time you open the Command Line window (cmd.exe).

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