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I have a file name a.txt. I know directory name is d:\karthick but i don't know the subdirectory name using cmd prompt.

Example: d:\karthick\sabari\a.txt

I dont know know sabari folder. Using cmd prompt i need to find.

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migrated from May 31 '13 at 16:30

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try this on the command line:

dir /s d:\karthick\a.txt
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type the folowing at command prompt, you should get a list with subdirectories and files in the directory(three commands):


cd karthick


to open the file with default viewer, then you can type:

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or dir /ad to list only directories. If you know the file name try dir /s a.txt – Stephan May 31 '13 at 12:25

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