[How To] Create Folder with name starting with dot(.) in Windows

Last Updated On : Saturday, November 21, 2015
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By default windows won’t allow to create a folder with name starting with dot(.), because after dot(.) it must be usually a file extension.

But using windows DOS commands [command prompt] it is possible to create a folder with name starting with dot(.)

How to Steps :
1. Open Command Prompt in windows.
a.Press Run windows [Windows key + R] and type cmd and hit enter.

2. Now navigate to the path where you want to create a folder with name starting with dot(.)
3. Now type “mkdir .FolderName” [without quotes]
E.g. : mkdir .techtolead
This creates a folder like .techtolead

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4. That’s it.

  • Maurice

    I get access denied on my windows 10 laptop

    • Try to execute command prompt with admin privileges and let me know the result.