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How To Create Folder Name Starting with dot(.) in Windows

By default, Windows doesn’t allow to create folder name starting with dot(.), because by default Windows system is considering the name starting with dot(.) as a file extension. If you try to create, then Windows will display the below error.

Folder Name With .dot

But using Windows DOS commands [command prompt] you can able to create a folder with the name starting with dot(.)


How To Create Folder Name Starting with dot(.) in Windows:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt in Windows. Open Run window [Windows key + R] and type cmd and hit Enter. or Press Windows Key + X and Open Command Prompt.

Step 2: Now navigate to the path in which you want to create folder name starting with dot(.)

Step 3: Now type mkdir<space>.FolderName

Eg: mkdir .TechToLead

This command will create the folder named as .TechToLead as shown in the screenshot.

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Ashok Udhayanhttps://www.techtolead.com
Ashok Udhayan is the Founder and Chief Editor at TechToLead. He is a Software Engineer by education and a Blogger by Passion. He loves latest technologies, Gadgets, Android and anything related to tech.

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