Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

The popd command changes the current directory to the directory that was most recently stored by the pushd command.

Every time you use the pushd command, a single directory is stored for your use. However, you can store multiple directories by using the pushd command multiple times. The directories are stored sequentially in a virtual stack, so if you use the pushd command once, the directory in which you use the command is placed at the bottom of the stack. If you use the command again, the second directory is placed on top of the first one. The process repeats every time you use the pushd command.

If you use the popd command, the directory on the top of the stack is removed and the current directory is changed to that directory. If you use the popd command again, the next directory on the stack is removed. If command extensions are enabled, the popd command removes any drive-letter assignments created by the pushd command.




Parameter Description
/? Displays help at the command prompt.


To change the current directory from the one in which the batch program was run, and then to change it back, type:

@echo off
rem This batch file deletes all .txt files in a specified directory
pushd %1
del *.txt
echo All text files deleted in the %1 directory

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