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> cd "\my directory"
> and all other tried incantations do not work. I frequently need to
> cd from within a DOS box and it seems that the XP DOS box doesn't
> like the extended directory names.
> how would I quote the directory name in a cd command if it has spaces in
> the name?
From the root (C:\, e.g.) cd "c:\documents and settings\herb
works for me, with or without the close quotes.