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Create a Date Folder on Windows

For categorizing daily backup files, we should make folders named with that date. In this post, we'll talk about how to create a folder by current date.

Check Date Variables

First of all, we open a command prompt (CMD), and then we print the date variables before actually create it.

C:\Users\Administrator>echo "%date:~10,4%%date:~4,2%%date:~7,2%"

It looks good.

Create Date Folder

We use mkdir to make it.

C:\Users\Administrator>mkdir "C:\Backup\%date:~10,4%%date:~4,2%%date:~7,2%"

We see no error.

Switch Date Folder

We can make a test to switch present working directory to the new folder.

C:\Users\Administrator>cd "C:\Backup\%date:~10,4%%date:~4,2%%date:~7,2%"


We made it.

To automatically run the command, you may put the command into your batch file.

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