Systemroot (Recovery Console)

How to Use the Systemroot Command in the Windows XP Recovery Console

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The systemroot command is a Recovery Console command that sets the current folder you are working in as the systemroot folder.

Systemroot Command Syntax

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The systemroot command has no additional switches or options.

Systemroot Command Examples

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In the above example, typing the systemroot command will set the %systemroot% environment variable to the directory that you type the command from.

For example, if you are working in the C:\Windows directory and you type the systemroot command, the %systemroot% environment variable will be set to C:\Windows.

Systemroot Command Availability

The systemroot command is only available from within the Recovery Console in Windows 2000 and Windows XP.