Help with Terminal - can't navigate to folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by killraskal, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. killraskal macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2017
    Hi all,

    I'm having a strange issue with Terminal.
    I have to navigate to a folder which is on my Desktop:
    - at command prompt I type cd Desktop and all good, I navigate to the Desktop;
    - I type cd folderName and I get "No such file or directory".

    The folder is clearly on my Desktop and if I type ls when I'm in Desktop the folder appears on the list.
    I managed to navigate to this folder using terminal before. This problem started all of a sudden and I have no idea why.

    If somebody could help it would be great. Thanks!
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    To quickly learn how to navigate select a folder in Finder and in Terminal type : cd and then drag that selected folder to Terminal window. This way you learn how to type out Terminal navigation!

    Plus read the web blog 10 Terminal Commands Every Mac User Should Know.

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