If you’re in an MS-DOS window and you’d like to see a folder’s contents, you don’t have to use DOS commands. Simply type:
(that’s the word explorer and then a space and then a dot)
… and press Enter. A single-paned window with info about the current directory will pop up. If you type explorer without the space and dot, a window with info about the root directory will appear. If want a two-paned Windows Explorer-style window, type:
…at the command prompt, and press Enter.