Starting CMD from a bash shell with current directory on a mounted/network drive results in an incorrect current directory

john daintree
Mon Dec 13 10:53:41 GMT 2021

Hello All,


I've just upgraded a machine from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Part of my work
process is now broken because when starting cmd from Cygwin with the current
directory on a mounted drive I get the following error/warning/issue:



/cygdrive/j$ cmd


CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.

UNC paths are not supported.  Defaulting to Windows directory.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.348]

(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.





The drive J: is mounted as something on our network (I've redacted a bit of
the path, for probably no good reason)


Is there a workaround? Or is this something that can be fixed in Cygwin?





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