How To Disable Deep Freeze Using Command Prompt

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Today, I want to share with you my personal experience and knowledge on how to disable Deep Freeze using the command prompt. Deep Freeze is a powerful software that helps protect your computer’s configuration by restoring it to its original state after each reboot. However, there may be times when you need to temporarily disable Deep Freeze to make changes or troubleshoot certain issues. Let’s dive into the step-by-step process.

Step 1: Accessing the Command Prompt

To begin, we need to access the Command Prompt. You can do this by clicking on the Start menu, typing “cmd” into the search bar, and selecting the Command Prompt application.

Step 2: Changing the Current Drive

Deep Freeze is typically installed on the C drive, so we need to navigate to this drive in the Command Prompt. Type “C:” and press Enter to change the current drive to C.

Step 3: Locating the Deep Freeze Installation Directory

Next, we need to locate the Deep Freeze installation directory. By default, it is usually located in “C:\Program Files\Deep Freeze”. To navigate to this folder, type “cd Program Files\Deep Freeze” and press Enter.

Step 4: Disabling Deep Freeze

Once we are in the Deep Freeze installation directory, we can now disable Deep Freeze using the command prompt. Type “Df.exe /D” and press Enter. This command will disable Deep Freeze on your computer.

Step 5: Verifying Deep Freeze Status

Now that Deep Freeze is disabled, it’s a good idea to verify its status. Type “Df.exe” and press Enter. If Deep Freeze is indeed disabled, you will see a message stating “Deep Freeze is Disabled”.

Remember, it is important to re-enable Deep Freeze after you have made the necessary changes or resolved the issues on your computer. To re-enable Deep Freeze, simply repeat the steps above, but instead of using the “/D” switch, use the “/F” switch when running the “Df.exe” command.


Disabling Deep Freeze using the command prompt can be a useful skill to have when you need to make changes or troubleshoot issues on your computer. However, it is important to exercise caution and only disable Deep Freeze when necessary. Always remember to re-enable Deep Freeze after you have finished making your changes to ensure the security and stability of your system.