Got lost at the beginning

As I was following the tutorial prepared by Giraffe Academy on Youtube, I am stuck in the stage of creating the first web page directory using the comman C:\Hugo>hugo new site example. The message says “Congratulations! Your new Hugo site is created in C:\Hugo\example” but I cannot see any folders in that directory named as ‘example’.

Using Windows 10, and Hugo 0.33


I have here 0.32.4 and it worked. This is what I see:

C:\Hugo>hugo new site example
Congratulations! Your new Hugo site is created in C:\Hugo\example.

Just a few more steps and you're ready to go:

1. Download a theme into the same-named folder.
   Choose a theme from, or
   create your own with the "hugo new theme <THEMENAME>" command.
2. Perhaps you want to add some content. You can add single files
   with "hugo new <SECTIONNAME>\<FILENAME>.<FORMAT>".
3. Start the built-in live server via "hugo server".

Visit for quickstart guide and full documentation.

 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 260A-0852

 Directory of C:\Hugo

23/01/2018  18:16    <DIR>          .
23/01/2018  18:16    <DIR>          ..
23/01/2018  18:16    <DIR>          example
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               3 Dir(s)  50.482.872.320 bytes free

Just for confirmation @Ozan, how did you install your Hugo?

I’m not on Windows but, perhaps using --verbose will give you more info, in case it’s failing:

 > hugo new site example --verbose

Hi Rick
The command you mentioned does nothing. I simply created a folder in C directory named ‘Hugo’ and extracted the files into the folder which is called ‘bin’ and located inside ‘Hugo’ folder. Then I did the necessary changes in windows to run the Hugo in CMD.

@sjardim I tried 0.32.4 version and nothing has changed. Also, if i try to create a site named as previous one (in this case - example) I get the message saying that - this folder already exists -.

I cannot reach the site folder (example) using cd example command, too.

What am I missing here? Shouldn’t I be able to see the site folders using windows file explorer? Do I need a special kind of file explorer?

Or I had better give up on Hugo? :confused:

Note: Currently I am checking whether there is an issue between the hugo and antivirus program (Comodo).

Okay, it was an issue with the Comodo Antivirus 10. I have noticed that Comodo blocked the hugo.exe without letting me know. Unblocking it from the list in Comodo solved the problem.

Thank you All.


:ok_hand: Great that you figured it out!