2013/2/8 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
The backslash is an escape character in Unix shells, so to get a
literal backslash you need to double them:

  ls -la c:\\windows\\ADAM

(Not that I understand why you would like to use backslashes in a Unix
shell.)

BGINFO for X, do you realize you can use forward slashes instead? For example:
ls -la /c/windows/ADAM (Unix style)
ls -la c:/windows/ADAM (recognized by Windows -- explorer, cmd.exe, etc).