Tips & Tricks : How can I add a Command Prompt option to the default Explorer right click context menu?

If you find that you frequently open a Command Prompt window and change to a specific directory, you can add the Command Prompt to your shortcut menu. This option enables you to right-click on a folder within Windows Explorer and choose the Command Prompt – which opens a Command Prompt window with that folder as your active directory.

To add the Command Prompt option to the default right click context menu in the Windows Explorer.
Here’s the way to do that:

1) In explorer, open Tools, Folder Options.

2) Select the File Types tab.

3) For Windows XP: Go to NONE / Folder.

4) For Windows 2000: Press n to scroll to the N/A section.

5) For Windows NT/98/95: Press f to scroll to the Folders section.

6) Select the entry labeled Folder

7) For Windows 2000/XP: Press Advanced button.

8) For Windows NT/98/95: Press Edit button.

9) Select New

10) In the action block type “Command Prompt” without the quotes.

11) In the app block type “cmd.exe” without the quotes.

12) Save and exit Folder Options.

Now right click on Start, you should have a new drop down option. Open explorer and right click on a folder, select Command Prompt and a command window opens in that folder.

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