Yearly Archives: 2009

Command Prompt Here

Have you ever wanted to open a Command Prompt in the folder you are currently browsing in Windows Explorer. It’s time saving feauture that’s not present currently in Windows. If you do a Google search, you will find various methods for doing this. The method that I will show you will not require instalation of some software sush as Cmd Here powertoy.

So here is how is done:
1. Open Control Panel ( or in Windows Explorer select the Tools menu and then Folder Options ) and navigate to Folder Options

2. In the “Folder Options” property page select File Types and in the “Registered file types:” list select {NONE} | Folder

Folder Options property page
3.Click the “Advanced” button. The “Edit File Type” dialog will apear

4.Click on the “New” button, the “New Action” dialog will apear

5. In the “Action:” field type “Command Prpmpt” or name of your choice, and in the “Application used to preform the action:” type cmd.exe.

6. Click “OK” to close the “New Action” dialog, click “OK” to close “Edit File Type” dialog and “OK” to close the “Folder Options” dialog.

Now when you right click on a folder in Windows Explorer you shoud see an context menu entry labeled “Command Prompt”, click on it to open a “cmd.exe” window in the selected folder.