Open DOS Command Prompt Here

16 February 2006 by Snakefoot | Comment » | Trackback Off
If you want to open a command prompt anywhere without manually needing to move to the right directory. Just need to right click the directory.
  1. Start "My Computer"
  2. In the "My Computer" menu select "Tools" -> "Folder Options..."
  3. Select the fan "File Types"
  4. Sort the registered file types by name by clicking the 2nd column
  5. Find and select the file type "Folder"
  6. Press the "Edit" button, and a new window pops up ("Advanced" if using WinMe)
  7. Press the "New..." button, and a new window pops up
  8. Set the action to be :

    Open Command Prompt Here

  9. Set the application to be :

    C:\Windows\command.com /k doskey cd "%1"

  10. Press Ok to save the newly added entry
Now when one right clicks a directory, one is given the option to open a command prompt. This can also be done with the Win95 Powertoys (Though it doesn't activate doskey).

Related Configure file types to include your own useful actions

Updated: 2 December 2009

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