Command Prompt Here

Command Prompt Here


I am a die-hard command-line fan. Even with tab-completion of long file names, it is still a pain to navigate around. This is a tip to get a "Command Prompt Here" menu item in the context menu of Windows Explorer.


  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Choose ToolsFolder Options...
  3. Switch to the File Types tab
  4. Select Folder from the list and press the Advanced button.
  5. Choose New
  6. Give it a nice name like "Command Prompt Here" and the application c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /K cd "%1"
  7. OK, OK and OK to save it.

Credit to PDF Hacks. I'd seen a little .reg file to do this, but I really don't like running them.