Rick Glos Life in Portland, Oregon.

Command Prompt Here

27. October 2011 07:33 by Rick Glos in

Another new PC had me searching for allowing the Windows Explorer right click context menu item Open Command Prompt Here script.

The context menu command will open up a windows command prompt and set the current directory to the one you right-clicked on.

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Here’s the registry script to make it happen.  Crack open notepad, copy and paste the stuff below, and save the file with a .reg extension and you can import it into your registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\Command_Prompt_Here]
@="Command &Prompt Here"
"edit"=hex:01,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\Command_Prompt_Here\command]
@="C:\\Windows\\system32\\cmd.exe /k cd \"\"%1\"\""