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This tip enables you to right-click on a folder in the Windows Explorer and launch a command prompt window that is already at the selected folder (no need to use 'cd' to get there).
- Launch Windows Explorer.
- Choose Tools from the menu, then Folder Options.
- In the Folder Options window, click the File Types tab.
- Scroll down the list until you reach the items whose Extension is 'N/A'. One of these items is called 'Folder'.
- Click on the 'Folder' item to select it, then click the Advanced button. In the Edit File Type window, you will see a list of actions (probably only 'explore' and 'open').
- Click the New button. The New Action dialog will appear.
- In the text box labeled 'Action:', type "Command Prompt Here" (without the double quotes).
- In the text box labeled 'Application used to perform action:', type "cmd.exe" (without the double quotes).
- Click OK to dismiss each dialog in turn.
- In Windows Explorer, right click on a folder. Notice that there is now a new item in the context menu called "Command Prompt Here". Clicking this item will open a command prompt at the chosen folder.