Add Command Prompt Here to Every Folder

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Add Command Prompt Here to Every Folder (Windows 9x and NT)
Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Tip Windows
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If you're from the old school and still use the DOS prompt regularly, then this tip is for you! It creates a new right-click option to open a command prompt window at the directory you are currently working from.

Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new sub key called 'CommandPrompt' in
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\CommandPrompt].
Change the value of (default) within the key to equal the text you would like on the right-click menu, for example 'Command Prompt Here'.

Create another new sub-key under the key created above, name this subkey command as in:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\CommandPrompt\command]

Change the value of (default) within this key depending on your operating system to equal either:

Windows 9x
command.com /k cd "%1"
or

Windows NT/XP/2000/7
cmd.exe /k cd "%1"
Now right-click on a folder and the new option of 'Command Prompt Here' should be available.


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