Add Command Prompt to right click menu in Windows Explorer


You can add “Open Command Window” to explorer right click by following these steps. Then you do not need to “cd” and traverse to the place where you need to go. You can simply right click and open the command prompt from that place.

Here is how to add Command Prompt to the right click menu on a folder in Windows Explorer. Create a text file, type in the following lines and save it as addprompt.reg.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Command]
@=”Open Command Prompt Here”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Command\Command]
@=”cmd.exe /k cd %1″

Save this out and double click the file. Note this will modify the registry but we promise it is safe. Your anti-virus software might ask you to confirm the registry change and it is safe to allow it.

This adds Command Prompt to the Windows Explorer right click menu. Just right click on a folder, click “Open Command Prompt Here” and you will be at the command prompt in the selected folder. No need to type CD and the full path anymore.

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