I had to find another way to open the command prompt in a specific, working folder, and the Windows Key + R, type cmd keystroke was no longer efficient. Thankfully, there’s a way around this – two ways, actually…so here they are:
Method #1 – Add a Registry Key
- Open regedit. (If you don’t know how to do this, I wouldn’t suggest you do this then.)
- Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > Folder > Shell.
- Create a new key and call it Open command prompt (type whatever you’d like as this is what will be shown as the “menu” option).
- Create a sub key and name it CMD Here.
- Set the command default value to cmd.exe /k cd %1.
Method #2 – Add via Windows Explorer
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Go to Tools > Folder Options.
- Navigate to the File Types tab.
- Select File Folder under the File Types.
- Go to Advanced, then click New.
- Fill out the fields as show below then hit OK.
After you’ve followed either method #1 or #2, you should get the option to right-click on a folder an open it in the command prompt.
Take it easy and get back to work! =0)