Add "Command prompt from here" to right-click context menu

Applies to:
  • Microsoft Windows XP
How?
 I keep having to do this every year as I reghost all my machines (=restore to sorta factory settings), so instead of googling it and going through other websites that work and don't; I thought I might as well post the way I do it:

  1. Open up windows explorer
  2. Go to Tools -> Folder Options
  3. Click on the File Types tab
  4. Scroll down and select (NONE) Folder as file type
  5. Click on Advanced
  6. Click on New...
  7. For the Action type what ever you want the context menu to display, I use Command prompt from here
  8. For the Application value type c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe (this will be different on winnt, browse if unsure to your cmd.exe program)
  9. Click on OK > OK > Close

Notes:
  • Added by default since Microsoft Windows 7

Credit where Credit is Due:


Feel free to copy, redistribute and share this information. All that we ask is that you attribute credit and possibly even a link back to this website as it really helps in our search engine rankings.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided without warranty and any content is merely the opinion of the author. Please try to test in development environments prior to adapting them to your production environments. The articles are written in good faith and, at the time of print, are working examples used in a commercial setting.

Thank you for visiting and, as always, we hope this website was of some use to you!

Kind Regards,

Joel Lipman
www.joellipman.com

Related Articles

Joes Revolver Map

Joes Word Cloud

Accreditation

Badge - Certified Zoho Creator Associate
Badge - Certified Zoho Creator Associate

Donate & Support

If you like my content, and would like to support this sharing site, feel free to donate using a method below:

Paypal:
Donate to Joel Lipman via PayPal

Bitcoin:
Donate to Joel Lipman with Bitcoin - Valid till 8 May 2022 3QnhmaBX7LQSRsC9hh6Je9rGQKEGNQNfPb
© 2021 Joel Lipman .com. All Rights Reserved.