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

Applies to:
  • Microsoft Windows XP
 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

  • Added by default since Microsoft Windows 7

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