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Windows 7: Open Command Window Here option not working in Windows 7 Professional

14 Apr 2013   #1
Red Hunt

windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
Open Command Window Here option not working in Windows 7 Professional

Hi All,

I use Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. I want to open folders in command prompt from windows explorer without having me to navigate in the cmd window to my folder. After researching in google, I came to know that there is an option (Open Command Window Here) in the right-click menu to open command prompt windows quickly. However, when I right-click I do not see that option. Instead I see an option called “cmd”. When I hold shift key and right click on this option I get an error message. See attached.

I tried to google this error in internet but couldn’t get any clues as to why this happens. Some sites suggested me to delete the "Extended" registry keys in the following nodes:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd

I tried to delete the “Extended” key from the above registry nodes and restarted my laptop but didn’t help.

Any help is greatly appreciated.




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14 Apr 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Red Hunt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Extended" key is for having to press Shift + right click instead of just right click.

If you like, see if using step 2 in the tutorial below may be able to restore "Open Command Window Here", and no longer having to press Shift.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Apr 2013   #3
Red Hunt

windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

Excellente Brink!! It worked like a wonder!! i was just struggling with this for days to get this to work..
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14 Apr 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Red Hunt. Great news.
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