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    Open Command Window Here

    Open Command Window Here

    How to Use "Open Command Window Here" in Windows 7
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    How to Use "Open Command Window Here" in Windows 7


       Information
    This will show you how to use the Open Command Window Here context menu item of a folder or drive to open a command prompt with the focus at the folder or drive location in Windows 7.

    This will make it easier to perform a command task at that folder or drive location instead of having to open a command prompt normally and manually type the folder location in it using the CD\ command.
       Note

    • The Open Command Window Here context menu is only available for a folder, included library folder, or drive in Windows Explorer, Navigation Pane, and on the Desktop.
    • The Open Command Window Here context menu is not available for a Library or files (ex: exe, txt, etc...).
    • The Open Command Window Here context menu item only opens a normal command prompt and not an elevated command prompt.
       Warning
    This will not work with Library folders.

    EXAMPLE: "Open Command Window Here" for a Folder and Drive
    Open Command Window Here-folder_command_prompt.jpg
    Open Command Window Here-drive_command_prompt.jpg

    Here's How:
    1. Press and hold the Shift key and right click on the folder or drive that you want to open a command prompt with the focus at, and click on Open Command Window Here.
    Open Command Window Here-folder_context_menu.jpgOpen Command Window Here-drive_context_menu.jpg
    2. Release the Shift key.
    That's it,
    Shawn











  1. Posts : 1,939
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
       #1

    Now that's a cool trick/tool for those of us who have experience at the old DOS prompt!
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       #2

    Is it in "run as administrator" mode?
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  3. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello Spike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Sorry, but no. It's not a elevated (run as adminsitrator) command prompt.
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Apr 2010 at 00:31. Reason: added link
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  4. Posts : 662
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
       #4

    is there a way that i can run a command window as an admin, from where it says Open Command Window Here on the context menus?
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  5. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Working on it now for you Lloyd. I'll post back when the new tutorial is finished. :)
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  6. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ok Lloyd. Here you go. :)

    Open Command Window Here as Administrator

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 23 May 2011 at 21:27. Reason: updated link
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  7. Posts : 1
    windows 7 home premium 32 bit
       #7

    thanks...i got it....more power...
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  8. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
       #8

    Hey, Brink, ltns.

    I just ran into some very odd behavior that I'm hoping you might clear up.

    I used this method to open a cmd prompt window at a particular directory, but an application that is installed to Program Files refuses to work - but if I open a cmd prompt normally, and navigate to the same directory the tool works from its installation location in C:\Program Files (x86)\.

    Any ideas on why this odd behavior is occurring?
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  9. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Hello John,

    Not sure. Go ahead and post a screenshot showing the command prompt and what command you entered with it to see if something may show as why. :)
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