Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Command Prompt on Right Click Folder Option

Command Prompt on Right-Click Folder Option

Many computer users, especially programmers need to launch a command prompt window every once in a while to execute some dos/shell commands. The problem is,when a command prompt window launched, the default path is normally the system path or the user profile's path. The users will then have to do all the "cd" commands to change the directories to the path he/she wants.

This trick shows you how to add an option called "Command Prompt" when you right-click on a folder in Windows. With this option, a Command Prompt Window will launch and its current directory will be the path to the folder you've selected.
Here's what you'll get:

The Solution

You need to edit your registry for this
Edit the registry:
1.     Start > Run.
2.     Enter "regedit" and hit Enter.
3.     Expand to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell"
4.     Right-click on "shell" and select New > Key.
5.     Make sure a new key is created under "shell". Change the name of this key to "Command Prompt".
6.     Right-click on this new key "Command Prompt" and select New > Key.
7.     Change the name of this key to "command".
8.     Here's what we should have: 

9.     Double-click on the "(Default)" text on the right window to bring up the edit box.

10. Enter this text into the Value Data field:
cmd.exe "%1".
11. Click OK and close the registry.

Enjoy  :)

ReGarDs    Sushant (h^x0r)

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