|This tip was submitted by Leon
In order to access the command prompt or the console as
now days is known, at the best you can double click on a shortcut that you might
have on your desktop.
Then comes the good old:
cd progs etc...
How about a right click option on your explorer with a To Console... option that
it opens a console window ready at the path you selected from the explorer?
Here is how:
- open explorer anywhere
- View -> Options... -> File types (tab)
- Find and select the "Folder" item in the "registered file types" box
- click on "Edit" and you get the "Edit File Type" window
- click on "New" and you get "New Action" window
- Give it any name you like as long as it makes sense. I named it "To
- Browse to your windows and system folder and select the Cmd.exe this should
be the console program... Make sure on the Application used to perform action
you select the
C:\WINNT\system32\Cmd.exe (or what ever is you windows system folder)
- Add the following: /k cd "%1"
for Win NT it should look like:
C:\WINNT\system32\Cmd.exe /k cd "%1"
Ok all you have to do is to go to your explorer. On the left hand pane you get the tree view. Right click on a folder there and
select To Console.