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Command Prompt Anywhere
This tip was submitted by Leon Venediktou.

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 apps
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:

  1. open explorer anywhere
  2. View -> Options... -> File types (tab)
  3. Find and select the "Folder" item in the "registered file types" box
  4. click on "Edit" and you get the "Edit File Type" window
  5. click on "New" and you get "New Action" window
  6. Give it any name you like as long as it makes sense. I named it "To Console..."
  7. 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)
  8. 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.


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