Tip: Opening CMD window from Windows Explorer

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  • Michael Otey
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    #614535

    One cool tip that I ran across and thought I would share is the ability to open a CMD window in the current folder from Windows Explorer in Windows 10. You used to be able to use shift and right-click in Windows 7 but with that has been replaced in Windows 10 by PowerShell and the Linux shell if you have WSL installed. Even so, its still easy to open a CMD window in the current folder by simply navigating to the folder and then typing CMD in the Windows 10 Explorer’s address bar. Don’t know how I missed that but maybe some other people did too.


    wullieb1
    Moderator
    #614538

    You can open PowerShell from that location as well by typing PowerShell in the address bar. Pretty sure this has been doable for quite a number of releases, well for a command prompt anyway

    JeremyW
    JeremyW
    Moderator
    #614576

    I never knew that. :) I’ve always just did WinKey+R then typed the command… until windows 7. From then on I just hit the WinKey and start typing for whatever I want.


    Michael Otey
    Participant
    #614634

    Thanks for the follow up tips. I use PowerShell quite a bit but I still have a number of batch files around.  The thing I liked about this tips was that the commands are all in the current folder and there’s no need to use command line navigation to get there. :-)

    JeremyW
    JeremyW
    Moderator
    #614636

    That’s a good point. That will probably come in handy if I’m deep in some nested folders and need to run some commands there.

    Blood
    Blood
    Moderator
    #614688

    Sweet! I did not know that, either! Thanks :)

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