Open Command Prompt from the Right Click Menu
Ok, I borrowed this one from somewhere and modified it to fit my needs. Half the time I forget it’s there, but sometimes I need a command prompt window in a folder thats nested a few levels deep. Instead of typing
cd to change to every child folder, I found this registry file which allows you to right click on almost any folder or file and open a command prompt from that location. The right click menu will say, “Selected Folder Prompt” or “..Parent Folder Prompt” depending on which object you click.
Place the code inside of a *.REG file and double click it to add the functionality to the registry. You can also uncomment (remove the semicolons) the last 3 lines to remove the the entries from the right click menu.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ; This script creates context menu items that allow users to click on either a file ; or folder and open up a command prompt from either the current or parent folder [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\zCmd1] @=".\Selected Folder Prompt" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\zCmd1\Command] @="cmd.exe /k pushd %L" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\zCmd2] @="..\Parent Folder Prompt" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\zCmd2\Command] @="cmd.exe /k "For %%a in (%cd% cls) do %%a"" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Cmd] @="..\Parent Folder Prompt" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Cmd\Command] @="cmd.exe /k "For %%a in (%cd% cls) do %%a"" ; To remove the script ;[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\zCmd1] ;[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\zCmd2] ;[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell]