Ever wanted to be able to open a command prompt from windows explorer where the current command prompt folder is the current windows explorer folder? Well here's how to do it: (Tested under XP Pro)
- Open the windows registry editor (Start, Run, RegEdit)
- Select the node HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell.
- Create a new key, DOS Prompt. (Right click, New, Key, type Command Prompt).
- Select the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Command Prompt.
- Create a new key, Command. (Right click, New, Key, type Command)
- Edit the string Default. (Right click, Modify, type c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe %1)
If you now go to the windows explorer and browse to a folder and right click you will see an option Command Prompt. Selecting that option will open up a command prompt window with the default folder as the one selected in windows explorer.
Note that editing the registry can seriously damage your health! Always back up your registry before editing.