Well many of us still use the command prompt (atleast I do) to test several things or love working with batch files. For that purpose I need to access many folders on different drives. Using CD repeatedly can be a pain when you need to do it frequently. There are power toys & tweaks available which allow us to add the functionality of accessing a folder directly in command prompt but I am going to share a simple trick to implement it in WinXP.
Step # 1 Just Select Folder Options from Tools menu
Step # 2 Under the File Types tab, find entry named Folder and click on Advanced
Step # 3 Select New to add a new entry in context menu
Step # 4 Type “CMD” or anything you like to appear on context menu in Action and type cmd.exe /k cd %1 below it
Step # 5 Select Ok as many times as it ask for to come back to the explorer window where you started. Now when you right click on any folder, there will be a context menu entry for accessing that folder in command prompt.
Do post your opinion how you find the tutorial and let me know if you need any further assistance.
Hey Nice trick I like it… 😈
I am glad that you like it. 😀
Nice tip, but I use a power toy for windows XP which adds the Open Command Prompt Window here to the context menu..
Yes I am aware of such power toy but there is always a way by which you can implement things directly. It is just an effort from my side to expose things. 😀
dats a great post bt i was wondering hw abt removing the action from the context menu?
In step #3, there is a “remove” button too.