Open a CMD Window From Anywhere!

In Windows 7, hold down shift and right click a folder to see some additional menu items.  You’ll notice a few extra options like “Open command window here” and “Copy as path”.

Shift + Right Click
Shift + Right Click

Open command window here

Often when browsing folders in Windows Explorer you will want to open a command shell, using the directory being viewed as the current directory:

cmd.exe opened to the selected folder
cmd.exe opened to the selected folder

Then you can do all sorts of cool things, like list out all the files in the directory using dir.

List a folder contents using DIR
List a folder contents using DIR

Copy as path

The “copy as path” option is also really handy on files, especially when uploading files to websites.  Now you can browse to an upload form, hit browse, and just paste in your copied path.

Copy as path, then paste into an upload form
Copy as path, then paste into an upload form

 

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