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How to Enable “Open command window here” when you right click on a folder in Windows

By default when you right click a folder, you won’t be seeing the “Open command window here”. If you love using command prompt you can permanently enable this on the context menu when you right click a folder.

By default when you right click a folder, you won’t be seeing the “Open command window here”. If you love using command prompt you can permanently enable this on the context menu when you right click a folder.

There are three possible ways of enabling the “Open command window here” in the context menu. The easiest way is to press the Shift key on the keyboard then right clicking on a folder, this technique requires you to press the Shift key everytime you want the “Open command window here” to appear on the context menu. The other way would be editing the windows registry. Please note that windows registry serves important role in the proper operation of Windows operating system, before trying to edit the windows registry, back up the registry or create a windows system restore point, so that in case things don’t work out right at least you would be able to restore your computer to a state when everything runs perfectly.

This tutorial was tested in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 , Windows 7 and Windows Xp, the only difference is how to run REGEDIT on these different operating system. Check out How to Backup and Restore System Registry to find out how to run regedit or the Registry Editor.

Default right click without “Open command window here”.

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