Open a Command Prompt in Any Folder of Windows 7

by Eric Geier [Published on 27 April 2011 / Last Updated on 25 Feb. 2010]

Here's shortcut to quickly navigate to a path in the Command Prompt.

In earlier versions of Windows, there were hacks to open a Command Prompt window to the current location of a Windows Explorer window. However, Microsoft added native support for this shortcut in Windows 7:

Simply hold the Shift key and right-click on the desired folder. Then click Open command window here. Magically, a Command Prompt window will appear, pointing to the path or location you selected.

This beats manually typing long paths or copying and pasting it.

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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