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Create a context menu entry for 'Command Prompt Here'

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To create a context menu entry for "Command Prompt Here", you need only follow a few simple steps.

First, copy the following text into notepad and save as "CmdHere.reg":

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellCmdHere @="Command &Prompt Here"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellCmdHerecommand @="cmd.exe "%1"

Right click on the 'CmdHere.reg' file and choose 'Merge.' You will now have 'Command Prompt Here' as a context menu entry in Explorer when you right click on a folder. If you prefer, you can always use regedit and create the keys and REG_SZ entries yourself. Enjoy!

This was first published in August 2002

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