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Ten hidden Windows command prompt tricks

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Drag and drop a folder to open command prompt

Source:  Nirmal Sharma; Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you don't want to open a command prompt from the right-click context menu of the folder as explained previously, then just drag the folder and drop it to the command prompt. The only issue with this approach is that you must type "CD" before dragging the folder to the command prompt. This last command also works in Windows XP.

About the author:
Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services. He specializes in Directory Services, Microsoft Clustering, Hyper-V, SQL and Exchange and has been involved in Microsoft technologies since 1994. Sharma can be reached at nirmal_sharma@mvps.org.

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Great tip. This capability is not something I've heard or found before.
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