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Opening a DOS Window to either the Drive or Directory in Explorer

  • Add or Edit the following Registry Keys
  • [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\opennew]
  • @="Dos Prompt in that Directory"
  • [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\opennew\command]
  • @="command.com /k cd %1"
  • [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\opennew]
  • @="Dos Prompt in that Drive"
  • [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\opennew\command]
  • @="command.com /k cd %1"

These will allow you to right click on either the drive or the directory and the option of starting the dos prompt there will pop up

Submitted by James Doss