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Recently I worked under linux and there is a feature that I like very much. I can open a shell by making right click inside the window and choosing a corresponding option from menu. Is there a way to add something similar in Windows?

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If you shift-right-click in the folder (not on a file) you should see the option

'Open a Command Window here'

Available in Vista and above.

See also here

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what windows versions does this apply to? it's not available in default XP, for example. – quack quixote Apr 15 '10 at 13:09
Windows 7 there is this option. – Jenea Apr 18 '10 at 21:39

there are a few methods, outlined in this link.

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Microsoft's set of PowerToys for Windows XP includes a tool that provides an Open Command Window Here context menu item.

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