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Say I want to go to my documents folder and open a cmd session that starts in that folder. How might I do that? :)

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In Windows 7 and Vista, hold shift and right-click in/on a folder. You'll get a new context menu option called "Open Command Window here".

There is an eponymous Windows XP PowerToy which adds exactly that feature to Windows XP.

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You can also just shift+right click on the desktop or just on the background of a folder. –  Nitrodist Jul 4 '10 at 4:47

The PowerToy will do it, but I prefer to use cmdopen, which can be found here.

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Go to the Address Bar of the window and type in cmd and it'll open a command prompt in the folder you're currently in. No need to install anything.

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Didn't work for me...just opened up a search page in Chrome looking for cmd... –  Kruug Feb 4 '13 at 14:57
    
What OS are you running? This might be Vista/7 specific. –  Corey Ogburn Feb 4 '13 at 15:00
    
Running Windows XP –  Kruug Feb 4 '13 at 15:03
    
Yeah, just ran a virtual machine and tried it, this doesn't work in WinXP. –  Corey Ogburn Feb 4 '13 at 15:21

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