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In XP I was used to having the "Open Command Window Here" option in my context menu for folders. In Vista, it's hidden by default, but I know that I can hold shift when right clicking to see that option.

What I want to know is, how can I get the same functionality, except for PowerShell instead of cmd.exe?

Even better would be to get it to always be there without having to shift+right click.

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

Answered at Stackoverflow: How to start PowerShell from Windows Explorer?

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Nice, although it chokes when you try to use a path that has any single quotes in it. – TM. Sep 7 '09 at 5:14

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