Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I right click within an Explorer window, down in 'New' I of course have the option to create a new folder, text file, etc. there. I would like to add the option of opening a cmd 'black box' window in the directory in which I right clicked. Is there a way to do this?

share|improve this question
Something like this?… – Zoredache Feb 10 '12 at 19:40
Yes, thanks. I also just learned that in Windows 7 (which is what I should have mentioned I am using), I can hold the shift key and then right-click on a folder and see the option to open a command prompt with that folder as the current directory. – mring Feb 10 '12 at 19:59
If you found something that answered your question there, you might want to add that as an answer, then accept it. – Zoredache Feb 10 '12 at 20:12
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I learned the answer that works on Windows 7. Holding the shift key and then right-clicking on a folder causes the option "Open command window here" to be available. You have to right-click on a folder icon of the directory you want to open a command window in, not just in Windows Explorer's right pane in the folder you want to open the command window in.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.