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How can I add to the context menu , another item which opens the current file in its folder ?

I tried with shift + right click but nothing appears :

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From what I understand, you want to right-click a file(not a shortcut) and be able to open its location in explorer. I'm not sure why you would want that, considering the file would already be in its folder and shortcut links already have an option for that in windows 7.

In any case, the following might help:

  • Open regedit.exe (by typing it into the start menu).
  • Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell , right-click shell > New > Key and name it "Open Containing Folder".
  • Right-click the key you just created and create another key named "command".
  • Double-click (Default) and give it the following value.

"explorer.exe" /select,"%1"

This is what it should look like:


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Regarding why -- search results via windows search or total commander search - so i need to access the folder sometimes – Royi Namir May 4 '14 at 19:53 (ps your solution works) – Royi Namir May 5 '14 at 6:10
Also inside Save / Open File Dialog – Verdolino Dec 5 '14 at 19:25

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