I registered Cmder to be able to right click on my folders and do "Cmder here" but it's always opening in the default user directory, how can I fix this?

  • Cmder changes directory in its init.cmd – Maximus Oct 18 '16 at 11:45

This answer is inspired by kjeske's response in here:

Go to Cmder settings, Startup --> Tasks, and select {cmd:Cmder} as shown below:

Cmder settings

Make sure the new_console parameter is set to %__CD__%.

Do the same for other Tasks (such as {cmd:Cmder as Admin}), if you use them.


Have you tried to hold Shift and press the right mouse button RMB in a directory?

If it's set as the default shell it will pop up instead of the Command Prompt when the option Open command window here is clicked

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I also suggest radically switching to ConEmu

  • cmder uses ConEmu, so it's really not an issue. I also know about the right click and since I registered Cmder as default, it does work, but it also creates a new ontry in the menu so you don't have to shift + right click, that's the one that doesn't work – evilpilaf Oct 18 '16 at 9:08

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