Is there a way to open a command window, with current path as the current Explorer folder, with a keyboard shortcut?

Something like:

SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK, Click on "Open window command here"

but with a simple keyboard shortcut?

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2 Answers 2


When viewing the desired folder in Explorer you can also type cmd in the address bar and press enter. This will open a cmd window at that location. You can also use ALT+D to focus the address bar if you don't want to take your hands off the keyboard.

  • Wow, this is really great, I didn't know the "write cmd in address bar" trick! (Remark : ALT D doesn't work for me, but F4 does)
    – Basj
    Commented Dec 11, 2017 at 20:43

There's no way to do it out of the box, but this does the trick with AutoHotkey, with WIN+S:

Sendmode INPUT
Send {shift down}
send {shift up}

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