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?

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    Something like this? petri.co.il/… – 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

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.

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