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I'm looking for PowerToys for Windows 7, does anyone know where I can find the "Open Command Window Here" thingy?

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The "Open Command Window Here" functionality is now built in.

Hold Shift then right click over the folder. The "Command prompt" option should now appear on the context menu.

I can't double check the exact wording of the option as I'm back using XP at the moment

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  • It works that way for Vista. There are also other Shift-click options, such as "copy file path". I believe that 7 also has more "Send To" options when you use the shift key. – Daniel H Dec 18 '09 at 1:40
  • @Daniel - I managed to bypass Vista ;) – ChrisF Dec 18 '09 at 9:04
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There are no longer any "Official" Power Toys.

The Open Command Windows Here option is there by default if you press Shift whilst right clicking on a folder.

However, to add the Open Command Window Here context menu without having to press Shift, do the following:

  1. Open up the Registry Editor (Press Windows Flag+R and type Regedit)
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd
  3. Delete the "REG_SZ" entry called "Extended"

(You can also repeat this for the entry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\drive\shell\cmd)

It should now appear.

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The Powertoys provided additional functionality for Windows XP...Some are redundant with Windows 7. You can hold the SHIFT key and right-click a folder, and the command window option will appear. That's a little bother, though, having to hold SHIFT.

If you download and use Ultimate Windows Tweaker, you have access to a good number of options for tweaking Win7 appearance and behaviour. One option is to make the command window option appear on right-click without having to hold the SHIFT key. There a lot of other useful options as well.

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In windows 10, it has been replaced with Open Powershell window here. To get Open Command window here back, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd, then take ownership of the key, and then Change the DWORD name from HideBasedOnVelocityId to ShowBasedOnVelocityId.

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