LKBEN10874: Windows Server 2008 - Command prompt from here


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You need faster and direct folder access to cmd.

Cause

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Solution

In Windows XP & Windows Server 2003 you can add the feature by installing MS Powertoys or modify the Registry.
Since Vista the feature is buildin by pressing the shift-keyNormaly you can press the shift-key and the right mouse-key.
If you don't want to pree the shift-key (old way) you can modify the registry too.

Example:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmdhere]
@="CommandPrompt from here"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmdhere\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmdhere]
@="CommandPrompt from here"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmdhere\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""

 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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