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Published on 12.25.06 by Brent Trahan

CmdHere for Windows Vista

Use CmdHere to open the command prompt and have it point to a particular directory automatically by right-clicking in the directory and selecting Open Command Prompt Here. This guide shows you how to use the CmdHere feature in Windows Vista.

The Command Prompt (DOS) is still used heavily by IT pros.  Windows XP has a time saving powertoy called CmdHere that will open a command prompt that is pointing to a particular directory automatically by right-clicking inside the directory and selecting open command window here.

Open Command Prompt Here in Windows Vista

CmdHere is a built-in feature of Windows Vista and can be used a few ways.

The first is to hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and right-click in the directory you want the command prompt to point at, then select open command prompt here.

If you want open command prompt here to always appear when you right-click in a directory, download and install this registry entry.

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  1. w1seguy says:

    Thanks, This is just what I’m looking for. Your post helped me.

  2. I was searching PowerToy’s CmdHere for Windows Vista for a long time… but I’m so lazy to research for myself and develop a good and simple solution as yours.
    Thank you!

  3. Tom says:

    thanks a lot!

  4. Robert James says:

    This just what I was looking for – I really miss PowerToys!

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