Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. March 9, 2004
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A Command Prompt at Your Fingertips
Several subscribers have asked if there's a way to add a Command prompt command to the menu you get when you right-click a folder (in Explorer, or on the desktop). Selecting the command would then open a Command Prompt window at the folder path. There's an easier way to do this...

Run Windows Explorer (or open My Computer) and choose Tools, Folder Options. When the Options dialog box opens, click the File Types tab. Now locate Folder and select it. Click Advanced. Click New to open the New Action dialog box. Type

Command Prompt

in the Action: entry box, and type

cmd.exe

in the Application Used to Perform Action entry box. Click OK, and when you get back to the Edit File Type dialog box, click OK again. Back in Options, click Close.

Now you can right-click a folder and choose Command Prompt to open a Command Prompt window at the folder's path. For example, we have an Office folder on the desktop. If we right-click that folder and choose Command prompt, the Command Prompt window opens at the path to the folder (C:\WINNT\Profiles\Administrator\Desktop\Office).