Sometimes, we don’t think about the simplest tricks.
One cool option Windows Vista has, is that in Windows Explorer, when you right-click on a folder, the context sensitive menu gives the “Open Command Window Here” option. It does what it says: you open the Command Prompt with the current directory set to the one you just clicked.
A commenter, earljon, explains how to enable the same option in Windows XP. It’s one of those things were you ask yourself why you didn’t do that sooner! Here’s his explanation:
On the Command Window context part, some of us don’t already have this but one can manually add a context menu for command prompt by following simple steps:
- On Windows Explorer, Tools/Folder Options.
- Click the tab File Types.
- Find the File Type “Folder” and click the Advanced button.
- Click the New button, and type “Open Command Window Here” (no quotes) on the Action text box and type “cmd.exe” as the application that will perform.
- Close all the windows and new context menu is created.
Very useful when you need the Command Prompt.
Disclaimer: the picture included with this post was ripped from Steven Harman’s post.