Open Command Window Here in Windows 7

Being a hard core java programmer the Windows console is only one step away from me. In Windows 7 I use a nifty inbuilt feature which allows me to open a command window and switch to a given directory in a single step.

  • Using My Computer / Windows Explorer navigate to the relevant folder.
  • Press Shift and do a Right Click either on the folder name.
  • You will get a popup menu with the option “Open Command Window Here”.
  • Clicking on this option will open the console / terminal window with this folder as the current directory.
  • You can Right Click on an empty area as well to open the console/terminal for the current folder.

This facility is a time saver and I really like using it every now and then.

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