How can I open a cmd window in a specific location?

Without having to navigate all the way to the directory I want to open a cmd window.


2 answers

Explorer context menu - Open a command window here

At least since Windows 7 you have the this option built-in.

  • open Windows Explorer and navigate to the desired folder
  • press and hold Shift key and right click at the folder
  • select "Open a command window here"


Opening cmd window in a specific location

You may want to look at this "PowerToy" from Microsoft:

Open Command Window Here

This PowerToy adds an "Open Command Window Here" context menu option on file system folders, giving you a quick way to open a command window (cmd.exe) pointing at the selected folder.