Windows XP

How to add a Command Prompt Here Shortcut when I right click on a folder in Windows XP

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 24 sec read >
  1. Open a Explorer Window (Window Explorer or any other window that contains folders eg. My Documents)
  2. Now click on Tools->Folder Options

    Tools->Folder Options

  3. Now click on File Types and highlight the [NONE] Folder option

    File Types

  4. Click on Advanced


  5. Click on New


  6. New Action window will appear. In the Action input box type “Command Prompt” and in the Application used to perform action input box type in cmd.exe” and click on OK

    New Action

  7.   Click again on OK

    Edit File Type

  8. Click on Close


  9. Now right click on any folder and select Command Prompt and the selected folders location should open in Command Prompt. To quickly open the Command Prompt right click on Start and Command Prompt.

Last Updated On March 24, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
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