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Mittwoch, 2. Juni 2010

Command prompt from here

Well sometimes I need a cmd right from the directory in the explorer within Windows. Microsoft offered the so called MS Powertoys, which have had a feature called command prompt from here. What that does was just a simple registry entry, which added an entry to the folder context menu. If you want to have such an extension you could easily add the following to your registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\command prompt]
@="Devenv from here"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\command prompt\command]
@="C:\\bin\\devenv.cmd %L"

(Just paste the lines above into a file with a .reg extension and click on it)

Now you could create a file called C:\bin\devenv.cmd and add you favorite Path extensions or variables. After adding the two entries to your registry you will see a new entry when you right click on a folder "Devenv from here".