How to add Command Prompt Here to a folder context menu in Windows 2003


I am doing quite a bit of work at the command line and recently started having to do it on a Windows 2003 box.

I can't figure out how to add a Command Prompt Here to a folder context menu. And googling usually brings back methods for doing this in other OSes.

Any ideas?

Best Answer

You can install the XP Powertoy, or just add this to your registry

Create these 2 keys:

HKCR\Directory\shell\Open Command Prompt Here
HKCR\Directory\shell\Open Command Prompt Here\command

then set the default value for the \command key to cmd.exe /k "cd %L"

You can replace "Open Command Prompt Here" with whatever you want the right-click context menu to say.