A. In previous versions of Windows, you could install an application to enable a "Command Prompt Here" context menu item in Explorer via a registry setting. With Windows 7, this functionality is built into the OS. Just hold down the Shift key as you right-click in Explorer and you'll see an "Open command window here" option that will open a command prompt for the selected folder.



Related Reading:

Check out hundreds more useful Q&As like this in John Savill's FAQ for Windows. Also, watch instructional videos made by John at ITTV.net.