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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks - How to Open a Command Prompt at Any Folder You Like


The command prompt can really come in handy, even in Windows 7. The command prompt can be used for everything from troubleshooting your Internet connection to checking the configuration and speed of your PC.

You can of course open the command prompt from the Start menu, but it is often easier to open the prompt at the folder level. Opening the command prompt at the folder level makes it easier to search within that folder and perform other functions. To open the command prompt at any folder you wish, simply follow these instructions.

Right-click the My Computer icon and choose Open to bring up Windows Explorer
Navigate to the folder you want
Hold the Shift key down and right-click on the folder
Choose the Open Command Window Here option
When you choose this option, Windows 7 automatically opens the command prompt to the folder you have chosen. For instance, you can use this feature to search within the C:\Windows\System 32 folder by simply navigating to that folder and clicking the Open Command Window Here option. That allows you to search through your system files more efficiently and find just the file you need to access.

 

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