Is there anyway to add an “Open Command Prompt here” entry to the right-click menu in Windows 2008?


You don’t have to.  Simply hold the SHIFT key down before you right-click and you’ll see the “Open command window here” menu option appear on the right-click menu.

If you want to make this more permanent to save you having to hold the SHIFT key down then you need to edit the Registry:

  1. Start Regedt32
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd
  3. Rename or delete the Extended key and hey presto it’s there all the time.