CyberSolutions: Adding 'Open Command Window Here' To The Folder Context Menu

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Adding 'Open Command Window Here' To The Folder Context Menu

In order to re-incorporate the option to launch Command Prompt on the extended context menu, you'll need to modify the Registry using the following steps:
Warning: This is a friendly reminder that editing the registry is risky, and it can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you don't do it correctly. We recommend making a full backup of your PC before proceeding.
If you're ready, follow these steps:
1. Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
2. Type regedit, and click OK to open the Registry.
3. Browse the following path:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd
4. Right-click the cmd (folder) key, and click Permissions.


5. Click the Advanced button.


6. On "Advanced Security Settings," click the Change link next to "Owner."


7. Type your account name in the provided field, click Check Names to verify you're typing the account name correctly, and click OK.



8. Check the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects option.



9. Click Apply.
10. Click OK.
11. On "Permissions," select the Administrators group.
12. Under "Permissions for Administrators," select Allow for the Full Control option.

13. Click Apply.
14. Click OK.
15. Inside the cmd (folder) key, right-click the HideBasedOnVelocityId DWORD, and click Rename.
16. Change the DWORD name from HideBasedOnVelocityId to ShowBasedOnVelocityId, and press Enter.



Once you complete these steps, using the Shift + Right-click combo on a folder will display the "Open command window here" option.



At any time, you can revert the changes following the same instructions, but on step No. 16, make sure to rename the DWORD from from ShowBasedOnVelocityId to HideBasedOnVelocityId, and press Enter.

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