Alternative way to “open command prompt here”–windows hint

I was shown this at an MSDN event and use it regularly since. You can open a CMD prompt at the current location from windows explorer, simply by typing in the folder address bar, then hit return.

Navigate to location

Windows explorer showing folder contents

Type “cmd” into the address bar as shown below

explorer folder address bar has cmd typed into it

The cmd window will open up at the same folder location

cmd window opened at location of folder

This is equivalent to the more familiar [Shift]+Right Clicking in the explorer window and Open command window here

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