[Windows Vista Tip] How to Open Command Prompt by Right Click Menu in Vista

Normally when you have to open the command prompt in Vista, you have to do so by navigating the menu. There is a small trick using which you can open the command prompt just by right clicking.


To do so, hold down the “Shift” key and Right Click anywhere on the desktop. You will get a Menu like this


Just click on “Open Command Window Here” and command prompt will be displayed


You can also perform the same operation inside a folder or by right clicking on the folder while holding the Shift key. The advantage is that the “Command Prompt” will now point to to directory from where you have opened it. It will certainly save time instead of using “Cd..” or “Cd Directory name” . How do you find this trick ?

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  1. Sandip says:

    Handy Tips… Wont work for me 🙁

    I have Windows XP 😛

  2. Syahid A. says:

    Hmm, that is a cool tip for Windows Vista users. Is this applicable in other version of Windows?

  3. Silki says:

    Cool tip.
    Such small tips make the life easy.

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  5. Skowronek says:

    Had thought my upgrade to Vista was in vain when I found out I couldn’t install the command prompt here power toy (with XP). This saved my bacon!