Windows Tip: Opening Command Prompt to a specific folder from GUI

I just noticed somebody who was using windows 7 and was opening a command prompt console using start menu and typing the path.

No problem with this except there is a simpler way.


For windows 7 just press the <SHIFT> key and right-click the folder and choose “Open command window here”.


This works for shortcuts and for whenever you have a windows explorer open and suddenly need to do something from the command line.

Also if you are using Ubuntu there is a package you can install to do something similar. The package is nautilus-open-terminal.


For windows XP: Why the hell are you still using Windows XP? Just google it, or better yet install a newer os like the latest ubuntu.