How to add ‘Open command window here’ to right mouse menu
To combine the option to launch Command Prompt on the extended right-click menu, you need to modify the Registry with these steps:
Warning: This is a friendly reminder that editing the registry is dangerous, and it can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you don’t get it right. We recommend that you make a complete backup of your computer before proceeding.
- Use the Windows + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
- Type regedit, and click OK to open the Registry.
- Browse to the following path:
- Right-click on the cmd folder (folder), and click Permissions.
- Click the Advanced button.
- On “Advanced Security Settings,” click the Change link next to “Owner”.
- Enter your account name in the field provided, click on Check Names to verify you’re entering the correct account name, and click OK.
- Check the Replace owner option on subcontainers and objects.
- Click Apply
- Click OK.
- On “Permissions”, select the Administrators group.
- Under ” Permissions for Administrators “, select Allow for the Full Control option.
- Click Apply.
- Click OK.
- Inside the cmd folder (folder), right-click HideBasedOnVelocityId DWORD, and click Rename.
- Change the DWORD name from HideBasedOnVelocityId to ShowBasedOnVelocityId, and press Enter.
Using Shift + Right-click will display the option “ Open command window here “when you finish the steps.
Although these instructions will give the option to open a specific Command Prommet on the right-click menu, there is one thing to note: this will only work when you press “Shift + Right Click” a folder. The option will not be available using “Shift + Right Click” on a space in a folder.