How can I access the "Open command window here" option in Windows without holding shift?

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The “Open command window here” option has been a staple of Windows for a long time and is a great way to quickly open a command window in the current directory. However, it can be annoying to have to right-click and then hold down the shift key to access it. Fortunately, there is a way to access this option without having to hold down the shift key.

The first step is to navigate to the folder in which you would like to open a command window. Once you are there, right-click on the folder and select “Properties”. In the properties window, select the “Customize” tab. At the bottom of the window, there is an option called “Open command window here”. Select this option and then click “Apply”. This will add a new context menu option when you right-click on the folder called “Open command window here”.

Now, when you right-click on the folder, you can select the “Open command window here” option without having to hold down the shift key. This makes it much easier and faster to open a command window in the current directory.

This method can also be used to add other context menu options, such as “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open Windows Powershell ISE here”. To do this, simply select the appropriate option in the customize window and then click “Apply”.

It should be noted that this method will only work on Windows Vista and later versions of Windows. It can be used on earlier versions of Windows, but it requires a bit more work.

Overall, the “Open command window here” option can be a very useful tool for IT administrators. By following the steps outlined above, it is possible to access this option without having to hold down the shift key. This can make it much easier and faster to open a command window in the current directory.

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