A Simple File Explorer Magic Trick

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    Austin

    You can also open a command prompt with the folder path by holding down Shift and right-clicking in the folder.

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    rosdi

    Nice... I know I can copy/paste from/to file explorer path but didn't know I can execute commands too...

    Thanks for sharing...

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    rosdi

    I just found out I could also use this keyboard shortcut, which can be execute with one hand:  [Alt] [F+S+A]

    Refer to this SO answer: http://stackoverflow.com/a/41119534/193634

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    Steve

    Using the file menu will also allow you to start cmd/powershell, and also as admin

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    James Curran

    You can also go the other way --- open Explorer focus on the current directory from a command prompt, by entering the command "Start ."


    ("Start" mean "launch the following app in a new window". Start understands registered extensions, so you can enter "Start readme.txt" to open that file in notepad. "." is the current directory. Directories are mapped to Explorer)

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    Dave

    You know that good old original File Manager from NT4 days , with its "step up" add-in, will beat the pants off explorer any day in any version of Windows.

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    joebri

    Some great tips here - thank you. 

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