Command-Prompt as Folder Right-Click option in Windows Explorer

In Windows XP, wanted a folder right-click menu option to bring up a MSDOS command shell.  This proved very simple to add, and gave the further benefit of the text-based (command-line) user interface (TUI?) retaining customisations (e.g. green text).  The steps were (for Windows XP):

  • Windows Explorer: Tools > Folder Options.
  • Select the File Types tab.
  • Go to NONE / Folder.
  • Select the entry labeled Folder
  •  Press Advanced button.
  • Select New
  • In the action block type “Command Prompt” (without the quotes).
  • In the app block type “cmd.exe” (without the quotes).
  • Save and exit Folder Options.

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