Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Opening DOS in the directory you want

You can use the Explorer to easily open up a DOS window to a specific directory.

  1. From Explorer Option Menu select File Types
  2. Highlight the object for Folder - NOT File Folder
  3. Click the Edit button
  4. From the 'Edit File Type' panel click the 'New' button
  5. Action is '&Goto DOS Prompt'
  6. Application used is C:\windows\ /k cd %1
  7. Select OK, then Close and Close.
  8. Now from Explorer secondary (right) click the folder you want to go to in DOS
  9. From the menu select 'GotDOS Prompt' (or hit G) and you are in that directory with a DOS windows
  10. For Win NT 4.0 same tip, but substitute cmd.exe for

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