Command Prompt Here – in Windows 10
Today I recalled that "Command Prompt here" feature of Windows and so it reminded me of Windows Power Toys. Installing Power Toys in Windows XP days used to provide a shortcut to open Command Prompt anywhere by making it available as a menu item in explorer's context menu. So I googled up today as I needed to deal with it but could not find Power Toys for Windows 10, they are discontinued.
I am sure there are many third party apps available which enable this feature other than Power Toys (by Microsoft) and I have used them in past but did not wanted to bloat my system with more tools. Then I came across an article on the Internet showing 10 ways to open command prompt in Windows 10 and there I found my now favorite trick to open Windows CLI.
Look at this, go to address-bar in Windows Explorer and type in just 3 letter "CMD" and it opens up Windows Command-line right there with your current directory as the active/working directory in command-prompt instance.
This is really nice hidden feature and using it will save you from the hell of navigating to your working directory.
Similarly if you want to open "command-prompt as administrator" with working directory in Windows Explorer just navigate to File > Open command prompt > Open command prompt as administrator. Same goes for Windows PowerShell as well, look at the screen capture below;
I hope this simple yet hidden trick will be helpful to you and save your few minutes a day. Share your thoughts and hidden tricks you are using in your day-to-day routine as comments. Enjoy.!!