Windows XP had the PowerToys, which added useful functionality to the system. One of my favourites was the "CMD Shell here" PowerToy, which opened a cmd prompt with its working directory set to the folder you were in.
Vista incorporated this into the OS, obviating the need for a PowerToy. I was happy with this. Then I installed Windows 7 and the option has disappeared from my context menu.
After a quick search I've come across the following:
- Holding shift down when right clicking on a folder brings up a few extra options, one of them being "Open command prompt here"
- Save the following as a .reg file, then right click -> merge it to add an entry to the context menu which creates an elevated (Admin privileges) command prompt:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellrunas] @="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellrunascommand] @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd "%V""