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Cool Tip To Open Up Powershell In A Current Directory from Windows Explorer

There are plenty of times when working with other technicians or engineers that you watch them do a trick you have never seen and probably wouldn’t have even thought to look into. In some cases you wouldn’t even know how to search for the trick or command.

Nice trick!

If you have ever been browsing in the Windows Explorer, you may want to open up a terminal to use a command line utility in that specific directory. You either have to open up a terminal and change directory by typing the directory path or you can copy the path from the explorer and paste into the terminal. Fortunately, there is a really useful command to make this even easier.

Just type powershell or cmd into the address navigation pane and hit enter.

windows explorer trick

That’s it

The simple command opens up a terminal in the same directory as your file explorer. It’s a simple tip that will most likely save you lots of time from here on out. Hope you found this tip as useful as I do.

Michael has been a professional in the information technology field for over 10 years, specializing in software engineering and systems administration. He studied network security and holds a software engineering degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College with thousands of hours of self taught learning as well. He mainly writes about technology, current events, and coding. Michael also is the founder of Sof Digital, an U.S. based software development Firm. His hobbies are archery, turntablism, disc golf and rally racing.

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