Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Tip: Command prompt "start ." = Open New Explorer Window Here

Here's a quick tip on a command-line shortcut that I've found myself using a lot since discovering it.

At a command prompt, type:

start .
This opens a new Windows Explorer window at the current directory location of the command prompt.

(This is usually better than typing explorer at the command prompt, which also opens a new Explorer window, but at the default directory location instead of the current location.)


  1. Hi jon. I just wanted to say that I am impressed with the frequency at which you are updating your blog! Keep up the good work!

  2. Heh, thanks. I figured that the frequency of posts would be pretty high at first, since I have a lot of tips (like the one in the original post in this thread!) "stored up" from over the past couple of years, and now I finally have a place to publish them. I appreciate the feedback!


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