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Open Explorer Window from Command Prompt

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Ever want an Explorer window for the current directory / folder being viewed in a command prompt? Here’s a neat lesser-known command that I have used for ages:

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explorer /e,.

Boom! A new window in the present working directory. Microsoft’s list of the command line options for explorer.exe shows you some other things you can do.

As great as that is, I learned today that there’s an easier way:

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start.

Don’t forget the dot. Does exactly the same thing.

You’re welcome.

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