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cmd cmdhere commandprompt

Command Prompt Here

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0.0.1 | Updated: 16 Jul 2018



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To install Command Prompt Here, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Command Prompt Here, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Command Prompt Here, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade cmdhere -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade cmdhere -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure cmdhere installed
    name: cmdhere
    state: present
    version: 0.0.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'cmdhere' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.0.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: cmdhere,
    Version: 0.0.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller cmdhere
   Name     = 'cmdhere'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.0.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'cmdhere':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.0.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install cmdhere version="0.0.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 17 Jul 2018.


Adds an 'Open Command Prompt Here' option to the right click menu of Windows Explorer when right clicking folders, drives or the background of an explorer window.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
# CreateCmdOpenHere.ps1
# Write registry keys to add a 'Cmd Here' option to the Windows Explorer right click menu.
# Most of codes are borrowed from

$packageName   = 'cmdhere'
$iconUrl       = ''
$toolsDir      = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$iconFullPath  = Join-Path $toolsDir "$packageName.ico"

# Install icon
Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName $packageName -FileFullPath $iconFullPath -url $iconUrl

$cmdpath = "cmd.exe /s /k pushd"

# for right clicking on folders
New-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\CmdOpenHere -force
Set-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\CmdOpenHere "Open Command Prompt Here"
New-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\CmdOpenHere\command -force
Set-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\CmdOpenHere\command "$cmdpath `"%V`""
New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\CmdOpenHere -Name Icon -Value "$iconFullPath" -Force
# for right clicking on drives
New-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\CmdOpenHere -force
Set-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\CmdOpenHere "Open Command Prompt Here"
New-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\CmdOpenHere\command -force
Set-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\CmdOpenHere\command "$cmdpath `"%V`""
New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\CmdOpenHere -Name Icon -Value "$iconFullPath" -Force
# for right clicking on the background of folders
New-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\CmdOpenHere -force
Set-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\CmdOpenHere "Open Command Prompt Here"
New-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\CmdOpenHere\command -force
Set-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\CmdOpenHere\command "$cmdpath"
New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\CmdOpenHere -Name Icon -Value "$iconFullPath" -Force

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
# Most of codes are borrowed from

$packageName   = 'cmdhere'
$toolsDir      = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$iconFullPath  = Join-Path $toolsDir "$packageName.ico"
Remove-Item -Path $iconFullPath -Force

# for right clicking on folders
Remove-Item -Recurse HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\CmdOpenHere -force
# for right clicking on drives
Remove-Item -Recurse HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\CmdOpenHere -force
# for right clicking on the background of folders
Remove-Item -Recurse HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\CmdOpenHere -force

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