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13 Dec 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • Kai Liu


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Context Console Shell Extension

This is not the latest version of Context Console Shell Extension available.

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Software Author(s):

  • Kai Liu

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Context Console Shell Extension

This is not the latest version of Context Console Shell Extension available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Context Console Shell Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Context Console Shell Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Context Console Shell Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade contextconsole -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [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 contextconsole -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install contextconsole
    name: contextconsole
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'contextconsole' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller contextconsole
    Name     = "contextconsole"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'contextconsole':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. 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 19 Dec 2016.


The ContextConsole Shell Extension adds an "Open Command Prompt" menu item to the context menus (right-click menus) in Windows Explorer so that you can open a command prompt in the selected directory (or directories) or in the current directory that you are viewing.


  • Open a command prompt in the current directory and in multiple directories at once.

    You can open a command prompt in the directory that you are currently in by right-clicking on any empty screen space in the directory. This eliminates the need to navigate up a level in order to open a command prompt in the current directory, which was one of the biggest shortcomings of Microsoft's Open Command Window Here PowerToy.

    You can also open multiple command prompts by selecting a group of directories and invoking the command prompt.

  • Support for elevated command prompts

    On versions of Windows that have UAC (Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc.), the ContextConsole Shell Extension can be used to open elevated command prompts.

  • Tiny footprint

    Compared to similar shell extensions, the ContextConsole Shell Extension has an extremely small memory and disk footprint (the 32-bit version consumes less than 16 KiB of disk space).

  • Free and open-source

    The ContextConsole Shell Extension is open-source, licensed under a BSD-style license, so that anyone with some knowledge of C can easily build their own customized version of this shell extension.

  • Compatibility: international support and 64-bit-compatible

    The user interface text has been translated into many languages, so that it will blend in seamlessly with most systems. Additionally, this shell extension is natively Unicode and can thus support a wide range of directory names.

    Both x86-32 and x86-64 systems are natively supported, so you can use this with the increasingly common 64-bit versions of Windows.

  • Support for network paths

    You can even open directories from network paths (UNC paths).

$InstallArgs = @{
   packageName = 'contextconsole'
   installerType = 'exe'
   url = ''
   checkSum = '108D24832359AE8E34A2E661DEA3F5F468DCA7D5074C417EBA33227D552A07BA'
   checkSumType = 'sha256'
   silentArgs = '/quiet'
   validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs
try {
   & C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe /u /i /s /n 'C:\Windows\system32\ShellExt\CmdOpen.dll'

   if (Get-ProcessorBits -eq 64) {
      & C:\Windows\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe /u /i /s /n 'C:\Windows\system32\ShellExt\CmdOpen.dll'
catch {
   throw 'ContextConsole not fully removed'

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Context Console Shell Extension 514 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Approved
Context Console Shell Extension 2.1.0 411 Thursday, May 12, 2016 Approved

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