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Open Command Window Here option not working in Windows 7 Professional

Q: Open Command Window Here option not working in Windows 7 Professional

Hi All,

I use Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. I want to open folders in command prompt from windows explorer without having me to navigate in the cmd window to my folder. After researching in google, I came to know that there is an option (Open Command Window Here) in the right-click menu to open command prompt windows quickly. However, when I right-click I do not see that option. Instead I see an option called ?cmd?. When I hold shift key and right click on this option I get an error message. See attached.

I tried to google this error in internet but couldn?t get any clues as to why this happens. Some sites suggested me to delete the "Extended" registry keys in the following nodes:


I tried to delete the ?Extended? key from the above registry nodes and restarted my laptop but didn?t help.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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A: Open Command Window Here option not working in Windows 7 Professional

Hello Red Hunt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Extended" key is for having to press Shift + right click instead of just right click.

If you like, see if using step 2 in the tutorial below may be able to restore "Open Command Window Here", and no longer having to press Shift.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,

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Open command window here not working
Left click a blank space in the folder to ensure you haven't selected anything and hold CTRL + Shift and Right click in a blank space.

i want to Merge text(.text)files and for that i need to Open command window in a folder dierectory, any solution? thanks

A:Open command window here not working

Hello Savinio,

You might see if using step 1 in the tutorial below to add this context menu to also restore the default registry entries for it may help.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove

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I have both Windows XP Home and Professional..You can select which one to run upon boot up..All of a sudden I cannot get XP Home to run either normal or in safe mode and I need important information from it..I get 3 messages...
1--Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware conf. problem
2--Could not read from the selected boot disk..Check boot path and disk hardware
3--Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk conf. and your hardware reference manuals for additional information

XP Pro. works great
How can I get in safe mode to XP Home?

A:Can't open windows xp home, only professional is working??HELP ME

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I am on a Windows 7 Professional SP1 system, running IE 11 (11.0.9600.19230C0, update version 11.0.101 (4483187).

When I have Internet explorer opened in "kiosk mode" on one monitor and I open a hyperlink from the other monitor it will open the link in a new IE window (non-full screen) .    If I do the same test with IE not in "kiosk mode"
the hyper link will open in the open window/tab. 

I have Internet Options -- Tab settings "Open links from other programs in"  set to "the current tab or window".  

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks - Tim Reisner

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I searched the forum and could not find anything on this. I ran a virus (Avast) scan on my laptop running Windows XP and it had alot of viruses. It also ran a scan after rebooting and before windows loaded and cleaned out a bunch of that way. But now I cannot open a command window. I choose Run from the Start menu and enter "CMD" and hit enter, but nothing happens. I started down this road because it was running really slow and neither IE8 nor Firefox would connect to the internet, it would just display, 'Internet connection reset." The other computers on my little network are fine, so I know its not a problem with the router or DSL modem. Any ideas on how to get my command window back? I need to run IPCONFIG to figure out my internet issue.

A:cannot open command window

It is possible the cmd.exe file is gone. Find one either on in the Windows/ServicePackFiles/i386/ folder or grab a copy from another XP machine and drop it back in the Windows/System32/ folder.

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For all DRIVES, <shift>|right-clicking displays OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE in the context menu, above the first separator. That item opens the command prompt.

But for all other folders the OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE item displays below the first separator in the context box, and clicking on it returns "create an association in Default Programs." I tried associating CMD with CMD32.exe. No go.

After a Net search, I imported reg files or made manual reg changes suggested in this forum and others that write to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT|DIRECTORY and/or DRIVE keys. Same result.

Restoring an image of W7 just after it was first installed, I saw that the prompt did correctly open in some additional Explorer <shift>|right-click folders, but not all.

Can others confirm the same behavior, please - or suggest fix for what's gone awry?

A:Open Command Window Here

Borate, if I do what you say, then I see the "open command window here" option in both drives and regular folders. The specific placement of the option in the context menu varies - and it's never above the first separator. I guess this means that different programs install their own items in the context menus and you have a different set of problems installed.

Now, clicking on that option just opens a command prompt for me, no problems there. For fixing your problem, try this tutorial by Brink and also look for related tutorials at the end of the page.

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When I've been using Linux computers, they had an "Open Terminal Here" command:
1) From right-clicking on a folder, it opens one inside that folder.
2) From right-clicking on a blank area, it opens one in the current folder.

On Windows XP Home, I installed the Open Command Window Here PowerToy some time ago. It does the first of these two things. Unfortunately, I usually want the second. I can get round this by remembering to open a command window before I go into the current folder; going up one level, relocating the folder in question, opening a command window, and going back down again; or opening one in a folder below (if that exists), and doing "cd ..". However, this seems to be one of the most-used features on my computer, and after hundreds of times, I start to wish for something faster. Any ideas on how I can get the second thing, or something just as quick to use?

A:Open Command Window Here

Hello BladeSabre,The description of the following program seems to match exactly what you want. I have not downloaded or installed it, so I can't vouch for it. BackgroundCMD is a command prompt folder background shell extension. It allows you to start a command prompt (an instance of cmd.exe) from within any directory that you're currently browsing.There are many command prompt shell extensions out there. However, as far as I can tell, none of them allow you to open a console window in the current directory that you're browsing. Most will only allow you to right-click a folder and have the command prompt start in that folder.http://www.roggel.com/NGNeer/BackgroundCMD/

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When I clicked on "open command window here" on shift-right click menu. It shows me an error message as the attachment. Before it works fine until last month. Does Windows last update update caused that problem or I did something wrong?

A:Problems about windows 7 "open command window here" shift-right click

Can you open a command prompt by using run? Windows Key + R - type cmd

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How do I open a command prompt window when in safemode
I have successfully booted in Safe Mode, and the drivers are loaded but system reverts to the login window.


A:Open command prompt window

Hello dbldee,

You could open a command prompt just like you normally would while in Safe Mode. Open Start Menu, type CMD and press Enter.

If you wanted to open a command prompt with Safe Mode instead, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

Command Prompt at Startup

Hope this helps,

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I could prolly figure it out but does anyone know offhand how to add an "Open elevated command window here" option in addition to the "Open command window here" shift+context menu for a folder?

A:Open elevated command window here

Hope this helps

Command Prompt. From our excellent tutorial collection

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I have had this computer for over 2 years now, running the same OS (XP Media Centre Ed.). And today I noticed that when I try opening a "cmd" window from "Run.." in the start menu it doesn't work.

I don't know how to best describe what happens when I try to run it but it looks like "explorer.exe" is refreshing (the taskbar disappears as well as all icons on my desktop, and shortly (4 or 5 seconds) after reappears).

I have never previously had this problem when attempting to open cmd.exe. I initially tried restarting the computer, this solved nothing. So now I am clueless as to how to proceed to fix the problem. Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks for your time,


A:Solved: Can't Open Command Window (cmd)

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Hi there, i would like to know if its possible to open up this window with a command in the commandprompt? I was planning on putting it in a batch file and execute the batchfile with a button made in rainmeter. Would be very handy for people who have a customized taskbar. At the moment I've only found a command to open up the Network and Sharing Center (control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter)

One more question... Is it possible to hide the flashing cmd prompt when executing a command in a batch file without having to download a 3rd party program?

A:Open Network window with a command?

I'm not sure exaclly about that, but you can start Network Connections by searching in Start menu for: ncpa.cpl

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i get an error when i try to run cmd that says:

c:\program files\symantec\s32evnt1.dll
an installable virtual device driver failed dll initialzation...

then i can close or ignore, and ignore does nothing. My computer had norton system works or something on it when i got but i took it off. Any help is greatly appreciated

i get the error when i do start -> run -> cmd

A:error when trying to open command line window

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I would like to make a registry key so that when I right click on a folder the context menu shows: Open A Command Prompt Window Here (Administrator)
​Which can easily be done but I also have the Take Ownership thing in my context menu, and the to conflict so that neither one works... Please, let me know how to create a registry key so that they won't conflict... THANK YOU!​

This Is On System 1
The Current Registry File I've Made Is:-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Open Command Prompt Window Here (Administrator)"

@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""


A:Open A Command Prompt Window Here and Take Own... Registry Key HELP


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Hello guys,

I am wondering is there a way of opening websites in Incognito tabs from the Run Command.

Like, I can open up Run prompt by Win Key + R, and then type in the name of the website like for eg, https://www.google.co.uk and then hit Enter which opens up the website in the default browser. But what I'm looking for is kinda like a shortcut so that instead of opening it in a new standard window/tab it opens up in Incognito window.

Are there any flags for doing this?

Any help will be much appreciated.


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I'm trying to create some auto setup procedures but can not setup
a CMD administrator command ( non administrator seems to work)

registry tweak

; //run administrator command from explorer
@="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)"
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
all seems to work perfectly on a local device
but as I'm using a networked device (win7/64 fresh install -stable)
the command prompt never apears (immedialty stops)

both on mapped device net user //server/share x: /persist:yes
and direct //server/share (workgroup//homegroup)

any tips to further debug the problem /maybe a solution ???

A:Problem open command Window(administrator)

Hi dreuzel,

This reg entry appears to create a right click option called "Open Command Window Here (Administrator)", which in turn opens a CMD prompt with admin elevation. You are saying that mapped drives don't open but local drives do, this is correct so far yeah?

Take a look for any other entries in the registry that might effect the results. The places to check are:

Meanwhile I'll test this too and let you know what I find.

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Hello guys,

I am wondering is there a way of opening websites in Incognito tabs from the Run Command.

Like, I can open up Run prompt by Win Key + R, and then type in the name of the website like for eg, https://www.google.co.uk and then hit Enter which opens up the website in the default browser. But what I'm looking for is kinda like a shortcut so that instead of opening it in a new standard window/tab it opens up in Incognito window.

Are there any flags for doing this?

Any help will be much appreciated.


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Hello all,

I am unable to open the Command Prompt window using Start->Run and entering cmd. When I enter cmd, all of the icons on my desktop disappear, the screen flashes, and then the icons reappear. The Command Prompt window never appears, not even briefly, and there are no error messages. I have gone into the System32 folder and double-clicked on cmd.exe, and the exact same thing happens. I am able to perform other commands using Start->Run such as %APPDATA%, msconfig, and explorer.exe, but the Command Prompt simply will not open. Any and all help is appreciated.

System Info:
Windows XP SP3 Media Center Edition

A:Unable to open Command Prompt window

Use search for cmd.exe and click on the one in dllcache - if it worls delete the other and copy the other.

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Greetings I'm working on a customer's HP All-In-One computer with Win7SP1, giving it a "tune-up". The first problem I came across was that Windows Update wasn't working and the last update had been in April. For some reason the service had been disabled, so I re-enabled it. Something like 30 updates mostly failed during restart, but after trying a couple of times they finally took.

I then wanted to run "sfc /scannow" via the command-prompt shortcut under Accessories, as an admin. The CP window opens and instantly closes again. I thought, "That's odd," and booted to Safe Mode. Same problem. So I booted to Safe Mode w/CP, and same thing, the computer boots to Safe Mode, the CP window opens and closes instantly.

Other things I've tried:
-Since I can't run "sfc", I removed the drive and connected to my Win7 computer via USB and ran sfc with the switches for off-boot drive/dir. It ran successfully and said it repaired some errors but not all. It says that for every computer I've ever run it on.

-Virus Scans: Computer had MS Security Essentials, so did full scan and it found like 3-4 viruses (mostly java based). Then installed Malwarebytes and it found 2-3 more and cleaned them. I then ran MRT(Malicious SW Removal Tool) and it found 1 more virus. I then uninstalled MS SE and installed Avast!, and its scan found 1 more. It then did a pre-boot scan and everything was clean. Finally

-Tried adding the /k switch (to force CP window to stay o... Read more

A:Command prompt window won't stay open

Never run registry cleaners, not even CCleaner's. They can cause massive issues and more likely brick your PC.

I have a feeling that the virus has blocked the command prompt from opening. I would advise you make sure your PC is clean before we do any work:

Please read all of the following instructions found here: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

After reading all of the instructions found above post the required logs in a new thread: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

Please note that the virus team is very busy and will get to you in due time. If you do not get a reply within 72 hours then you may bump the post.

Do not post any logs here!

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I have used the @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\"" type of Registry mod to obtain a context menu "Open elevated command window here" menu item, such as in the "Open elevated command window here" thread ( Open elevated command window here ).

However, the admin cmd window, even though it says "Administrator:" in the title bar, will not seem to work with the REG command (e.g., "REG SAVE [...]", etc.). If I even just type "reg /?" on the cmd line, it just jumps to the next (new) cmd line prompt, without any apparent action. (And, DISKPART will work here, even though REG doesn't.)

[The REG command works fine when I open a pinned cmd.exe link with Admin privileges.]


1. Has anyone else noticed this?

2. And, if I'm not the only user in the universe to have this "feature", does anyone know of a workaround?


A:No REG Command in "Open elevated command window here" DOS Box

Hello Fred, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this the tutorial you used below to add "Open elevated command window here"? Open Command Window Here as Administrator
The REG /? command works for me using this when I right clicked on C:\Users and Open elevated command window here.
Do you have your UAC notification settings set to at least the default or top level? Normally when you use "Open elevated command window here", you will get a UAC prompt to approve before the elevated CMD window opens. If you do not get a UAC prompt, then this may be why you are having this issue.

Hope this helps for now,

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I must have screwed something up...some but not all of my folders open a command prompt window. I managed to change them to an explorer window instead, but in file type, I can figure out how to get "open" back as the default when I click on these folders. The right click menu either has expand greyed out, or doesn't have it at all. Open is the third item, and find first (now) with command window second. How do I reset these? And, any idea what would have messed them up? I did start sharing with my son's computer and I downloaded firefox 1.0.3. HELP please.

A:Solved: folders open command window not apps


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Hi all, been using the option to 'Open command window here' when you Shift+Right-Click on a folder/network location for a long time but funnily enough I've never noticed that it maps a drive if it's a network location you use it at (but sure, thinking
about it, it makes sense).
However I did notice it for the first time today but also some strange behaviour. When I use the option, it's mapping the drive visible and on closing the command prompt, the drive mapping doesn't disappear. My investigations, aka Googling, has suggested
the drive should un-map itself.
Also, if I open a command window using the same method again without manually disconnecting the drive, it maps a 2nd drive which only appears after I disconnect the first drive (so it appears just to change the drive letter). So it's using a new letter each
time I use 'Open command window here' at the same location.
My question is which part of what I described is normal behaviour and which is not? For anything that seems odd, is there a way to fix?

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I have winxp pro and when I type cmd in the run box to get the command prompt window, it opens it , flashes for a split second and the it closes itself.

I have autoexec.nt and config.nt in windows system32 foder.
I run sfc /scannow and didn't fix the problem.

I have no viruses, any idea what's wrong ?

A:Solved: Command prompt window doesn't stay open

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Hi Team,
we are facing issue while using showModalDialog window in IE11 and EDGE, so we have replaced windows.open method,
but its not working modal dialog window.
please let us know how create window.open window as modal dialog window. we are not interested in



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I had Windows 7 Home edition and had no problems with the dual monitor option.
My system crashed and I did a fresh new install of windows 7 professional.
The multiple display options are missing from the screen resolution screen.
The only thing that shows up is Generic PnP monitor on standard VGA Graphics adapter under display
The screen resolution shows up, but no multiple display option.

A:Windows 7 professional no multiple display option

Did you install the drivers for your video card?

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Dear Team,
I am not able to do the bitlocker Encryption in windows 7  64/32 bit professional . Is there any way to install Or do the Encryption in win 7 professional.
Looking for support please help.

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Hey guys,

I know there's a way to add a "Open command window here" when you click ON a folder... but what I'm curious about is if there's a way to do that if you're IN a folder. It never made sense to me, if I want to run a command-line utility like ffmpeg on a file, to have to go up a folder, click that option, then enter the folder again.

Does anybody know if there can be an option like this? To clarify:
This is what I'm referring to. I know MS Office Groove added an option there, so theoretically couldn't there also be one for command prompt? I know if you right-click on the desktop while holding Shift, the option shows up, but ONLY on the desktop.

Any answers would be appreciated.

A:Adding "Open Command Prompt" Option



It doesn't use the context menu. It's a hotkey.
If you hit the hotkey while you are in a folder with nothing selected, it uses a macro to go up, get the current folder, then go back where you were and open a command prompt. It has to macro up to get the current folder using the clipboard.

Also unlike other Command Prompt Here type utilities, you can select several folders and hit the hotkey. A prompt will open with each as the current directory.
IOW, if you had 3 folders selected you'd get 3 command prompts.

It's free for you to use at your own risk.

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DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by rob at 21:40:36.66 on Thu 10/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.767.511 [GMT 4.5:30]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\VIAudioi\SBADeck\ADeck.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\rob\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [cdoosoft] c:\windows\system32\olhrwef.exe
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [AudioDeck] c:\program files\viaudioi\sbadeck\ADeck.exe 1
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
dRunOnce: [nltide_2] regsvr32 /s /n /i:U shell32
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
TCP: {F6BEBAAB-440A-4CA2-99C1-6247B8B730D0} =
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A:when i open a folder it open each folder in its own window without enable its option

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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.


I see no AntiVirus application installed. An AntiVirus is a must have for machines connected to the internet today.

Connecting to the Internet without antivirus protection is a "Welcome" doormat for malware. It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

There are excellent free AntiVirus applications available today, so there's no reason to be unprotected.

We will address that during the course of this fix. I will tell you when.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack o... Read more

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When I right click on a JPEG file in 'My Computer' and then move the mouse over 'open with', instead of the list of programs I get another box saying 'open with' which does nothing when I click on it. Very frustrating. Means I have to open Photoshop elements and search for the file from there. Slow and back to front. Any Ideas?


Andy Martin

Here is my system Info.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, x86 Family 15 Model 43 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 82205 MB;
Motherboard: , 939Dual-SATA2, 1.00, 00000000
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 antivirus system 2.70, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:'open with' command has stopped working with JPEGs.

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I have searched and do everything on fixing the registry, but still I can't open the CMD by right click in a folder and choose "open command window here."
The windows says: "THis file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install or if one is installed already..."
Please help me.

A:Can't open cmd through "open command window here"

Hello opticaldh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using step 1 in the tutorial below may be able to help fix this by restoring it's default registry entries.Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove
If not, then download and merge the .reg file for the listed .exe option may be able to. It will restore the default associations for .exe files.Default File Type Associations - Restore
Afterwards, if you like, the tutorial can have you be able to use "Open command window here" without having to press Shift first.Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click
Hope this helps,

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I'm unable to drag and drop icons from desktop to an open window or open window to open window

what happens is when i hold down the left mouse button to drag an icon from the desktop to an open window

*** the cursor changes to a black circle with a diagonal line going through it (like the no smoking sign symbol)

what is causing this to happen?

thx rob
ps: ONLY copy/cut and paste works now

A:unable to drag and drop icons from desktop to an open window or open window to open w

Check this setting. Enable Dragging and Dropping

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Since 1997 i have been writing and using the Euphoria Programing Language with first Windows XL and later Windows 7 Premium desktops.

i now have moved to situation where I have no room for a desktop.

So bought a Windows 7 Professional laptop.

A lot of my Euphoria programs don't work. Especially those using the system() and Xcopy commands.

I no longer have access to my desktop.

How can I convert my Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Premium?

Don Cole

A:Window 7 Premium vs Windows 7 Professional

Some searching lead me to Can I downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Home Premium? - Microsoft Community.

Try at your won risk!

Hello Everyone

I was in a similar situation. I had "Windows 7 Home Prem OA HP" on a HP desktop I bought new and then upgraded the system to Ultimate with an Upgrade key. But now that I bought a refurb desktop with no OS (with a COA for "Windows Vista Business OEMAc") I needed to use that Ultimate license on the "new" refurb desktop. So my "downgrade ultimate to home premium" search brought me here, amongst other places.

I used a registry solution explained here and in several other places, but I made the changes manually and without the use of a popular tool from a website called deviantart. I figured I was better off hacking the puter manually myself. I did however used it this way (notice upper & lower case matching the "Ultimate" entry format):

HKLM\Software\Microsot\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
EditionID "Ultimate" changed to "HomePremium"
ProductName "Windows 7 Ultimate" changed to "Windows 7 HomePremium"

For reference, I also used the following posting on tomshardware (Downgrading Win7 Pro to Home Premium - Downgrade - Windows 7), specially the response by aquasystems. I would've added this reply there but the thread was closed.

Then, I needed to do an "in-place repair upgrade." I tried using the wi... Read more

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Dear All,

I've recently upgraded my work PC from Windows 98 to Windows XP, and later this year I'll probably be upgrading the rest of our PCs in my organisation.

We have Active Directory and Exchange set up on the Win2000 Server which is quite new to me.
Every time I start my PC it doesn't connect to anything on the network. I have no Outlook, Internet or anything networked based.

To fix it I have to open a Command Prompt window and type this:
ipconfig /release
then ipconfig /renew
Then everything works perfectly.
Anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it please.

Many Thanks,

Ben Handley

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Dear All,

I've recently upgraded my work PC from Windows 98 to Windows XP, and later this year I'll probably be upgrading the rest of our PCs in my organisation.

We have Active Directory and Exchange set up on the Win2000 Server which is quite new to me.
Every time I start my PC it doesn't connect to anything on the network. I have no Outlook, Internet or anything networked based.

To fix it I have to open a Command Prompt window and type this:
ipconfig /release
then ipconfig /renew
Then everything works perfectly.
Anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it please.

Many Thanks,

Ben Handley

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I want to use the command line to open the "Custom sizing options" window in Windows 10, please view the image, thank you.

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"Open in New Window' Command Does Not Work in Internet Explorer"

? When you right-click a Web address on a Web page, and then click
Open in New Window, the Web page may not open in a new window.

? Some Internet Explorer registry information is missing or damaged.

To resolve this issue:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regsvr32 actxprxy.dll.
3. Click OK, and then click OK again when you receive the following
message: DllRegisterServer in actxprxy.dll succeeded.
4. Click Start, and then click Run.
5. In the Open box, type regsvr32 shdocvw.dll.
6. Click OK, and then click OK again when you receive the following
DllRegisterServer in shdocvw.dll succeeded.
7. Restart your computer.

This will take care of the problem,

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I use Windows Explorer numerous times every day. I like to navigate to folders using the folders pane and click on items in main view. I sometimes drill down to folders in the main view to finish my navigation until I'm at the folder I wish to see.

All of the sudden I'm finding that when I click on a folder in the main view, a new Explorer window pops up. I did not change any of my preferences in this regard. I went into the Tools-->Folder Options and saw that "Open each folder in the same window" was still selected, as I'd left it long ago (a couple of years now). So, I switched the radio button to the "Open new folder" option, then switched it back to opening the folders in the same view. I clicked "Apply" and closed Explorer (I did this as a kind of "forced" reset). Then I opened Explorer again, and it's still not obeying this setting.

What's going on? Is this influenced by some other settings location I haven't looked at yet?
AFAIK, this started not long after I had uninstalled IE9 and IE8, rolling back to IE7, then installed IE9 again. I did this to resolve a peculiar issue with certain files marked as corrupt in SFC scannow (turns out it's a defect when going to IE9 from IE8). I do realize that Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer share a lot of the same files. But this is functionality exclusive to Windows Explorer. Really strange...

A:Windows Explorer "Open each folder in same window" no longer working

Hello Gary,

You might see if downloading and merging the .reg for the listed Folder and Directory options in the tutorial below may be able to help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for folders and drives, and hopefully fix this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,

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I have Internet Explorer v 6.0 on my computer and for the past couple of days it refuses to "Open in New Window" every time I right click on a link and choose the command. I notice this happens even if I click a link in an email. I use Outlook Express v 6.

My search in Google took me to the Microsoft site and (as usual!) their elaborate solution, which I tried out, didn't work. (according to MS this problem does not occur in IE version 4 or later!!). Next, I found a solution in this forum which worked, albeit only for a while. That solution involved running the following commands from Start/Run.

regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Shell32.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll

Another solution I found asked to check broken file associations...which I did. Everything seems ok but the new window still doesn't open.

Somebody, please help.

A:"Open in New Window" command doesn't work

Sounds like a malware hijacking. That seems to cause a lot of eratic action in IE some times. Try running HiJackThis and see what is controling IE. Run SpyBot S&D and Ad-Aware to get rid of Malware. Also run a good virus scan. If you are using Norton AV try using Avast, it seems to catch a few more than NortonsAV in my experience. You will need to make sure that all of Nortons/Symantec Antivirus is removed before you run Avast.

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WinXp IE6.0.2800.124.xpsp2
I used to find an otion "Open in new window" when I right-clicked on an item in the favourites menu. Now all of a sudden this has disappeared. Is there a registry entry to re-enable this option

A:IE6 "Open in new window" option missing


There sure is:

Add a Menu Option to Open Shortcuts in a New Window

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So I started my computer, about 5 minutes later, a command window opened, then closed by itself.

I didn't do anything at the time, it just came out of no where, I was wondering if anyone knows what can cause this?

Just in case, I scanned for Rootkits using F-secure Blacklight(nothing detected), currently running every other scanning program I have but anyone know what can cause the command window to open then close out of no where?

A:What could cause command window to open then close "out of no where"?

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I am wondering under what circumstances, when I want to open a new website but keep the existing website on my screen open also, I can get a menu that has the option "OPEN IN NEW WINDOW"? I wish I would be given that option when I have a website open and I then want to open a new website from my desktop without replacing the old website with the new. I do know of ways to get a new website without losing the old, such as FILE>NEW>WINDOW, or clicking IE on my desktop or taskbar and then using the address bar in the new IE window to get to the new website, but I am just wondering if there is another, perhaps quicker, way using the "OPEN IN NEW WINDOW" option. I have Windows 98SE and use IE5.5 as my browser. Thanks, grandpaw

A:Using the "OPEN IN NEW WINDOW" option

IE6 here. I right-click, "open in new window", everything.

Links, History, Favorites.

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I am running XP and experiencing a problem with IE. When I right click on a link and click on Open in New Window it does not do it. It blinks and acts like it opens it and than nothing happens. Is there any software that causes this problem with IE? Netscape works fine. A friend of mine stated it might be Kazaa because he is experiencing the same problems as of recently and he just upgraded his Kazaa to the newest version. Thanx

A:IE Open Link in New Window not working

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When I log into Windows 10 on my P50, as the desktop comes into view a command prompt window alway opens and closes in a fraction of a second; much too fast to read or capture. This has been happening since the day I bought my P50 so I imagine it's the manifestation of a Lenovo service or scheduled task but I can't figure out which. Can anyone shed light on the matter?

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Hello all,

I'm looking for some advice on my "secondary" computer, one that the version of Windows is not genuine (ssshhhh!), and one that I run a number of file sharing programs off of. It seems I got a major virus or spyware infliction, and after running Spybot Search and Destroy, it located over 6,000 infections... including modifying the registry values. I removed everything that I could.

Now, upon startup, XP loads but the taskbar is not there, none of the desktop icons are there, and all I get is continuous loading of the black command prompt window (surfaces about 3 times every second) over and over and over again. The command prompt window says nothing now, just a black box.. but it used to say something about Win32/CMD or something to that effect. Something is definitely wrong.

I tried to boot from a Windows XP SP2 CD that I have for my primary computer, but the CD would not automatically load upon startup to allow me to do a repair. There is no CD drive built into the desktop, but I do have an external CD drive that is connected by USB.

I also tried to restore to an earlier setting, but the only setting i have is from the day before... when there was still a problem.

What are my options here? I don't have very much money, and can't afford to buy a new version of Windows. Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Windows XP starts - command prompt window keeps flashing

Get a legal copy of Windows and then we can help you.

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Hopefully I have the right forum for this problem, I think that there are a couple I could put it in.
Im running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit with Service Pack 2 Installed. I also am
running Norton 360.

For the last couple of days I've been trying to concatenate two files from "Anim8or" to make
a file I can use in Celestia. They are known as cmod files, and I believe may be bianary type.
I've used an example syntax to form my command syntax. I've also found this syntax example
in one form or another on several websites. (I've tried every variation I ran accross and none worked.)
Thinking it might be the file extensions, I tried to concatenate a couple text files made on Notepad,
but those also failed. I instead have received one of the four following error messages, the top two
being the most common.
"The System Cannot Find The File Specified"
"The System Cannot Find The Path Specified"
"The Sybtax Of Command Is Incorrect"
"Is Not Recognized As An Internal Or External Command, Operable Program Or Batch File"
I've check file paths in the files properties...they look correct. I also tried running the command
window as administrator, but it opens in the wrong directory when I do. I'm going to include
both the syntax's I've used. The first being the one I need to concatenate, and the second
is my text test.


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A:Solved: Can't Concatenate Files Using Windows Command Window

Hello Again;

Okay tonight I made one last attempt using the syntax previously mentioned. After two days of trying,
tonight for some odd reason, it worked. I got my cmod completed. There must have been some glitch
somewhere in the system that cleared itself.

At any rate, that means of course, that this problem has been solved. Although if anybody has a
wild idea of what the problem might have been, I'd love to hear it. I do know it was not a typo, since
I used a cut and paste on the syntax.

Thanks Again;

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hi everybody,

while downloading mail my system got hung from then i am not able to open outlook express , my outlook folder is of 2.3 gb, nav 7.0 cor version and it has been updated and my sys config is 512 md ddr, 1.6ghz, and 40gb, and i have lots for free space, i have lot of important mails in inbox, i am not able to import tha mail to ms outlook also, if i deleat the indox folder after taking backup, and open outlook express then it will work and also i can import the mails to ms outlook also,but i have lots of important mails in my inbox.dbx , please give me a good sulation to retrive my inbox.
with regards


A:not able to open outlookexpress in windows xp professional

DBXtract can extract mail from DBX files
or this
or this

there are more, but no free options that I can find. You really should have archived the mail to a CD well before this then start with a fresh inbox.

You could try installing another mail client that can import emails Thunderbird from Mozilla can do this, *I think*.

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