If you're like me, over the years I've started to forget some of those old DOS commands. One that we still need to use occasionally is the cd command to navigate to a file in a different folder, because whenever you go to the Command Prompt you begin in the C:\Documents and Settings\[your username] folder. With a minor entry into your Folder Options, you can actually open directly to the folder you want using Windows Explorer.
Here's how you do it:
1. Open a Windows Explore window (Windows Key + E)
2. Click on Tools
3. Select Folder Options...
4. Click on the File Types tab
5. Click on [NONE] Folder
6. Click on Advanced
7. Click on New
8. Type "Command Prompt" in the Action box
9. Type "cmd.exe" in the Application used to perform action box
10 . Click OK on each of the dialog boxes until you are back to the Windows Explorer window
Now see it in action:
1. Right-click on a folder in the left-pane
2. Click Command Prompt
3. You will see a (DOS) Command Prompt window open to the directory of the folder you clicked
Note that if you click on a folder in the right-pane, it will open to the directory of the parent folder.