How To: Add “Explore From Here” Option To Windows Vista/XP Right-Click Context Menu
When you want to right click on any folder or file and want to open up an Explorer window of that folder,you can easily add “Explore From Here” option as folders context menu item in Windows Vista or in Windows XP.The steps for this registry tweak is given:
- Open the Windows Vista start menu by click on Vista start orb button.
- In the opened start menu you will find a search box and type regedit in the type field and then press Enter.
- This will launch up windows registry editor and navigate to the registry key named as: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell
- Add a new Registry Key named as “RootExplore ” under the “Shell” Key
- Set the default value of the new key to “E&xplore From Here “
- Right Click on the “RootExplore ” Key and add a new Key “Command“to the “RootExplore” registry key.
- Set the default value as Explorer.exe /e,/root,/idlist,%i
- Close Windows Vista Registry Editor and restart computer to take effect the registry changes.
Now when you right click on any folder, you can open up an Explorer window of that folder.
Warning: Modifying the Windows registry can cause serious damage to your Windows Operating System.It is better to backup your Windows registry data before making any changes. Tomstricks.com is not responsible for any changes you may make to your system.