Disk Operating System (DOS)
How to create a new action for the Windows Explorer context sensitive menu which will open a DOS session in the folder of your choice in MS-Windows versions prior to Win-7.
Opening a DOS session from Windows Explorer
In all versions of MS-Windows you can open a command line this way:
In MS-Windows 7 you can open a CMD (DOS) command line in a selected folder by right-clicking the folder in Windows Explorer and left-clicking "Open Command Window Here" on the context-sensitive menu.
In MS-Windows versions prior to Win 7 there is also a way to open a DOS session command line in a folder selected in Windows Explorer.
Follow the steps below to create an "Open in DOS" action
on the Windows Explorer context-sensitive menu.
To use this method, right-click on any folder in Windows Explorer and then click on Open in DOS in the context-sensitive menu. Your DOS session command line will open in the selected folder.
Bruce Miller, 2001, 2014