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Cmder Context (Right-Click) Menu for Windows 7, 8 & 10
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Cmder]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Cmder]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Cmder]
@="Open Cmder Here"
"Icon"="C:\\tools\\cmder\\Cmder.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Cmder\command]
@="\"C:\\tools\\cmder\\Cmder.exe\" \"%V\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Cmder]
@="Open Cmder Here"
"Icon"="C:\\tools\\cmder\\Cmder.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Cmder\command]
@="\"C:\\tools\\cmder\\Cmder.exe\" \"%1\""
@goxr3plus
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goxr3plus commented Aug 24, 2018

Awesome !!!!!!!

@chriswiduta
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chriswiduta commented Sep 20, 2018

No need to do anything like this! Simply we can add Cmder and it will open at our particular path from where we open it.!

You can go to Settings > Integration and set this in the command field (upper section).

{bash} -cur_console:n:d:"%V"
%V is used to pass the current directory you are in.

After that, you just need to hit the Register button in the upper section.
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How would I go about creating an Cmder as Admin session started in the right click option menu?

@fcruzel
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fcruzel commented Oct 26, 2018

Thanks for the help!

Just so anyone knows (i had this issue), if the above fix doesn't work and you find Cmder is always opening to your home directory, that's because it is set to in the Settings by default.

  1. In Settings -> Startup -> Tasks, select your default Task (probably cmd::Cmder - check or change in Settings -> Startup)
  2. It will look something like this cmd /k "%ConEmuDir%\..\init.bat" -new_console:d:%USERPROFILE%
  3. Remove the portion :d:%USERPROFILE% <- Note the colon before d
  4. Result should be: cmd /k "%ConEmuDir%\..\init.bat" -new_console
  5. This will stop new tasks/command tabs from defaulting to your home directory.

Thanks!

@Koolstr
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Koolstr commented Nov 13, 2018

For anybody else still having this problem, here's the clear steps which got it to work as intended for me. With this, Cmder is in the context menu, opens as a new tab instead of new window, opens correctly to the selected directory that was right clicked in, and opens the correct console task.

- Add Cmder to the context menu:
In Cmder install directory (default is C;/tools/), run "cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL" in Command Prompt

- Patch context menu to open in single window:
In RegEdit, in "Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Cmder\command", change to "C:\tools\Cmder\Cmder.exe" /SINGLE "%V" (Setting Single Instance Mode in Cmder Settings doesn't seem to be working)

- Create Default Task with Desired Console:
For me, ConEmu is too slow to load, so I set the default to the regular Command Prompt. Here's how:

  1. Cmder Settings -> Startup -> Tasks -> +. Set as Default task for new console (and default shell if desired).
  2. Add as a Command, the path to standard CMD, which is "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe". Alternatively, add this dynamically using the "File path..." button. Save settings.
  3. If you get a popup, choose the new task, and leave the default directory blank (this way, opening from the context menu opens in the selected directory. If you want a default directory, create a separate, non-default task).

- Set Default Task to New Task:
This is the step that will most often be forgotten. Go to Cmder Settings -> Startup. Set Specified named task to your new default.

That's it! It should all work as intended now. Honestly, the need for such a convoluted workaround is ridiculous. Why has context menu integration not been added as a UI toggle, and why must the means for setting new tabs instead of windows, the default task, and opening in the right directory, be so convoluted?

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digeomel commented Jan 7, 2019

I'm using bash and I wanted to re-use my existing cmder window. What did it for me, after @jp9573 's answer, is this:
-reuse -run {bash} -cur_console:n:d:"%v"

@thucminhpham
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thucminhpham commented Feb 28, 2019

this change in setting from
chriswiduta blog works for win7

{bash} -cur_console:n:d:"%V"

thank so much
cheers

@chrisblacea
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chrisblacea commented Jun 24, 2019

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Help please?

@jojobyte
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jojobyte commented Jun 24, 2019

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Help please?

Remove the space maybe?

@chrisblacea
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chrisblacea commented Jun 24, 2019

Im good now. Thanks! :)

@indian-boy
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indian-boy commented Jun 29, 2019

Very much thanks fellow!

@kxdang
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kxdang commented Jul 26, 2019

Thank you very much! worked perfectly!

@MatinHz
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MatinHz commented Jul 29, 2019

Thanks!

@svaneg11
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svaneg11 commented Aug 8, 2019

Worked great, thanks!

@elVengador
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elVengador commented Aug 16, 2019

Thanks .*)

@JoshMatthew
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JoshMatthew commented Nov 23, 2019

Shortcut to open Cmder in a chosen folder

Open a terminal as an Administrator
Navigate to the directory you have placed Cmder
Execute .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL If you get a message "Access Denied" ensure you are executing the command in an Administrator prompt.
In a file explorer window right click in or on a directory to see "Cmder Here" in the context menu.

Shortcut to open Cmder in a chosen folder

Open a terminal as an Administrator
Navigate to the directory you have placed Cmder
Execute .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL If you get a message "Access Denied" ensure you are executing the command in an Administrator prompt.
In a file explorer window right click in or on a directory to see "Cmder Here" in the context menu.

This solved my permission problem! thanks!

@ybg345
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ybg345 commented Aug 15, 2020

Executing .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL works fine while opening up Cmder in windows right click context menu. But by default Cmder is not opening as Administrator. Can someone tell how to open cmder as Administrator every time we open it from context menu (right click)?

@jatinpatel136
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jatinpatel136 commented Aug 20, 2020

select settings > general => then select cmder as admin
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@ybg345
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ybg345 commented Aug 21, 2020

select settings > general => then select cmder as admin
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That's so cool. Thank you.

@vlbn
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vlbn commented Sep 2, 2020

Shortcut to open Cmder in a chosen folder

Open a terminal as an Administrator
Navigate to the directory you have placed Cmder
Execute .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL If you get a message "Access Denied" ensure you are executing the command in an Administrator prompt.
In a file explorer window right click in or on a directory to see "Cmder Here" in the context menu.

👍😎 PERFECT!

@fedeul
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fedeul commented Oct 10, 2020

🙌 Thanks!

@oxk4r01
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oxk4r01 commented Nov 8, 2020

.\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL

Great! Thank you :)

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oxk4r01 commented Nov 8, 2020

After .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL, could it be possible to assign a hotkey to it?

@jeferandom
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jeferandom commented Nov 30, 2020

Thank you

@kanhavishva
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kanhavishva commented Feb 21, 2021

Thanks a lot :)

@shawon39
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shawon39 commented Apr 21, 2021

You can go to Settings > Integration and set this in the command field (upper section).

{cmder} -cur_console:n:d:"%V"

Click on the Register > Save settings

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@euedeep
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euedeep commented Jun 21, 2021

No need to do anything like this! Simply we can add Cmder and it will open at our particular path from where we open it.!

You can go to Settings > Integration and set this in the command field (upper section).

{bash} -cur_console:n:d:"%V"
%V is used to pass the current directory you are in.

After that, you just need to hit the Register button in the upper section.
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mantul

{Shells::cmd (Admin)} -cur_console:n:d:"%V"

@abdes-zakari
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abdes-zakari commented Jul 16, 2021

Easy way:

  • Open a terminal as an Administrator.
  • Navigate to the directory you have placed Cmder.
  • Execute .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL

@SkyGra
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SkyGra commented Aug 23, 2021

Easy way:

  • Open a terminal as an Administrator.
  • Navigate to the directory you have placed Cmder.
  • Execute .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL

Thanks, it does work.

@lawweiliang
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lawweiliang commented Aug 24, 2021

Easy way:

  • Open a terminal as an Administrator.
  • Navigate to the directory you have placed Cmder.
  • Execute .\cmder.exe /REGISTER ALL

Yeah, this is easy and straightforward. Thanks, brother.

@sergioabreu-g
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sergioabreu-g commented Sep 22, 2021

If you update to Windows 11 you will have to disable and enable it again. Also, it will not appear in the main context menu, but under the "Show more options" submenu due to the W11 new context menu design.

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