Launch Windows Explorer and goto the current working directory in shell

I like working in the command prompt - it’s fast and you can do batch processing, etc, but sometimes, I need a GUI (Windows explorer) to explore files in the current directory. I know I can type “explorer.exe” on the command line to launch Windows explorer, but can it automatically go to the directory I’m working in? The answer is yes, although hardly ever advertised

Now, we need to find a way to find out the current working directory. On the command prompt, it’s stored in the environment variable %CD%, so combine the two:

explorer /root,%CD%

and it works beautifully.

Put this in a .bat file and put it on your path, you can launch Windows explorer anywhere and have it go directly to the folder you’re in on the command line!

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