I saw this great post a few days ago about adding a Open Powershell context menu entry using regedit. I thought it was really cool, but quickly decided why not create it using POWERSHELL!!!
I should note, you need to have powershell running as an admin for this…
New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
new-item -path HKCR:directory/shell/powershell
new-item -path HKCR:directory/shell/powershell/command
set-item -path HKCR:directory/shell/powershell -value "Open PowerShell Here"
set-item -path HKCR:directory/shell/powershell/command -value "C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -NoExit -Command Set-Location -LiteralPath '%L'"
Here is what it looks like when it is all said and done
This is was also great for me but I am still learning powershell, especially the registry stuff, so it was just good practice for a quick script.
And if you haven’t checked out the original post
Add Open Powershell to Context Menu
Working with Registry Keys
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