Windows 7 Command Prompt Supports Drag & Drop

Here is a short tip for those who don’t know. The Windows 7 Command Prompt now supports drag & drop of files. Which means that to enter the destination of any file you can just drag & drop it into the command prompt window.

Update: I have seen this functionality in Windows Vista as well, but thought it could help those who are migrating from XP. But now a commenter points out that this functionality is available in Windows XP SP3 too.

Doing this will not remove any previous command you might have typed. This small feature is not so useful for most users, but for those who work frequently in Windows command prompt, this is a lifesaver.


command prompt drag drop

Sadly this drag & drop functionality is only for files and does not apply with some text commands which you might need to copy/paste in the command prompt quickly. Weather the files are executable, text files, documents, or whatever, they can now all be dragged and dropped into the command prompt.

Update 2: What I was talking above was about drag & drop functionality, if you need to copy/paste any code then simply right-click the command prompt and hit Paste to paste anything in clipboard. Thanks for clarifying Vordreller!

Enjoy!

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  • Name

    This is not new. It is also supported in Windows XP SP3.

  • http://twitter.com/Vordreller Vordreller

    If you wish to copy paste to the command prompt, you can simply right-click in the command prompt and paste whatever is on your clipboard.

  • 187

    I like the Microsoft Power Tool that gives you the option to Open Command Window Here by right clicking on any folder in Windows Explorer. I use that all the time.

  • http://twitter.com/Vordreller Vordreller

    If you wish to copy paste to the command prompt, you can simply right-click in the command prompt and paste whatever is on your clipboard.

  • 187

    I like the Microsoft Power Tool that gives you the option to Open Command Window Here by right clicking on any folder in Windows Explorer. I use that all the time.

  • http://twitter.com/Vordreller Vordreller

    If you wish to copy paste to the command prompt, you can simply right-click in the command prompt and paste whatever is on your clipboard.

  • 187

    I like the Microsoft Power Tool that gives you the option to Open Command Window Here by right clicking on any folder in Windows Explorer. I use that all the time.

  • hgfh

    why do they have to make ecuses and give us these lousy tips. just fix the damn problem

  • B.L.

    Not new, this functionality already existed in Windows 95 !!
    Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work any more in Seven 64bit !! If someone knows hot to “repair” this…

  • B.L.

    Not new, this functionality already existed in Windows 95 !!
    Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work any more in Seven 64bit !! If someone knows hot to “repair” this…