Open any Folder on C Drive from run prompt in vista and xp

April 6, 20082 Comments

Recently just by chance when, I was normally writing some new articles for

I opened run prompt to to test something, but accidentally make a typo by typing \ (backward slash) in run. I get a list of all the folders in the root directory which I can select to open just by pressing up and down arrow key (as shown in the image below).










This small windows tip applies to both windows XP and Vista can be very productive at times.

Tip: You can also read about our previous tip on run prompt on How To Run Your Favourite Software’s and Songs Directly From Run

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  1. Avinash Sonee says:

    It works for other drives too. like u type d, e, etc. cool tip !!

  2. Deyaa Addeen Fahmy Shedeed says:

    It is new, thank you.

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