Insert /Add "Open in New Window " Option in Windows Explorer context menu

Here is a trick to add ” Open in New Window ” option to explorer right click menu or context menu.
This trick is applicable for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users.

  1. Copy the following registry entry in notepad and save as CU.reg then just run the file and add the registry entry in windows.
  2. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
     [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\opennewwindow] @="Open inside New Window"
     [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\opennewwindow\command] @="explorer %1"
     [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\opennewwindow] @="Open inside New Window"
     [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\opennewwindow\command] @="explorer %1"

Now you will get the option to open a folder or drive inside a new window in explorer context menu.

Amal Roy is the Founder-Editor of Computing Unleashed. A Technology Enthusiast, Windows Adept and a Proud Geek!