How to add a "open git-bash here…" context menu to the windows explorer?

Issue

How to add a context (aka right click) menu to the windows explorer that, when clicked, opens the git-bash console in the current explorer folder?

Solution

I had a similar issue and I did this.

Step 1 : Type "regedit" in start menu

Step 2 : Run the registry editor

Step 3 : Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell. If you don’t have the shell key, create one.

Step 4 : Right-click on "shell" and choose New > Key. name the Key "Bash"

Right click on "shell" and choose New > Key. name the Key "Bash"

Step 5 : Modify the value and set it to "open in Bash" This is the text that appears in the right click.

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Step 6 : Create a new key under Bash and name it "command". Set the value of this key to your git-bash.exe path.

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Close the registry editor.

You should now be able to see the option in right click menu in explorer

PS Git Bash by default picks up the current directory.

EDIT : If you want a one click approach, check Ozesh’s solution below

Answered By – Shaswat Rungta

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