Last week a co-worker made me aware that functionality is available in Windows 7, but it's slightly hidden. I have no idea how long it's been an option but am very happy to know about it - and I like to share what makes me happy.
Normally, if you right-click on a folder in Windows Explorer you get the context menu. Here's a shot of what mine looks like:
Yours probably looks similar. But what my co-worker pointed out was that if you hold down the shift key when you do the right-click the menu includes an extra item:
|Context Menu, now with shift key|
I have no idea why this isn't just part of the regular context menu, but I'm happy to know it's there now.