Windows 10: Lost Command Prompt in Win-X Menu Solved

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  1.    09 May 2018 #1

    Lost Command Prompt in Win-X Menu


    Somehow I have deleted the command prompt and powershell entries in the Win-X menu (the right-click on the Win button menu). Anybody know how to restore either to that menu? I have tried installing and using the Win-X editor from winaero.com but without sucess. While there are other ways to invoke these items, having them on the Win-X menu was very convenient. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       09 May 2018 #2

    Hello Edw, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    You might see if this below may be able to add it back to the Win+X menu for you.

    Show Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell on Win+X menu in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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       09 May 2018 #3

    Tip: if like me and want Command Prompt accessible after PowerShell showed up on the Start menu, open Command Prompt then right-click the icon on the Taskbar and choose Pin to Taskbar. PowerShell is okay but sometimes it's a bit intimidating and the familiar Command Prompt helps get things done quicker.
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  4.    09 May 2018 #4

    Thanks for the suggestion, Brink. Didn't work. Apparently you need either command prompt or powershell prompt there in order to change one from the other
    Thanks for the suggestion, Berton. I would prefer to keep my Quick Start Taskbar uncluttered if possible, especially as the Win-X menu is just as accessible.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       09 May 2018 #5

    In that case, open the folder below and post back a screenshot showing what you have in it. This is where the command prompt shortcut is suppose to be like below.

    %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3

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  6.    09 May 2018 #6

    Brink: As you can see, I have clobbered command.com/powershell out of Win-X.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       09 May 2018 #7

    Here's a copy of the missing command prompt and PowerShell shortcuts from my system below in a ZIP file.

    Win+X.zip

    1) Download the ZIP file to your desktop.

    2) Unblock the ZIP file.

    3) Open the ZIP file.

    4) Copy and paste (drag and drop) the shortcuts into your %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3 folder.

    5) Hopefully, it's fixed for you now. :)
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  8.    09 May 2018 #8

    Brink: Many thanks!
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       09 May 2018 #9

    You're most welcome. :)
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  10. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1803 (OS Build: 17134.319)
       09 May 2018 #10

    Brink said: View Post
    In that case, open the folder below and post back a screenshot showing what you have in it. This is where the command prompt shortcut is suppose to be like below.
    Will this work with your Zip file. . . ?

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    Lol, I'm too damn dumb for this stuff. . .



    Edit:

    That actually opens from a short cut I copied to my Start Menu ( Page ? ) .

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