1.    21 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Open cmd from file explorer with admin rights


    I managed to get cmd to always run as admin from start->cmd

    But running cmd this way always launch it at the windows/system32 directory.

    I need a way to run cmd in file explorer directly so that the current directory will be at the path I launched it but it is always launching without the admin rights.
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  2.    22 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,061
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Easiest way is to have it run from right click context menu. Copy and paste the code and save it as .reg file. Double click on the file to merge to the registry. Right click anywhere on desktop/file explorer, select "Admin Command Here":
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\runas]
    @="Admin Command Here"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    "HasLUAShield"=""
    "Position"="Top"
    "Icon"="C:\\Windows\\System32\\cmd.exe"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
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  3.    22 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,053
    Mac OS Sierra

    You have to open File Explorer, go to the directory that you want it to run in, then right click and run Command in that directory. The only time that you want to open Command in a particular directory, is if you are going to run say Powercfg and need the report from it placed into that directory.
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  4.    22 Sep 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 27
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by KyoSuke View Post
    I managed to get cmd to always run as admin from start->cmd

    But running cmd this way always launch it at the windows/system32 directory.

    I need a way to run cmd in file explorer directly so that the current directory will be at the path I launched it but it is always launching without the admin rights.
    Please check out this tutorial:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    "Option 7" should be what you're looking for.
    Last edited by Brink; 22 Sep 2016 at 09:47. Reason: link
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  5.    22 Sep 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,511
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello KyoSuke, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, the tutorial below can help you to easily add this option to your context menu.

    Open command window here as administrator - Add in Windows 10
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  6.    23 Sep 2016 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 249
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    You can add the necessary command to the File explorer Quick access toolbar [without doing any Registry edits or using any additional utilities].

    In File explorer,
    click on File ,
    hover over Open command prompt,
    right click on Open command prompt as administrator,
    select Add to Quick access toolbar.

    The facility will then always be readily available to you on the QAT so you can get an Admin prompt open set to the current File explorer folder when you need it.

    [You can also do this with the standard Open command prompt entry]

    Denis
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