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    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

    How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10
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    14 Mar 2020
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    How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10


    Windows 10 comes with Windows PowerShell 5.0 included.

    Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows.

    For more details about Windows PowerShell, see:


    This tutorial will show you different ways to open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10.[/n2]

    Contents




    EXAMPLE: Windows PowerShell
    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-windows_powershell.png





    OPTION ONE

    Open Windows PowerShell from All apps in Start Menu


    1 Open All apps in the Start menu.

    2 Scroll down and expand open the Windows PowerShell folder, and click/tap on Windows PowerShell. (see screenshot below)

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-all_apps_powershell.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Open Windows PowerShell in Search


    1 Press the [key]Win[key] + S keys to open Search.

    2 Type powershell into the search box, and click/tap on Windows PowerShell in the search results at the top. (see screenshot below)

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-search_powershell.png






    OPTION THREE

    Open Windows PowerShell from Run


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run.

    2 Type powershell, and click/tap on OK in the search results at the top. (see screenshot below)

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-run_powershell.png






    OPTION FOUR

    Open Windows PowerShell from Task Manager


    1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

    2 Click/tap on File (menu bar), and click/tap on Run new task. (see screenshot below)

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-task-manager_powershell-1.jpg

    3 Type powershell, and click/tap on OK in the search results at the top. (see screenshot below)

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-task-manager_powershell-2.png






    OPTION FIVE

    Open Windows PowerShell from Win+X Menu


    1 If you have the Win+X menu set to show Windows PowerShell instead of Command Prompt, then press the Win + X keys to open the Win+X menu.

    2 Click/tap on Windows PowerShell. (see screenshot below)

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-win-x_menu_powershell.png






    OPTION SIX

    To "Open Windows PowerShell Here" in File Explorer


    1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Select or open a folder or drive that you want to open Windows PowerShell at that location. (see screenshot below)

    3 Click/tap on the File tab on the ribbon, click/tap on Open Windows PowerShell to expand, and click/tap on Open Windows PowerShell. (see screenshot below)

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-open_powershell_here.png






    OPTION SEVEN

    Open Windows PowerShell from File Explorer


    1 While you have a folder or drive open in File Explorer (Win+E), type PowerShell into the address bar, and press Enter to open PowerShell in whatever folder or drive you have open.

    OR

    2 Open File Explorer (Win+E), browse to the folder location below, and click/tap on the powershell.exe file to run it. (see screenshot below)

    C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-file_explorer_powershell.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #1

    Shawn I thought it would be appropriate to post about this here:)
    I have late shift next week, and will have to watch the recorded videos from the channel9 app later.

    PowerShell 10 Year Anniversary

    Live Stream
    20 episodes


    • Nov 14, 2016
    • Redmond and other locations around the world
    • PowerShell celebrates 10 Years in production with a day-long event. This will be streaming live and shown world-wide on the home page for Channel9.msdn.com.
      There will be segments including PowerShell and SQL, PowerShell and Azure Automation, and the future directions for PowerShell. In addition, several presentations will focus on cool ways of using PowerShell, including setting up a MineCraft server, using PowerShell to control sprinklers or an IOT-based Theramin, or a Tesla (among other things).
      There will also be opportunities to hear the team members talk about how the product has evolved, and some of the MVPs talk about community involvement and the new open source engagement. Stay and join in on the coding contests, or come back later for any of the talks above.
      Jeffrey Snover and Kenneth Hansen will kick off the day at 8:00am (PST). Join from then until 4:00pm (PST) for the PowerShell 10th Anniversary Celebration!

      PowerShell celebrates 10 Years in production with a day-long event. This will be streaming live and shown world-wide on the home page for Channel9.msdn.com.
      There will be segments including PowerShell and SQL, PowerShell and Azure Automation, and the future directions for PowerShell. In addition, several presentations will focus on cool ways of using PowerShell, including setting up a MineCraft...

    20 Speakers:

    PowerShell 10 Year Anniversary Channel 9
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Thank you Cliff. :)
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  3. Posts : 261
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       #3

    Hi Shawn,

    Is there a document you know of that explains the difference between the various versions of Powershell?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

    Hello Daniell, :)

    This is the best PowerShell version comparison I've seen so far below.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerShell

    https://4sysops.com/wiki/differences-between-powershell-versions/

    This below will give more details about the latest PowerShell 5.0.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/pow...ith-powershell
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #5

    MSDN has also pimped up the Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-image.png site.
    For those interested in learning more about the "new default", but not "new" Windows command tool, go here: Microsoft PowerShell
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  6. Posts : 72
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       #6

    option 6


    In my windows 10 1607... option 6 is greyed out. I have been researching but have been unable to resolve it. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       #7

    Hello dacrone, :)

    What build of Windows 10 do you have installed? I'll see if I have the same issue in that build. It works in build 14986 though.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...mber-find.html
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  8. Posts : 72
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       #8

    Brink said:
    Hello dacrone, :)

    What build of Windows 10 do you have installed? I'll see if I have the same issue in that build. It works in build 14986 though.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...mber-find.html
    Hey! I have build 14393.576 currently
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  9. Posts : 72
    Windows
       #9

    option 6


    here is a visual of my issue too...

    Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 10-screenshot-11-.png
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