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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10

    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10

    How to Open a Command Prompt in Windows 10
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    26 Apr 2017
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    How to Open a Command Prompt in Windows 10


    information   Information
    A command prompt is an entry point for typing computer commands in the Command Prompt window. By typing commands at the command prompt, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

    This tutorial will show you different ways to open a command prompt in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Command Prompt

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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Open Command Prompt in Windows 10
    Open Command Prompt from Win+X Quick Link Menu

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 14971, Windows PowerShell will show in the Win+X by default now instead of Command Prompt.

    Show Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell on Win+X menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials


    1. Open the Win+X menu, and click/tap on Command Prompt. (see screenshot below)

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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Open Command Prompt in Windows 10
    Open Command Prompt from Task Manager

    1. Open Task Manager with more details.

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

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    3. Type cmd or cmd.exe, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Open Command Prompt in Windows 10
    Open Command Prompt in Search

    1. Type cmd in the search box (Win+S). (see screenshot below)

    2. When Command Prompt shows up in the search results, click/tap on it.

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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Open Command Prompt in Windows 10
    Open Command Prompt from All apps in Start Menu

    1. Open the Start menu, and click/tap on All Apps at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

    2. In All Apps, scroll down and expand open the Windows System folder, then click/tap on Command Prompt.

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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Open Command Prompt in Windows 10
    Open Command Prompt from File Explorer

    1. While you have a folder or drive open in File Explorer, type cmd into the address bar, and press Enter to open the command prompt in whatever folder or drive you have open.

    OR

    2. Open File Explorer, navigate to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and click/tap on the cmd.exe file. (see screenshot below)

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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Open Command Prompt in Windows 10
    Open Command Prompt from Run

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run.

    2. Type cmd, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Open Command Prompt in Windows 10
    To "Open Command Prompt Here" in File Explorer


    Note   Note
    This option allows you to open a command prompt that opens to the same location as the selected folder or drive.

    This option is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 14971.


    1. Open File Explorer, select or open a folder or drive that you want to open the command prompt at that location. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on the File tab on the Ribbon, and click/tap on Open command prompt. (see screenshot below)

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    Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 OPTION EIGHT Open Command Prompt in Windows 10
    To "Open Command Window Here" in File Explorer

    Note   Note
    This option allows you to open a command prompt that opens to the same location as the selected folder or drive.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 14986, the Open command window here context menu item has been removed by default and replaced with the Open PowerShell window here context menu item.


    1. In File Explorer, press and hold the Shift key, right click or press and hold on a folder or drive that you want to open the command prompt at that location, release the Shift key, and then click/tap on Open command window here. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 506
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       26 Apr 2017 #1

    Hi Shawn I just noticed this Tutorial today, I know another way to open the command prompt from the file explorer window.

    In the address bar of file explorer instead of typing the path to the command prompt just type cmd and that will open the command prompt in whatever folder you have open in file explorer.
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  2. Posts : 23,569
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       26 Apr 2017 #2

    Thank you @sml156. I added that as part of Option Five.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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