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    How to Add 'Open Bash window here as administrator' context menu in Windows 10
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    17 May 2018
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    How to Add 'Open Bash window here as administrator' context menu in Windows 10

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    Microsoft first made investments that improve cmd, PowerShell, and many other command-line tools and developer scenarios. Second Microsoft decided to grow their command line family by adding real, native Bash and with it support for Linux command-line tools which run directly on Windows in an environment that behaves like Linux!

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316, you can natively run Bash in Windows. BASH is a popular text-based shell and command-language. It is the default shell included within Ubuntu and other Linux distroís, and in OSX. Users type commands into a shell to execute scripts and/or run commands and tools to accomplish many tasks.

    You can now run Bash scripts, Linux command-line tools like sed, awk, grep, and you can even try Linux-first tools like Ruby, Git, Python, etc. directly on Windows. You can also access your Windows filesystem from within Bash allowing you to work on the same set of files using your preferred Windows tools or Linux command-line tools.

    For more details about Bash, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Open Bash window here as administrator context menu for all users in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to add, remove, or use the "Open Bash window here as administrator" context menu.

    The "Open Bash window here" context menu item requires that Bash on Unbunto is enabled to work. Bash on Unbunto is not enabled by default in Windows 10.

    The "Open Bash window here" context menu will be available when you right click or shift + right click on a folder or drive, and when you right click or shift + right click on the background of a folder, drive, library, or desktop.


    EXAMPLE: "Open Bash window here as administrator" context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add-right click), step 3 (add-Shift+right click) , or step 4 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Right Click "Open Bash window here as administrator" Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Open_Bash_window_here_as_administrator_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Add Shift + Right Click "Open Bash window here as administrator" Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Shiift+Open_Bash_window_here_as_administrator_context_menu.reg

    download


     4. To Remove "Open Bash window here as administrator" Context Menu

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_Open_Bash_window_here_as_administrator_context_menu.reg

    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    18 Mar 2018 #1

    Hi again brink :)

    It possible to make this without the shield icon? Perhaps with the bash icon? Iíd swoon!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 30,736
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
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       18 Mar 2018 #2

    Hello klepp, :)

    Here's one without the UAC icon.

    Add_Open_Bash_window_here_as_administrator_context_menu.reg
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    18 Mar 2018 #3

    The Shield Icon means it requires administrator privs. It can't (to my knowledge) be set to something else without replacing it globally (ie some kind of imgres replacement) . You can remove the admin privs, as Brink has done, but you can't use a custom icon.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 30,736
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       18 Mar 2018 #4

    The icon in the context menu can be any icon you want, or can be removed. It won't affect it from running as administrator. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    18 Mar 2018 #5

    You are the man :)

    Thank you!

    Any chance thereís a tutorial around about how to change the icon? Appreciate your removing the shield for me :)

    If i can add the bash icon and learn something along the way that would be great.

    #bow
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 30,736
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       18 Mar 2018 #6

    You're most welcome.

    You can edit the .reg file, add the "Icon" lines, and replace the bit in red below with the full path of the .ico file you want to use.

    Code:
    Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\BashAsAdmin]
    @="Open Bash window here as administrator"
    "Extended"=-
    "HasLUAShield"=-
    "Icon"="full path of .ico file"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\BashAsAdmin\command]
    @="PowerShell -windowstyle hidden -Command \"Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/k,pushd,%V && bash.exe' -Verb RunAs\""
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\BashAsAdmin]
    @="Open Bash window here as administrator"
    "Extended"=-
    "HasLUAShield"=-
    "Icon"="full path of .ico file"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\BashAsAdmin\command]
    @="PowerShell -windowstyle hidden -Command \"Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/k,pushd,%V && bash.exe' -Verb RunAs\""
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\BashAsAdmin]
    @="Open Bash window here as administrator"
    "Extended"=-
    "HasLUAShield"=-
    "Icon"="full path of .ico file"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\BashAsAdmin\command]
    @="PowerShell -windowstyle hidden -Command \"Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/k,pushd,%V && bash.exe' -Verb RunAs\""
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\Background\shell\BashAsAdmin]
    @="Open Bash window here as administrator"
    "Extended"=-
    "HasLUAShield"=-
    "Icon"="full path of .ico file"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\Background\shell\BashAsAdmin\command]
    @="PowerShell -windowstyle hidden -Command \"Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/k,pushd,%V && bash.exe' -Verb RunAs\""
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Mar 2018 at 09:18. Reason: updated
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    18 Mar 2018 #7

    I feel guilty for bugging you, I apologize!

    First thing in the morning Iíll see if I canít find where windows stashes that little red three circle icon and it should be easy peasy beyond that.

    Sincere gratitude :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    19 Mar 2018 #8

    found it! for those interested

    "C:\\Program Files\\WindowsApps\\CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows_1604.2017.922.0_x64__79rhkp1fndgsc\\images \\icon.ico"

    Thanks brink :)
    Last edited by klepp0906; 19 Mar 2018 at 06:30.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    19 Mar 2018 #9

    hrm I get

    cannot import (path to file): The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.

    EDIT - fixed. Has to have Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 header, didnt realize that was integral :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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