Open PowerShell window here context menu - Add in Windows 10  

    Open PowerShell window here context menu - Add in Windows 10

    Open PowerShell window here context menu - Add in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove 'Open PowerShell window here' context menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    05 Jun 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    information   Information
    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 how to add or remove the Open PowerShell window here context menu for all users in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the "Open PowerShell window here" context menu, all users can use the context menu.

    The "Open PowerShell 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.

    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.

    EXAMPLE: "Open PowerShell window here" context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

    2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Powershell

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    3. Change the owner of the Powershell registry key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see screenshot below step 2)

    4. Set permissions of the Powershell registry key in the left pane to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control". (see screenshot below step 2)

    5. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Powershell

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    6. Change the owner of the Powershell registry key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see screenshot below step 5)

    7. Set permissions of the Powershell registry key in the left pane to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control". (see screenshot below step 6)

    8. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Powershell

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    9. Change the owner of the Powershell registry key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see screenshot below step 8)

    10. Set permissions of the Powershell registry key in the left pane to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control". (see screenshot below step 9)

    11. Do step 12 (add-right click), step 13 (add-Shift+right click) , or step 14 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     12. To Add Right Click "Open PowerShell window here" Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 15 below.

    Add_Open_PowerShell_window_here_context_menu.reg

    download


     13. To Add Shift + Right Click "Open PowerShell window here" 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 15 below.

    Add_Shift+Open_PowerShell_window_here_context_menu.reg

    download


     14. To Remove "Open PowerShell window here" Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 15 below.

    Remove_Open_PowerShell_window_here_context_menu.reg

    download

    15. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    27 May 2017 #1

    any help in removing the default "open powershell window here" item from the shift-right click context menu? #myfavoriteforums <3
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
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       27 May 2017 #2

    Hello klepp, :)

    Using step 14 after doing steps 1-10 will remove it for you.
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  3.    27 May 2017 #3

    ok, i just went straight to the reg file for removal :P will give the other steps a rip :)

    ty!

    edit: that did it. thanks a ton :) s'what i get for being hasty!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,551
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       27 May 2017 #4

    Great news.
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  5.    31 Oct 2018 #5

    If you get a permission error when you try to change the "read, full control..." (ex: in regedit when changing the permission by right-clicking on the folder):



    • Change (temporarily) the owner as "administrators" or user (it's on the top of the advance windows, not in the list below!)
    • do what you want.
    • then set back the owner to "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller"
    Last edited by chok; 31 Oct 2018 at 07:12.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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