There are a lot of ways to open the command prompt in Windows 10, and most of them work in other versions of the operating system. Most of the users don’t like this tool and most people are even scared of using it but it is very useful to finding the cause of many problems that can appear in Windows 10. This guide will show 10 Ways To Open The Command Prompt In Windows 10.
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10 Ways To Open The Command Prompt In Windows 10
Opening command prompt using the shortcut Win + X
Press Win + X, or click on the start with right mouse button and select from the list the command prompt.
Opening command prompt using Task Manager
Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and click on File => Run new task=> Type cmd and then click “OK” => if you want to run as administrator – in the window, check “Create this task with administrative privileges”
Opening command prompt using Task Manager – the easy method
When the Task Manager is opened, press and hold the Ctrl key and without releasing it, click “File” and then click “Start a new task” => after these actions the command prompt will be opened in administrator mode.
Opening command prompt using search
Open Search) and type “cmd” in the box, click on the command prompt with right mouse button and select “Run as administrator”.
Opening command prompt from explorer through a file
You can find the file command prompt run in the File Explorer. Go to “Start” => “Explorer» => C: \ Windows \ System32 \ => cmd.exe, and if you want to run as administrator – right mouse button and click on “Run as administrator”
Opening command prompt using “Run”
Press Win + R and in the window that appears, type cmd => “OK”
Opening command prompt using the Address bar in File Explorer
Open the File Explorer in the address bar (to go to the address bar using the keyboard – press Alt + d) write command cmd => press Enter.
Opening command prompt using the File menu
Open the File Explorer => open any folder or disk => go to “File” on the top left => open a command prompt => and select one from the list:
open a command prompt – open command prompt;
open a command prompt as an administrator –
Opening command window in File Explorer
To open a command prompt in any folder or in some disk – press and hold the Shift key, then with the right mouse button click on a folder or drive => in the window that appears, choose “Open Command Window here”
Creating shortcut of command prompt on your Desktop
With the right mouse button click on empty space on the Desktop and select “New” => Shortcut. Write cmd.exe in the box, and click “Next”. Choose the name for the shortcut (you can rename it later) and click “Finish”.
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