How To Open Command Prompt In Windows 10?

Windows operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows Server provides the Command Prompt or MS-DOS in order to execute commands in a user-friendly way. Even the PowerShell is also a command prompt generally the MS-DOS is used as the first choice for the term “Command Prompt”.

Open Command Prompt via Windows+X Power User Menu

The Windows+X Power User Menu provides some shortcuts for the management of Windows. It can be used to open Command Prompt. But “PowerShell” is provided as Command Prompt for the Windows 10 operating systems. If you are using Windows 8 the MS-DOS is provided as a command prompt. Also, the PowerShell command prompt can be opened as Administrator like below.

Open Command Prompt via Windows+X Power User Menu

Open Command Prompt via Start Menu

Start Menu provides the “Command Prompt” in different ways. One of them is typing “command prompt” to the Start Menu which lists related Command Prompt like below.

Open Command Prompt via Start Menu

Open Command Prompt via Windows Run

Windows Run is a very useful tool in order to open the command prompt. First, the windows run tool can be opened with the WIN+R keyboard shortcut. Then we use the cmd command as input to the Windows Run to open the command prompt.

Open Command Prompt via Windows Run

Open Command Prompt via File Explorer

File Explorer is used to managing files. The command prompt is an executable file with the name “cmd.exe”. The cmd.exe is located under the C:\Windows\System32 like below. Just click on the cmd.exe in order to open Command Prompt.

Open Command Prompt via File Explorer

Open Command Prompt via File Explorer Address Bar

The File Explorer provides an address bar in order to specify and use paths. But it has a useful feature too. The address bar can be used to run some commands where the Command Prompt can be opened by using the File Explorer address bar. Just type cmd to the address bar and press enter which opens the command prompt.

Open Command Prompt via File Explorer Address Bar

Open Command Prompt via File Explorer Context Menu

The File Explorer provides a context menu in order to manage files and folders with some auxiliary options. The command prompt can be opened via the File Explorer context menu. By default right-click to the File Explorer does not show the Command Prompt. The right-click should be accomplished with the SHIFT key. There “Open PowerShell window here” is listed for Windows 10 operating systems. If you are using Windows 7 or a previous operating system “Open command window here” is displayed in the context menu.

Open Command Prompt via File Explorer Context Menu

Open Command Prompt via File Explorer Context Menu

Open Command Prompt via Task Manager

Even it is not the best and most practical the Task Manager can be used to open the Command Prompt. First, the Task Manager should be opened, and then the File menu and Run new task should be clicked like below.

Open Command Prompt via Task Manager

In the Windows, Run use the “cmd” command like below.

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