There are many ways to open the command prompt in Windows 10 and most of them work in other versions of the operating system. Most users do not like this tool and most people are even afraid of using it, but it is very useful in finding the cause of many problems that may 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 command prompt in Windows 10
Opening a command prompt using the shortcut Win + X
Press Win + X, or right-click the start and select the command prompt from the list.
Opening a Command Prompt Using Manager
Open the task manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and click on File => Execute a new task => Type cmd then click on OK => if you want to execute as administrator – in the window, check Create this task with administrative privileges
Opening a command prompt using Task Manager – the easy way
When the task manager is open, hold down the Ctrl key and, without releasing it, click on File, then on Start a new task => after these actions, the command prompt will be opened in administrator mode.
Opening a command prompt using search
Open search) and type "cmd" in the box, right-click on the command prompt and select "Run as administrator".
Opening a command prompt from the explorer via a file
You can find the file command prompt running in the file explorer. Go to Dmarrer => Explorer => C: Windows System32 => cmd.exe, and if you want to run as administrator – right mouse button and click on Run as administrator
Opening the command prompt using "Execute"
Press Win + R and in the window that appears, type cmd => "OK"
Opening a command prompt using the address bar in Explorer
Open the file explorer in the address bar (to access the address bar using the keyboard – press Alt + d), enter the command cmd => press Enter.
Opening a command prompt using the File menu
Open the file explorer => open any folder or disk => go to "File" at the top left => open a command prompt => and select one from the list:
open 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 disk – hold down the Shift key, then right-click on a folder or drive => in the window that appears, choose Open command window here.
Create a command prompt shortcut on your desktop
Right click on the empty space on the desktop and select New => shortcut. write cmd.exe in the box, then click Next. Choose the name of the shortcut (you can rename it later) and click Finish.
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