How to Open Command Prompt (CMD) in Windows 11?

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Many Windows PC users prefer to use Command Prompt to control their computers. It is a great utility that lets you execute your tasks easily. This ancient tool is part of Windows for a long time and is still available on Windows 11.

Command Prompt is more powerful than the conventional GUI method since it’s quicker and offers a lot of tools that are not present in the graphic interface. There are various methods to access Command Prompt on your Windows 11. Review all ways and adopt which you would like to use frequently.

The following are the easy methods through which you can open Command Prompt on Windows 11:-

  1. Using Windows Search
  2. From Start Menu
  3. Via WinX menu
  4. Through the Run command box
  5. Via File Explorer

How to launch Command Prompt on Windows 11 through Windows Search?

Step 1. Click on the Search icon from the taskbar, and in the search box, type the following:-


Step 2. In the available search results, click on the Command Prompt app to open it.

How to open Command Prompt on Windows 11 from Start Menu?

Step 1. Click on the Windows logo on the taskbar or press the Windows key from the keyboard to open the Start menu.

Step 2. In the Search box on the top of the Start menu, type Command Prompt. From the left side pane, click on the Command Prompt, or in the right-side pane, click on the Open. You can use any of the options to access Command Prompt.

How to open Command Prompt on Windows 11 from the WinX menu?

Step 1. Press Windows + X keys simultaneously to launch the Win+X menu. Alternatively, right-click on the Start button from the taskbar to access the Win+X menu.

Step 2. Now, click on the Windows Terminal or Windows Terminal (Admin). By default, Windows Terminal opens at PowerShell. So, click on the down-arrow button beside the plus (+) sign and select Command Prompt from the available options.

After executing the above steps, Command Prompt will open in the same window but in a separate tab.

Also Read: How to set Windows Terminal default app for Command Prompt?

How to access Command Prompt on Windows 11 from the Run dialog box?

Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously.

Step 2. Type CMD in the Run box and hit Enter from the keyboard or click OK to open the Command Prompt window.

How to launch Command Prompt on Windows 11 from File Explorer?

Step 1. Open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E Keys from the keyboard or click on its icon on the taskbar.

Step 2. Keep the cursor next to Quick access, delete it, and type CMD and then hit Enter from the keyboard to open Command Prompt window.

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