Most Windows users will never need to open Command Prompt (CMD) as several options are available in Windows 10 Settings app to customize your operating system. However, you’ll need to open the Command Prompt to execute some tasks.
The Command Prompt is a helpful tool that allows you to do some quicker than you can in the graphic interface. Also, some changes on Windows 10 can only be done through Command Prompt because, in the graphical interface, you can’t find any settings.
In Windows 10, there are multiple ways to open Command Prompt. You can use any of the below-mentioned methods to launch Command Prompt in Windows 10.
Access Command Prompt from Windows+X (Power User or WinX) Menu
Alternatively, by right-clicking on the
Note: If you see PowerShell instead of Command Prompt on the Power User (WinX) menu, you need to switch back to showing the Command Prompt on the Power Users menu if you want.
Open Command Prompt from Task Manager
First, open Task Manager with “More details.” Then click the
Open Command Prompt from a Start Menu Search
You can easily open the Command Prompt by clicking
Open Command Prompt from the Run Box
Open Command Prompt from File Explorer
Open File Explorer and navigate to the “C:\Windows\System32” folder. Double-click the
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