Windows 10: Open Powershell or CMD from anywhere!

Introduction

This is a quick one! In this article I’m going to literally open new windows for you! I’m going to show you how to open a Powershell prompt or CMD from anywhere in Windows File Explorer. Although most Windows 10 users do not use Powershell or CMD that often, the most advanced or “power users” do.  Either because they’re more used to use a prompt or to execute bulk administrative tasks.

 

So, …

How do I open a Powershell from Windows File Explorer?

 

Firstly, open Windows File Explorer and position yourself wherever you’d like, for example, C:\Windows

Open a Powershell or CMD prompt from anywhere in Windows File Explorer

 

Now, in the address bar type “powershell” and press “Enter“.

Open a Powershell or CMD prompt from anywhere in Windows File Explorer

 

Et voilá! A new Powershell prompt is opened at the same location where you were in the Windows File Explorer

Open a Powershell or CMD prompt from anywhere in Windows File Explorer

 

How do I do to open a CMD prompt instead?

Well, just typecmd” in the address bar and press “Enter“. A new CMD prompt will show up at the location you were in the Windows File Explorer.

Open a Powershell or CMD prompt from anywhere in Windows File Explorer

 

Is the opposite possible?

Sure! Just typestart .” at any of the prompts, Powershell or CMD, and press “Enter“.  A new Windows File Explorer windows will pop-up in the location where you were in the prompt.

 

Powershell

Open a Powershell or CMD prompt from anywhere in Windows File Explorer

 

CMD

Open a Powershell or CMD prompt from anywhere in Windows File Explorer

 

And that’s it! Try it yourself and let us know how did it go, in the comments section below.

 

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