How to Open Command Prompt in Windows 10

Here’s how to open the Command Prompt in Windows 10 and how to create a shortcut for it. Let’s get started.

Method #1

You can launch Command Prompt in Windows 10 using the command cmd. This command can be used in the following programs:

You can also use start cmd in “Windows PowerShell” to open the Command Prompt.

Method #2

Open the Start menu and type cmd. The Command Prompt app will appear in the search results. Click on it to open it.

Method #3

Open the Start menu. Select Windows Tools. Double-click Command Prompt.

Method #4

Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder. Find and double-click the “cmd” file.

Method #5

You can follow these steps if you have already replaced PowerShell with Command Prompt in the Power user menu:

Press Windows and X at the same time. Select Command Prompt from the Power user menu.

Create Command Prompt Shortcut

Here you will find instructions on how to create a shortcut to the Command Prompt on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on your desktop or File Explorer blank area

Hover the mouse over “New.” Click “Shortcut.” 

On the “Create Shortcut” pop-up, type cmd. Click “Next”.

Please provide the name of the shortcut if you do not like the suggestion. Click “Finish”.