How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 11

Written by Thirumalraj

In this post, you’ll see how to launch Windows PowerShell and create a shortcut for it.

Here, I’m using Windows 11. Let’s start with the different methods to open PowerShell.

Method #1

Microsoft Windows 11 allows you to launch PowerShell using the command powershell. You can use this command with the following programs:

  • Run Command
  • File Explorer address bar
  • Task Manager (click on File > Run new task to use the command)

You can use the start powershell command in the Command Prompt to complete this task.

Method #2

Open the Start menu. Click the All apps button, then Windows Tools. You’ll see “Windows PowerShell.” Double-click it.

Method #3

Enter PowerShell in the Start menu and click Windows PowerShell app in the search results.

Method #4

Go to the C > Windows > System32 > WindowsPowerShell > v1.0 folder. Find and double-click the “powershell” file.

How to Create a Windows PowerShell Shortcut

Learn how to create a Windows PowerShell shortcut on your Windows 11 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on a blank area of your desktop or File Explorer. Hover your mouse over “New” and select “Shortcut” under “Folder.”

In the “Create Shortcut” popup, type powershell, then click the “Next” button. Provide a name for the shortcut if you don’t like the suggested one. Click the “Finish” button.

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