4 Ways to Open Command Prompt Effectively.
When I got my personal computer, the first thing that caught my attention was the cmd or command line. I searched all the cmd tips and tricks and then showed them to my friends thinking they would be impressed.
I don’t know if they impressed them or not, but this cmd fiddling has been very helpful to me. I started reading tech blogs and implementing everything I learned on my computer.
Fast forward a few years, I launched my own websites and today we operate TechWiser as a Tech Media company.
So yes, cmd has a special place in my heart. This gave me an inner fascination. And it can do the same for you. Now, even if you don’t want to be a tech blogger, you will definitely learn something useful from cmd.
But before that, you need to know how to open cmd. Right?
So, here are some ways to open cmd.
1. Open Command Prompt from the Start menu
Press the Windows key to open the Start menu, type cmd and press the Enter key.
To run cmd as administrator, press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
If you’re on Windows 10, you can also launch Command Prompt from the power menu. Press Win + X and choose Command Prompt from the menu.
This method is much faster.
2. Open cmd from the RUN box
Press Win Key + R to open the RUN dialog box. Then type cmd and hit Enter.
If you often open cmd for one command, for example, check your internet connection with ping. Then, instead of opening a cmd window and then entering the command, execute it directly through the Run box.
The advantage of this is that, firstly, it is fast, and secondly, the history is stored in the RUN field. So next time you want to execute the same command, press “WIN + R” KEY to open launch, then use UP / DOWN ARROW KEYS to find it in history and press Enter. Save a lot of time.
3. Open cmd from Windows File Explorer
To open cmd in a specific directory, open explorer (Win + E), change to the directory where you want to open cmd, then click the Open Command Prompt file.
This will open cmd in the current directory. There is no need to use the cd command.
You can also do this by holding down the Shift key and right-clicking an empty space. From the context menu select, open a command window here.
4. Open Command Prompt from Task Manager
If you already have Task Manager open, you can launch cmd directly from it.
Go to File Run New Task type “cmd” and press Enter.