The Command Prompt can be used to carry out numerous procedures, from the most trivial to the most complex ones. If you happen to use this tool often it is very likely that you will be pleased to know that it is possible open Command Prompt with File Explorer.
Opening the Prompt from any Windows folder can be very useful on several occasions, for example when you need to perform a command line operation within a folder.
Via File Explorer you will not only be able to open the Command Prompt, but thanks to the new context menu of Windows 11, you will also be able to start the Terminal.
Open Command Prompt from any folder
The procedure I’m about to show you also works on Windows 10 and allows you to open any program located in the root path of the system.
- Start File Explorer by pressing from the keyboard WIN+E or open any folder on your computer;
- Type in the address bar “cmd”then press ENTER.
After pressing the key ENTER the Command Prompt window will open, in the latter you will find the folder path already set.
Launch Command Prompt via the context menu
As mentioned at the beginning, you can also open Command Prompt in a folder using the new Windows 11 context menu, here’s how:
- Open the folder you want;
- Right-click on an empty spot inside the folder;
- From the context menu that opens, click on the item “Open in Terminal”;
- The default Terminal will start with PowerShell, to open the Prompt, click on the small down arrow;
- Select the item “Command Prompt”.