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    Command Prompt

    Command Prompt

    How to Open a Command Prompt in Windows 7
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    How to Open a Command Prompt in Windows 7

       Information
    This will show you how to open only a non-elevated a command prompt without administrator rights instead of an elevated command prompt with administrator rights (Run as administrator) in Windows 7.

       Warning
    Some commands will need to be used in an elevated command prompt instead for them to work.


    EXAMPLE: Command Prompt
    NOTE: Notice how the command prompt opens to C:\Users\(user name) and not C:\Windows\System32 as a elevated command prompt with administrator rights.
    Command Prompt-command_prompt.jpg




    OPTION ONE

    Open a Command Prompt from Start Menu


    1. Open the Start Menu, click on All Programs, Accessories, and on Command Prompt. (aee screenshot below)
    Command Prompt-start-menu.jpg
    OR

    2. Open the Start Menu, type cmd in the search box and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    Command Prompt-search_box.jpg



    OPTION TWO

    Open a Command Prompt from the Context Menu of a Folder or Drive


    1. Press and hold Shift, then right click on a folder or drive that you want to open the command prompt at that location for, and click on Open Command Prompt Here.
    Command Prompt-folder_context_menu.jpgCommand Prompt-drive_context_menu.jpg



    OPTION THREE

    Open a Command Prompt from Task Manager


    1. Open Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).

    2. Click on File (menu bar), then press and hold the CTRL key while clicking on New Task (Run...). (see screenshot below)
    Command Prompt-task_manager.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn










  1. bmb
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7
       #1

    Hi
    All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt is missing in my one im using Windows 32 bit but if i type in search box area cmd thn it showshow can i get this back in Accessories??
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  2. Posts : 70,216
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello bmb,

    You can right click on C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe and click on Send To and Dekstop (create shortcut) . Right click on the new shortcut and click on Rename, and name it Command Prompt. Now move the shortcut to the Start Menu All Programs - Accessories folder for all users.

    Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. bmb
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7
       #3

    Thanks Brink.....
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  4. Posts : 70,216
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're welcome bmb. :)
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Build 7000 and Vista Home Premium
       #5

    Open Command Window Here


    Don't forget that if you want to open a command window in a certain place/folder without going through the directory or typing it in.... you can still do the SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK and click "OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE".... just like in Vista...

    -just thought I would throw in my 2 cents worth


    -tay187
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Apr 2010 at 15:45. Reason: added link
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  6. Posts : 70,216
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thank you for the reminder Tay. Added

    Shawn
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  7. Posts : 16
    MS Windows 7 Home x64
       #7

    Nice, concise, and understandable even to me. Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 70,216
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're most welcome Marossity, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
       #9

    Hey I can get my cmd open but it wont run the commands im giving like "ipconfig" I tried using help but it gave me the same response. That it is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program or batch file. Can anybody help me out?
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