Are you wonder to know how you can bring back the option to launch Command Prompt by replacing PowerShell on File Explorer’s?
If so, then this blog is for you as here we will guide you to recover Command Prompt file back to your system.
On latest Windows update, Microsoft continues to clear out Command Prompt by inserting PowerShell in Windows 10. Moreover, you will notice that the option is neither available in extended context menu (Shift plus Right Click) nor on the Power user menu (Windows key plus X) nor in File menu of File Explorer.
Perhaps there is an option available in Settings app to include Command prompt file into Power user menu. But, you won’t find an option to bring back the extended context menu. Instead of that, there is a possibility to re-launch the option in your Windows only if you’re comfortable in modifying registry.
Thus, in this blog we will guide to follow the steps in order to recover the option of “open command window here” to the context menu.
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Adding “Open command window here” to extended folder context include 2 steps process. In First step, you need to re-incorporate the option on the menu when you do right click on the folder. Whereas in second, perform the similar steps to get return to the option on the background of folder after doing right click on a folder.
Method 1. From registry Editor
Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt on File Explorer
In order to bring back the option to instigate Command Prompt on extended context menu, all you need is to modify the registry by the set forth steps.
So, if you are ready then follow all these steps correctly.
Here are steps to replace PowerShell with Command Prompt on File Explorer
Step 1. Press Windows key + R to open Run command.
Step 2. Type regedit and then click OK to open Registry file.
Step 3. There, browse the path “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory \Shell\cmd”.
Step 4. Do right click on the cmd folder and then click “Permissions”.
Step 5. Click on the Advanced Button.
Step 6. From the “Advanced Security Settings”, Click on the Change link present next to “Owner”.
Step 7. Afterward, the form will appear on your screen, type your account name there.
Step 8. By clicking on the Check Names, you can verify your account name.
Step 9. And if account name is correctly mentioned then click the “OK” button.
Step 10. Tick the checkbox with a message “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects”.
Step 11. After doing so, click on the Apply button then OK.
Step 12. From “Permissions for cmd”, Select Administrators Group.
Step 13. In “permissions for Administrators”, tick the allow box for Full Control Option.
Step 14. Then after clicking on the Apply and click OK button.
Step 15. Inside cmd folder, do right click on the “HideBasedOnVelocityId” DWORD to rename it.
Step 16. Replace the DWORD name “HideBasedOnVelocityId” with “ShowBasedOnVelocityId” and then press Enter.
Therefore, once you complete the aforementioned steps check whether “Open command window here” Option is appeared by using Shift + right click simultaneously.
Anytime you can reverse back those changes by following the above instructions but on step No. 16, don’t forget to rename DWORD from ShowBasedOnVelocityId to HideBasedOnVelocityId and then press Enter.
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Method 2. From Windows 10 Settings
The Easiest method to replace PowerShell with Command Prompt can also be done from the Windows 10 settings. Thus, in this way you can easily replace PowerShell with command prompt from WinX Menu.
Steps to replace PowerShell with Command Prompt:
Step 1. Click on the Start and then select Settings.
Step 2. Click on the Personalization.
Step 3. After that, click on the Taskbar present on the left panel.
Step 4. There, turn off the button with the command
“Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right click the start button or press Windows Key +X.”
Step 5. And finally, do the right click on the Start button or just press Windows + X,
Now, you can see the Command Prompt on Charm bar.
Though you can run many of the commands using PowerShell, many people still use Command prompt and context menu option. Because it offers fast way to open the utility in the specific location without typing long command in order to navigate to the folder path.
But, thanks to a hidden option available in the Registry. Thus, now you can bring that change back to your Windows.
So, we hope this blog has helped you in replacing PowerShell with Command Prompt on file explorer by both the methods. And now it would be quite easy for you to explore the utility in the specific location.