If you are new to Windows 11 and looking for “How to open Command Prompt in Windows 11” you are in the right place. The Command Prompt is a command-line interface program that is used to execute commands and perform administrative functions.
How to open Command Prompt in Windows 11
There are several ways in Windows 11 to open Command Prompt, you can follow any of the below-given methods.
- Via Windows Terminal
- Via the Run Dialog Box
- Via Start Menu
- Via Windows Search
- From the File Explorer
- Via Task Manager
- Via Desktop Shortcut
- Via Taskbar
1. Opening CMD in Windows 11 via Windows Terminal
To access the Command Prompt in Windows 11 through the Windows Terminal,
Right-click on the Start button and select Windows Terminal. To do this you need to install the Windows terminal
Type Ctrl + Shift + 2 or click the down-arrow button next to the new tab button.
Select the Command Prompt option.
You can use the Command Prompt as your default cmd.exe application.
2. Opening CMD in Windows 11 Via the Run Dialog Box
This is a quick way to open Command Prompt in Windows 11. To access the Command Prompt through the Run dialog box,
Press Windows + R and the Run dialog box appears.
Type cmd and press Enter and you are done.
It works even when running an app.
3. Opening CMD in Windows 11 Via Start Menu
To access the Command Prompt from the Start menu,
Click the Start menu from the taskbar.
Click All Apps
Select the Windows Tools
Click on the Command Prompt option to open in a new window.
4. Opening CMD in Windows 11 Via Windows Search
To access the Command Prompt through the Windows Search,
Click the Search button on the taskbar or hit Windows + S.
Type Command Prompt or just cmd command that takes you to a new Command Prompt Window.
5. Opening CMD in Windows 11 Via File Explorer
To access the Command Prompt from the File Explorer,
Press Win + E or type File Explorer in the Search box on the taskbar to open the File Explorer application.
Select This PC and type the cmd command in the address bar and press Enter key.
The Command Prompt window will open.
6. Opening CMD in Windows 11 Via Task Manager
Task Manager is a Windows program that gives information about the applications running on our system. To run Command Prompt,
Click the Search box on the taskbar and type Task Manager and press Enter, the Task Manager Window shows up.
Select the File menu and click on Run new task. A Create new task window opens.
Type cmd in the textbox next to Open and click OK
Tick the checkbox to give administrative privileges to this task.
7. Opening CMD in Windows 11 Via Desktop Shortcut
You can create shortcuts for the applications that you use frequently on your Desktop. To create a shortcut of Command Prompt,
Right-click on the empty space from Desktop and select New item.
From the New item, select the Shortcut option.
A dialog box pops up. Type cmd and click on Next.
Give a suitable name for the Command Prompt Shortcut and click on Finish.
8. Opening CMD in Windows 11 Via Task Bar
This is suitable for those who often use Command Prompt
To pin Command Prompt to the taskbar, type Command Prompt in the Search menu and press Enter.
Select the Command Prompt from the search result and right-click on it.
From the options, select Pin to taskbar. The Command Prompt program will be pinned in the taskbar. Click on it to open.