How to Add “Open Command Prompt Here” Option in Windows 10 Folder Context Menu

The command prompt has been removed from the Power User menu (Windows key + X), the file menu for file explorer, and the extended or right-click Windows 10 context menu (Shift + Right-click).

Here’s how to restore the option to launch the Windows 10 “Open command window here” prompt from the right-click context menu in Windows 10.

Add Open Command Prompt Here to Windows 10 Menu:

  1. To enable the Windows 10 open command prompt here, first open the Run command by pressing the Windows key and + R on the keyboard. To open the registry, type regedit and then press enter on the keyboard.
  2. Navigate to the following location: HKEY CLASSES ROOTDirectoryshellcmd
  3. Right-click on the cmd key. Scroll down to Permissions and click it.
  4. Select Advanced.
  5. Select the Change option.
  6. Enter your user account name and click the ‘Check Names’ button to confirm it. When you’re finished, click OK.
  7. Tick the box next to ‘Replace owner on subcontainers and objects.’ Then, click Apply, and then OK.
  8. Select the Administrator account in the ‘Permissions for cmd’ window. Check the Allow for complete control box. Then, click Apply, and then OK.
  9. Right-click HideBasedOnVelocityId and then click Rename inside the cmd key (right window).
  10. Change the name of the DWORD from HideBasedOnVelocityId to ShowBasedOnVelocityId, then press Enter on the keyboard.
  11. You have completed your task. When you hold down the shift key and right-click on any folder, the ‘Open command window here’ option will appear in the Windows 10 Context Menu.


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