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I found how to add opening a command prompt to the right-click menu here -

This works in File Explorer on Folder and whitespace selection, but only on folders for the Desktop.

When I right-click on the desktop and select this I see the following -

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Task:

  • Location specified command prompt start

Method:

  • Context menu selection through right-click of target location

Right-Click Locations:

A. Folder in File Explorer
B. File Area in File Explorer
C. Folder on Desktop
D. File Area on Desktop (e.g. right-clicking empty space)

Status:

  • #D is not working for my computer. A/B/C work as expected

What is causing this error?

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    Undo your registry edit, then see this article, it is built into W10 except it offers powershell instead of cmd.....thewindowsclub.com/… – Moab Oct 18 '19 at 21:18
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Those instructions are for much older versions of Windows.

On Windows 10, two new keyboard shortcuts exist:

Command Prompt:

Windows+X, C

Administrator Command Prompt:

Windows+X, A

Note:

C and A work for the English version of Windows 10. For other languages these might be different.

After you press Windows+X you will see one letter underlined in each menu item (usually the first or second letter) which is the keyboard shortcut for that item.

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Note:

These shortcuts can be configured to open either PowerShell or Command Prompt.

The default option is PowerShell but this can easily be toggled to Command Prompt in Taskbar Settings:

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  • this solution is language specific! c and a might be different in a non English win10 os, I added a bit of explanation – Albin Oct 19 '19 at 13:38
  • Thanks Albin! I decided not to mention other languages just in the interest of brevity but perhaps it is worth mentioning it after all. 👍 – Mr Ethernet Oct 19 '19 at 14:51
  • Hi Mr. Ethernet, those shortcuts rock, thank you! This does not not address the original question though, I have updated the question with more details – J-Dizzle Oct 20 '19 at 14:54
  • Does the issue only happen in your Windows user account or with all accounts? – Mr Ethernet Oct 20 '19 at 15:47

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