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:
- 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.
- Navigate to the following location: HKEY CLASSES ROOTDirectoryshellcmd
- Right-click on the cmd key. Scroll down to Permissions and click it.
- Select Advanced.
- Select the Change option.
- Enter your user account name and click the ‘Check Names’ button to confirm it. When you’re finished, click OK.
- Tick the box next to ‘Replace owner on subcontainers and objects.’ Then, click Apply, and then OK.
- Select the Administrator account in the ‘Permissions for cmd’ window. Check the Allow for complete control box. Then, click Apply, and then OK.
- Right-click HideBasedOnVelocityId and then click Rename inside the cmd key (right window).
- Change the name of the DWORD from HideBasedOnVelocityId to ShowBasedOnVelocityId, then press Enter on the keyboard.
- 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.