Quick Tip: Accessing Command Prompt Directly from File Explorer in Windows 10

Quick Tip: Accessing Command Prompt Directly from File Explorer in Windows 10

If you find yourself needing to access various directories on your Windows 10 device in the Command Prompt interface then this tip will be a welcomed addition to your toolbox.

Right now you can open a Command Prompt and then start typing in commands to list the directories, type in the directory name you want to access, and repeat until you arrive at the sub-directory you need.

A little known option and feature in File Explorer will allow you to use its graphical interface to drill down to the directory you need to access in Command Prompt and then jump straight there in a Command Prompt window.

Making this happens is very easy.

Just open File Explorer and then browse to the directory that you need to access in a Command Prompt.

Once you are there click/tap inside of the address bar and type cmd and then press/tap enter.

Command Prompt from File Explorer in Windows 10

That will then open a Command Prompt window and you will find yourself in that same exact directory.

Command Prompt from File Explorer

From here you can execute your Command Prompt magic inside of the directory and close the open windows when you are all done.

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