How to Open PowerShell on Windows 10?

What is PowerShell?

 PowerShell is a cross-platform task automation solution of a command-line shell, a scripting language. PowerShell is a potent tool that can remove Windows 10 core components, Files, and Default applications.

So, it is more complicated compared to the classic Command Prompt. If you find a Windows 10, you need to prefer PowerShell.

There are many different ways to Open PowerShell in Windows 10. In this article, we will review all methods one by one. Let’s start it.

You can open PowerShell on Windows 10 using the following methods:-

  • From the Power User Menu
  • Using Windows Search
  • Through the Run command box
  • From the File Explorer Address Bar
  • Via Task Manager
  • From the Right-Click Context Menu

How to Open PowerShell from the Power User Menu?

Press Windows + X keys on the keyboard or right-click on the Windows logo to see the hidden Power User menu. Select Windows PowerShell or Windows PowerShell (Admin).

You probably have altered the setting if you see Command Prompt instead of Windows PowerShell. Refer to our guide to switching between  Command Prompt and PowerShell in the Win-X menu.

How to Open PowerShell from Windows Search?

Click on the Start or Taskbar Search and type PowerShell in the search box. In the available search results, click on Windows PowerShell to open the same.

How to Open PowerShell through the Run command box?

To quickly open the PowerShell on Windows 10, press the Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open the Run  dialog box. Then type PowerShell in the text box. Either click OK or hit Enter key on the keyboard to open the PowerShell window.

Quick Tips: After typing the PowerShell in the Run dialog box, hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys on the keyboard to Open Windows PowerShell admin rights.

How to Open PowerShell from the File Explorer Address Bar?

Firstly, Open the file explorer by pressing Windows + E keys on the keyboard. Delete everything on the File Explorer address bar and type PowerShell. Hit Enter key on the keyboard to open Windows PowerShell.

How to Open PowerShell via Task Manager?

Open task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on the keyboard. If Task Manager opens with a few details, click the More details

Then in the Task Manager window, click File > Run new task.

Type PowerShell in the text box, and then click OK to continue.

Quick Tips: If you want to run PowerShell with administrator permissions, ensure the “Create This Task with Administrator Privilege” option is selected.

How to Open PowerShell from the Right Click Context Menu?

Press Shift key and then right-click on a folder. The context menu will see the  Open PowerShell Window Hereoption. Click on it to open the PowerShell with the selected path of the folder.

That’s it.

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