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Restore Open Command Prompt Window Here to Context Menu

This article describes how to restore Open Command Prompt Window Here back to context menu.

Starting with Windows 10 Creator Update, the Open command window here context menu item has been removed by default and replaced with the Open PowerShell window here context menu item. To restore it back to Windows 10 right-click context menu, use the following steps.

How to Restore Open Command Prompt Window Here to Context Menu

You can add Open command prompt window here to context menu by editing cmd registry key. Here's how:

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box using Win +R keys.

Type in regedit, and click OK to open the Registry Editor.

Open Registry Editor

Step 2: Locate the following registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd

Step 3: Take ownership of this key to modify its permissions.

Gain Permissions of cmd Registry key

Step 4: Rename the DWORD value HideBasedOnVelocityId as ShowBasedOnVelocityld.

Show Commpt Promt Window here in context menu

Step 5: Close Registry Editor. This change will take effect immediately.

The "Open command window here" context menu will be available when you press shift + right click on a folder or drive, and shift + right click on the background of a folder, drive, library, or desktop.

Restore Open command window here context menu