cmd Getting started with cmd Opening a Command Prompt


Example

The command prompt comes pre-installed on all Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems, and exists as cmd.exe, typically located in C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe

On Windows 7 the fastest ways to open the command prompt are:

  • Press enter image description here, type "cmd" and then press Enter.

  • Press enter image description here+R, type "cmd" then then press Enter.

It can also be opened by navigating to the executable and double-clicking on it.

In some cases you might need to run cmd with elevated permissions, in this case right click and select "Run as administrator". This can also be achieved by pressing Control+ Shift+Enter instead of Enter.