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Placing shortcut to Command Prompt on W10 Desktop

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Attached screenshot shows the Command prompt superimposed on my W10 desktop.

 

Can someone please tell me how i can place a shortcut to the Command Prompt <on> the desktop --- so I can get to it easily?

 

Thanks.   ...batpark


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This is the screenshot I intended to send. ... batpark

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batpark:

 

Open Windows File Explorer, navigate to the C:\Windows\System32 folder.  Locate the file "cmd.exe", right click it, and select "Create Shortcut".  Windows will tell you that it can not create the shortcut in that folder, and do you want to place the shortcut on the desktop instead.  Click "Yes".

 

The shortcut should appear on your desktop.  If you want to run the Command Prompt as an Administrator, simply right click the shortcut and select "Run as Administrator."

 

I hope that this helps.  Have a great day.

 

Regards,

-Phil


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garioch7: Phil: Thanks for your so-prompt reply. Your instructions seemed absolutely clear. But, still, I am having problems.

 

 I got to C:Windows\System32 but could not find com.exe. I did find several other variants (cmdkey, for example) and I <could> move the cmdkey shortcut to my desktop. But clicking it (right or left) does not get me to the familiar command prompt screen.

 

Can you spot what I am doing wrong?  ..... batpark


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Try "cmd.exe" (instead of "com.exe").


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Doc: Thanks, as ever. But I can't find cmd.exe. This is the results of a search (see attached). .... batpark


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Gday batpark. 

If still not getting there, try using the wizard.

 


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CommandPrompt search results.png

 

This is the screenshot.


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Try this:
 

  • Press [Winkey][R], type:

    cmd


    and press [Enter].
     
  • At the cmd prompt, type:

    dir c:\cmd.exe /a /s


    and press [Enter].
     
  • Post a screenshot of that window please.
     
  • Type:

    exit


    to close the CMD window.

 


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batpark:
 
You could always download and install Everything and then type in the search bar "cmd.exe" and see where the file is located. There should be more than one instance of the file in a normal Windows 10 installation.

I hope this helps. Have a great day.

Regards,
-Phil
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Doc: Re your  #9, this is the screenshot you asked for. Be glad to see what you find. Where is my cmd.exe?  ... batpark

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Doc: Surely, you really can't see that screenshot I sent. How can I send it better? Can one get a screenshot of a full-sized DOS-like screen? ... Batpark


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Doc: Surely, you really can't see that screenshot I sent. How can I send it better? Can one get a screenshot of a full-sized DOS-like screen? ... Batpark

 

Yep, a bit tough to try and see it all. At the top right of the CMD window, click the little square just to the left of the X to expand the window to full screen, then take a screenshot.


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