How to Open PowerShell Prompt in Windows 10 (With Pictures)

In today’s era, most of the Windows users are aware of whereas a very small number of people know about Windows PowerShell. Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scriptingdesigned especially for system administration built on the .NET Framework.

This powerful tool named as PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users to control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system andthat run on Windows.

has originated shell called Windows PowerShell in order to handle configuration and carry out task automation. Windows PowerShell comes to your rescue when you have a bunch of administrative works to solve. For example, you can ask PowerShell to recognize the programs that are not performing accurately and then to kill them.

Instead of, you can work with Windows PowerShell which provides you more power and authority over your system using operating system. In this article, I will provide the different ways to execute this operation on yourPC or Laptop. These are very easy methods and you can easily perform them yourself.

How to Run PowerShell as Administrator in Windows 10

As there are many ways to run PowerShell as an administrator in Windows 10. And these methods are as follows: –

  1. Through File Explorer
  2. Through Task Manager
  3. Through Cortana Search
  4. Through File Explorer by Right Click Context Menu

Open Windows Power shell Using File Explorer

With help of File Explorer method, you can easily access Windows PowerShell to the location or place of any particular drive or folder.

Step 1: Initially launches the File Explorer, and then move to that section where your preferred drive or folder is stored.

Step 2: And then select the folder which you want to start in an elevated PowerShell and then press on the file on the extreme left portion of the menu bar.

Step 3: Some options will now be seen on your screen, from these arrived options, click on the Open Windows PowerShell Succeeding with Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.

So, by following these steps, you will get the access of the Windows PowerShell Administrator. Now you are free to use this feature in the way you want.

Open Windows Power Shell Using Task Manager

With help of this method, you can easily access Windows PowerShell to the location or place of any particular drive or folder.

Step 1: Simply right click on the blank part of the taskbar and then select the 3rd option from the bottom of Task Manager.

Step 2: Once you select the third option from the bottom, Task Manager Window emerges on your screen. On the top left side of the menu bar, you will find File, select that option.

Step 3: When you select the file option, A drop down appears and then select the first option, i.e Run taskbar.

Step 4: When you select Run taskbar, a new window will appear on your screen. In the text field, type PowerShell with the help of your keyboard and select the option Create this task with administrative privileges.

Step 5 And then simply click on Ok to continue.

Step 6 PowerShell with administrator rights will be now seen on your screen.

With these simple steps, you will get the access of the Windows PowerShell.

How to Open Power Shell in Windows 10 Using Cortana Search

With help of this method, you can easily access Windows PowerShell to the location or place of any particularor folder.

Step 1: Simply click on the Cortana search box seen on the bottom right of your main screen and type PowerShell in the field and hit Enter key.

Step 2: Once you press the enter button, Cortana will show you the Windows PowerShell option with its icon.

Step 3: When you are showing the icon of Windows PowerShell simply Right-click on it and choose Run as administrator.

Step 4: Windows PowerShell will be now be launched with all the administrator privileges.

In this way, you can easily access Windows PowerShell through Task Manager.

Using File Explorer by Right Click Context Menu

Now, just follow these easy steps to Run Windows PowerShell as Command Prompt. These steps can be executed easily and you will get the exact result.

Step 1: First, access the File Explorer on your screen and then select the C drive or the drive in which your operating system is installed

Step 2: Once you go to C drive, then just select the Windows option which is seen on your screen.

Step 3: After that click on the option System32 shown on your screen

Step 4: Once you clicked on system32, new options are available on your screen, from these options you have to select on Windows PowerShell.

Step 5: When you click on Windows PowerShell, a new window appears on your screen, from there select V1.0

Step 6: When you finally reach that point, your address bar will look like:

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0

Step 7: Then just look for powershell.exe lying in the middle part of the file explorer. Right-click on it and go with the option on the second place from the top which says Run as administrator.

Step 8: Once you click on run as administrator, you are all set to use it.

In this way, you can easily access Windows PowerShell through Task Manager.

These are the 4 different ways you can Run PowerShell as an administrator in Windows 10.

This is all for this article. Hope these methods help you to run the PowerShell as an administrator in Windows 10. If you liked the article then please share it on social media.

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