PowerShell is replacing Command Prompt

Applies to: Windows 10

  • To create the best command-line experience, PowerShell is now the command shell for File Explorer. It replaces Command Prompt (cmd.exe) in the Windows Logo Key  + X menu, in File Explorer's File menu, and in the context menu that appears when you shift-right-click the whitespace in File Explorer. You can still enter cmd (or powershell) in File Explorer's address bar to launch the command shell.

  • For those who prefer using Command Prompt, you can opt out of the Windows Logo Key  + X change by opening Settings  > Personalization > Taskbar, and turning off, Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the start button or press Windows key+X.