This tutorial introduces how to create a Command Prompt desktop shortcut and how to create a shortcut for a specific Command Prompt command on Windows 10/11. For more computer tips, tricks, and free tools, you may visit MiniTool Software official website.

Create a Desktop Shortcut for Command Prompt

To quickly open Command Prompt app on Windows 10/11, you can create a Command Prompt desktop shortcut. Check how to do it by using the two ways below.

Way 1 - Add Command Prompt to Desktop

  1. Press Windows + S to open the Windows Search box.
  2. Type cmd in the search box.
  3. Right-click the Command Prompt app from the search results and select Open file location.
  4. After you locate Command Prompt in File Explorer, you can right-click the Command Prompt application and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut). This will create a desktop shortcut for Command Prompt on your Windows 10/11 computer.

Way 2 - Create a Command Prompt Shortcut from Desktop

  1. Right-click the blank area on your computer desktop and select New > Shortcut.
  2. In the Create Shortcut window, you can type the location of Command Prompt: %windir%\system32\cmd.exe and click Next.
  3. Type Command Prompt as the name of the shortcut. Click Finish to create a Command Prompt desktop shortcut on Windows 10/11.

Create a Shortcut for a Command Prompt Command

You can also create a shortcut for a specific Command Prompt command. You can double-click the command’s desktop shortcut to quickly run the command each time. Check how to do it below.

  1. Right-click the blank area of your computer desktop and select New > Shortcut.
  2. In the Create Shortcut window, type C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k your-command. This will run the command and keep the Command Prompt open.
  3. Or you can type C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c your-command. This will run the command and close the Command Prompt window. Replace “your-command” with the exact command you want to run.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Type a name for the shortcut of the CMD command. Click Finish.
  6. Next time, you can double-click the desktop shortcut of the command to fast run the command.

Other Ways to Fast Launch Command Prompt

Way 1. Press Windows + R, type cmd, and press Enter. To run Command Prompt as administrator, you can press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

Way 2. Press Windows + S, type cmd, and select Command Prompt. To run CMD as administrator, you can right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

Conclusion

This post mainly introduces how to create a Command Prompt desktop shortcut and how to create a shortcut for particular CMD commands. Hope it helps.

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