How to open the Windows Terminal with the command prompt

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With the Terminal, Windows has a common interface for Powershell, Command Prompt and Azure Cloud Shell. This allows you to start the terminal directly with the command prompt.

You can open the program by simply right-clicking on the Start button and selecting “Terminal” or “Terminal (Administrator)” or by right-clicking on a folder in Explorer or on the desktop and selecting “Open in Terminal.”

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The tool then presents Powershell by default. You can switch to the command prompt using the downward-pointing arrow in the title bar. However, it is possible to start the command prompt at the same time as the terminal.

To do this, please also click on the arrow pointing downwards in the title bar and select “Settings.” In the next step, select “Command Prompt” from the “Start” tab in the “Default profile” menu and click “Save” at the bottom of the window.

This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on

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