How do you make Powershell work like CMD ?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by nuhkka, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. nuhkka

    nuhkka MDL Member

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    Back before one of these updates on Win 10 I could shift+right click open CMD here, then just type in commands for command based programs like ffmpeg and youtube-dl. Now when you shift + right click it opens up Powershell and all the old commands I used don't work anymore. Why did MS do this?
     
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  2. Razorsharp1

    Razorsharp1 MDL Expert

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    #2 Razorsharp1, Jun 18, 2018
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    @nuhkka

    You can always get the Command Prompt back, just go to Settings>Personalization>Taskbar then go down to where it says Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu etc.etc. and turn that feature OFF.

    Now you can right click on the Start button and you will have the Command Prompt & Command Prompt (Admin) back.
     
  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    You can always type cmd at the powershell prompt.
    When I install the OS, I add this to the registry:
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     REM ===== Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt on Windows+X ===========================================================================================================
         Reg Add "HKEY_USERS\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v "DontUsePowerShellOnWinx" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    
     
  4. nuhkka

    nuhkka MDL Member

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    This doesn't really solve the problem. I usually right click on a folder so I don't have to 'cd' on the command prompt.

    This what I needed. Typing in cmd into PS changes it to a command prompt and all the applications actually work now.
     
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  5. tavrez

    tavrez MDL Junior Member

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    You can go into the folder you want, then click on address bar and type cmd and hit enter, it will open a cmd on the directory you are in.

    You can also change right click menu and replace it's powershell with CMD, search for it in net you'll find it, in case you didn't, I'll write it here(little complicated and I'm lazy to do it right now :D )
     
  6. yhnmj6666

    yhnmj6666 MDL Novice

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    #6 yhnmj6666, Jun 19, 2018
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    I just add this to registry:
    ============SAVE FOLLOWING TEXT AS CMD.REG AND RUN================
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmdAltr]
    @="Command Prompt"
    "Extended"=""
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmdAltr\command]
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
    
     
  7. Polo6RGTI

    Polo6RGTI MDL Junior Member

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    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;Add Open Command Prompt as Administrator and Open Powershell as Administrator to Right Click Menu.
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\Shell\CMDPowershell]
    "MUIVerb"="Command Prompt / Powershell"
    "SubCommands"="runas;Windows.MultiVerb.PowershellAsAdmin"
    "icon"="C:\\Windows\\system32\\cmd.exe"
    "Position"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\runas]
    @="Open Command Window as administrator"
    "icon"="C:\\Windows\\system32\\cmd.exe"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""