How to Open CMD as Administrator in Windows 11

One of the most useful tools in Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or 11 is the Command Prompt. It allows you to quickly access and execute commands that can be used to perform various tasks. However, not all users are aware that they can actually open Command Prompt as administrator. Doing this gives you more power and control over the commands that you can execute.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to open Command Prompt as administrator in Windows 11. So if you’re ready to learn more about this handy tool, read on!

What is Command Prompt?

Command Prompt is a command-line interpreter that allows you to execute commands on your Windows computer. It’s been around for quite some time and is still being used today because of its simplicity and effectiveness.

Some of the things that you can do with Command Prompt include:

  • Accessing system files and folders
  • Running commands to fix or optimize your PC
  • Connecting to other computers on a network
  • Executing scripts and batch files
  • Accessing system information such as installed programs, drives, and hardware information.
  • Running commands to fix or troubleshoot problems with your computer.
  • Accessing administrative functions that can help you manage your computer.

For example:

To access a folder, type “cd” followed by the path to the folder you want to access. For example, if you wanted to access the C:\Windows folder, you would type “cd C:\Windows”.

To check the hardware on your computer, you can use the “systeminfo” command. This command will provide you with a lot of information about your system, including the type of hardware it’s using.

How to Command Prompt as Administrator

To open Command Prompt, all you need to do is search for “cmd” in the Start menu. Once you see the Command Prompt app, simply click on it to launch the program.

If you want to open Command Prompt as administrator, though, you’ll need to take a few extra steps. Here’s how you can do it:

1. First, search for “cmd” in the Start menu.

Command Prompt as Administrator

2. Click on “Run as administrator” on the right side or right-click on the Command Prompt app and select “Run as administrator” from the drop-down menu. That’s it! You should now be able to see the Command Prompt window with a title that says “Administrator: Command Prompt”.

Quick access to the CMD as Administrator From a Desktop Shortcut

1. Right-click on an empty spot on your Desktop and select New > Shortcut.

Command Prompt as Administrator

2. In the location field, type “cmd” (without the quotes) and then click Next.

Command Prompt as Administrator

3. Set a name for the shortcut (like “cmdasadmin”) and then click Finish.

Command Prompt as Administrator

4. Right-click on the new shortcut icon on your Desktop and select Properties.

Command Prompt as Administrator

 

5. In the Shortcut tab, click on the Advanced button. Check the box next to “Run as administrator” and then click OK.

Command Prompt as Administrator

That’s it! You should now have a shortcut on your Desktop that you can use to open the Command Prompt as administrator. Simply double-click on the shortcut icon and you’ll be taken to the program.

How to Create a Shortcut Key

1. Right-click on the shortcut icon that you created for Command Prompt and select Properties again.

2. In the Shortcut tab, click on the Shortcut key field and then type in the key combination that you want to use to open the program.

Command Prompt as Administrator

3. For example, if you wanted to use the shortcut key “Ctrl+Shift+M”, you would press all those keys.

4. Once you’ve set the shortcut key, click OK and then try it out! You should now be able to open Command Prompt as administrator by pressing the shortcut key that you assigned.

How to Pin The Shortcut to Taskbar

Right-click on the shortcut icon that you created on your Desktop and select “Pin to taskbar” from the context menu.

Command Prompt as Administrator

The icon should now be pinned to your taskbar. You can launch the Command Prompt as administrator by simply clicking on the icon whenever you need it.

To unpin the shortcut, right-click on it and select “Unpin from taskbar”.

Conclusion

Command Prompt is a powerful tool that can be used for a variety of tasks on your computer. Today we’ve shown you how to open Command Prompt as administrator, create shortcuts, and pin the shortcut to your taskbar and also provided some examples of things that you can do with Command Prompt. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below! Thanks for reading!

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