How to Open Command Prompt (CMD) as Administrator in Windows 11?

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Command Prompt has been a helpful tool for Windows users for a long time. It allows users to perform several tasks even on a Windows 11 PC. Generally, this tool is used by professional computer users (IT experts) to execute several administrative tasks. Using this tool, you can perform administrative functions from the standard user account also. That’s why IT experts prefer to use it. No need to login into an administrative account to perform administrative tasks. Those Windows users who love to use CMD will learn several simple methods to open the Command Prompt as an administrator in Windows 11.

How to Launch Command Prompt as an administrator in Windows 11 using Shortcut keys?

Step 1. First, open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. Then, in the Run box, type cmd and hit Ctrl + Shift +Enter from the keyboard to run the command prompt with elevated rights.

Pick the Yes button if the User Account Control dialog appears.

How to Open Command Prompt as an administrator in Windows 11 using Windows Search?

Step 1. First, open the Windows Search. To do that, click on the Search button on the taskbar or press Windows + S keyboard shortcut.

Note: Alternatively, click on the Start button on the taskbar and then type CMD.

Step 2. In the Search box, type CMD.

Step 3. When search results appear, right-click on the Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator option.

If the User Account Control dialog appears, then click on the Yes button.

Once you perform the above steps, you will get access to the administrative Command Prompt.

How to Launch Command Prompt as an Administrator in Windows 11 via Desktop Shortcut?

Those Windows users who frequently open Command Prompt as an administrator can create a shortcut icon on the desktop for easy access. To do that, use the following recommended steps:-

Step 1. First, right-click on the blank space on the desktop and pick the New and then Shortcut in the context menu.

Step 2. After that, type cmd.exe in text field and then click on the Next button.

Step 3. If you wish, change the shortcut’s name in the following window or leave it as default and then click on the Finish button.

Step 4. A shortcut icon of Command Prompt will be created on the desktop when you perform the above steps.

But, the problem is that, by double-clicking on its desktop icon, it will open Command Prompt without administrative privilege, and your purpose is not solved. So that, right-click on its desktop icon and select the Properties option.

Step 5. In the Properties dialog, click to the Shortcut tab and then select Advanced button.

Step 6. In the next pop-up window, check the checkbox Run as administrator and then hit the OK button.

Step 7. Finally, select Apply and then OK button.

Now, whenever you double-click on its shortcut icon, Command Prompt will open with administrative privileges. If you need it, you can pin it to the Start menu or taskbar to access it quickly. To do that, right-click on the shortcut icon and select the Pin to Start option.

To pin this shortcut to the taskbar, right-click on the shortcut icon on the desktop and choose Show more options.

Then, select the Pin to taskbar option from the pop-up menu that appears.

That’s it. Now, you have pinned the administrative command prompt to the Start menu and Taskbar. That means whenever you need to access the elevated command prompt, you can open the same from the Start menu or Taskbar.

Next, if you prefer to access the administrator command prompt with the keyboard shortcut, right-click on its shortcut icon on the desktop and select the Properties option.

After that, select the Shortcut tab and click on the Shortcut key box.

Next, from the keyboard, press any key to create a keyboard shortcut. For instance, press the “I” key to open the administrative command prompt with “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “I.” “Ctrl” + “Alt” is added automatically to your shortcut.

Finally, click on the Apply and then OK button.

That’s it. To access the command prompt with elevated rights, press the Ctrl + Alt + I keyboard shortcut.

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