How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 11

In this post, you’ll see:

  • How to Launch Windows PowerShell and Create a Shortcut for it
  • How to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell

Here, I’m using Windows 11. Let’s start.

How to Launch Windows PowerShell and Create a Shortcut for it

Method #1

Microsoft Windows 11 allows you to launch PowerShell by using the command powershell. You can use this command with the following programs:

  • Task Manager (click on File > Run new task to use the command)

If you prefer, you can use the start powershell command in the Command Prompt to complete this task.

Method #2

Open the Start menu. Click the All apps button, then Windows Tools. You’ll see “Windows PowerShell.” Double-click it.

Method #3

Enter PowerShell in the Start menu and click Windows PowerShell app in the search results.

Method #4

Go to the C > Windows > System32 > WindowsPowerShell > v1.0 folder. Find and double-click the “powershell” file.

How to Create a Windows PowerShell Shortcut

Learn how to create a Windows PowerShell shortcut on your Windows 11 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on a blank area of your desktop or File Explorer. Hover your mouse over “New” and select “Shortcut” under “Folder.”

In the “Create Shortcut” popup, type powershell, then click the “Next” button. Provide a name for the shortcut if you don’t like the suggested one. Click the “Finish” button.

How to Open Elevated Windows PowerShell in Windows 11

Windows PowerShell with administrator privileges is called elevated Windows PowerShell. Let’s see the unique ways to open it in Windows 11.

Method #1

Open Run Command. Type powershell, then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. In the popup, click “Yes.”

Method #2

Open the Start menu. Click on the All apps button, then Windows Tools. Right-click on Windows PowerShell and select “Run as administrator.” Click “Yes” in the UAC popup.

Method #3

Search for Windows PowerShell in the Start menu. You’ll see it in the search results. Right-click on it and select “Run as administrator.” Click “Yes” in the UAC popup.

Now, you can see “Windows PowerShell.” In the title, you can see “Administrator.” It indicates that you’ve opened PowerShell as an administrator.

Method #4

Open Task Manager. Click File > Run new task. In the “Create new task” box, type powershell. Select “Create this task with administrative privileges” and press the “Enter” key.

Method #5

Open Command Prompt as administrator. Type start powershell and press Enter key.

Method #6

Go to the following location on your PC – C > Windows > System32 > WindowsPowerShell > v1.0 folder.

Locate the “powershell” file and right-click it. Choose “Run as administrator” and click “Yes” in the UAC popup window.

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