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Windows operating systems are particularly common on personal computers and servers.

How to Command Prompt Open here

Open Command Prompt from selected folder

After opening the command prompt, you usually have to type the path to the folder with “cd” followed by the directory path. However, there is the possibility to open the command prompt in a certain folder, to do this you go to the desired directory in Windows Explorer, and then type “cmd” in the address bar and press the Enter key.

The Command Prompt opens in the selected directory path.

If the command prompt is used more often, the PowerShell enabled as the default can be replaced. To do this, go to the settings, under Personalization – Taskbar, Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the start button or press Windows key+X, here switch to Off.

This means that with Windows+X instead of the default of PowerShell, the command prompt now appears.

Open Command Prompt from selected folder on Windows 11

On Windows 11 it is more easy, in windows explorer press Shift+F10 the context menu opens with the command prompt, which opens in the selected directory.

For Linux users there is tar under Windows 10

How to use C:\> tar -xf on Windows

TAR is still the most popular tool for archiving data on Linux. The TAR (Tape ARchiver), which is still very popular and widespread today, as a very common command for Linux users to back up data and directories, it compresses on request also with the help of gzip or bzip2. The name was originally formed from tape archiver, as used to back up data to tape drives.

Linux users will be happy about the possibility to use tar now also under Windows, because Microsoft donates TAR for Windows 10, OnBoard from build 17063.

Interesting and unexpected is also that tar of Windows 10 also extracts ZIP files. Which formats for compression will continue to be supported is not yet known at this time. There are also a large number of tools that also support tar, which also have a graphical interface, such as the free 7-Zip.

The tar help is displayed with call the option help.

C:\> tar -help
  List:    tar -tf <archive-filename>
  Extract: tar -xf <archive-filename>
  Create:  tar -cf <archive-filename> [filenames...]
  Help:    tar --help