Add “Open command window here” to Context Menu in Windows 10

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In the recent versions of Windows 10 (Creators Update and higher), the “Open Command Prompt here” context menu entry has been removed and is replaced by “Open PowerShell window here”.

Microsoft, in an effort to bring the best command line experiences to the forefront for all power users, has made PowerShell the de facto command shell.

This article tells you how to add “Open command window here” to right-click menu in Windows 10. Optionally, you can also remove the Open PowerShell window here from the context menu.

You may also be knowing that since the preview build 14971, “Command Prompt” and “Command Prompt (Admin)” entries in the Win+X menu (the menu which appears when you right-click Start) were replaced with PowerShell links.Read more

How to Copy Command Prompt Output Text to Clipboard or File

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Windows Command-line tools are great for troubleshooting, as well as automation. But, if you’re stumped when a tech support guy on the phone asks you to run a built-in console command and copy the output displayed for diagnosing a problem, these Command Prompt basics will come in handy.

This post explains how to copy or redirect Command Prompt output to a file or the clipboard.Read more

How to Print Directory Contents Using Different Methods

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You can copy folder contents by selecting all items in a folder, pressing Shift key and clicking the Copy as Path command in the right-click menu. Then open Notepad or any other text editor and paste the contents from the clipboard.

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But if you need to print the directory list for the current folder and subfolders recursively, you need a different approach. This article discusses different ways to list folder contents including the Windows command-line method, or using Google Chrome, or Firefox web browser.Read more

How to Backup and Restore Device Drivers in Windows 11/10

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This article tells you how to export/backup and import/restore the device drivers in Windows 10 or 11. The task can be accomplished using the DISM command-line tool or PowerShell.

If you have OEM branded computer, you’re usually provided with a restore media or a recovery partition on the hard drive. And restoring the computer using the OEM’s recovery options would put back all the pre-installed software and drivers.Read more

How to Reinstall Microsoft Print to PDF After Deleting it Accidentally

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Windows 10 and 11, as you know, includes the Microsoft Print to PDF virtual printer built-in that can print (convert) documents to PDF format from any application.

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Microsoft Print to PDF is a handy tool in Windows 10/11. In the previous Windows Operating Systems, users needed to use a third-party tool or virtual printer driver to convert documents or web pages to PDF. Most users, including me, have been relying upon the Cute PDF Writer driver or similar drivers supplied with PDF reader applications — e.g., Adobe Acrobat or Fox It Reader. And don’t forget Microsoft’s own Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS.

Interestingly, many Windows 10/11 users accidentally delete Microsoft Print to PDF and wonder how to restore it. This post explains how to restore/reinstall the Microsoft Print to PDF printer if you’ve accidentally deleted it.Read more