Since NodeJS works off the Windows’ shell (command prompt) I find myself needing to open the terminal (cmd.exe) more often now. Here are several ways I open the Command Prompt in a specific location within Windows Explorer on Windows 10.

method 1: simply navigate to the desired folder within Windows Explorer and type cmd in the location bar then press enter.

method 2: Navigate to the desired location within Windows Explorer then press (ALT F, M) on your keyboard. This will give you an option to open either an Elevated Command window (ALT F, M, A) or a normal Command window (ALT F, M P).

method 3: hold shift on your keyboard then right click within the desired folder location within Windows Explorer. AN “Open Command window here” context menu will appear.