Opening the PowerShell ISE from Explorer

This is a cool productivity trip, and one that I ran into by accident. I had heard that I could launch a command prompt by typing cmd in the address. That works, and it’s cool. It even works with ConEmu, which is my default command window.

However, while I was looking for other hints, I found that Powershell_ISE also works. That will launch the Powershell_ISE editor with the current folder as the default one in the lower pane. The “open” dialog, is still a the previous location, but I’m not sure how easy that is to change.

In any case, here’s how this works. Browse to a folder in Exporer, such as a GitHub repo I have:

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Type “powershell_ise”

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Hit Enter, and the ISE appears. Note the path in the lower pane.

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That’s it.

Quick, easy, and if you want to get to the ISE quickly to do something, or write some code, this is one way to do from a folder.

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2 Responses to Opening the PowerShell ISE from Explorer

  1. Victor P. says:

    On Windows 7 it opens in System32. Works well in Windows 10.

  2. Andrew J. Kelly says:

    I wonder if there is a way to open it that way with “Run as Administrator”?

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