How to Open Google Chrome Using Command Prompt on Windows 10

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You can do almost anything from the command prompt on Windows 10, even open the Google Chrome web browser. You can also open Chrome in incognito mode or go directly to a website. Here’s how it’s done.

Open Chrome using the command prompt

First, open command prompt by typing “command” in the Windows 10 search bar, then selecting “Command Prompt” from the search results.

open command prompt

At the command prompt, run the following command:

start chrome

start chrome command

Chrome will now open. You can also do the same from the “Run” window.

Open Run by typing “Run” in the Windows 10 search bar and selecting the “Run” application.

open the app

Here, type Chrome, then select the “OK” button.

Chrome open from the run

The web browser will now open.

Open Chrome as an administrator

You can also open Chrome as an administrator. You will need to use the runas command to reach the above. Run the following command at the command prompt:

runas / user: administrator “C: Program Files (x86) Google Chrome Application Chrome.exe”

You will then be prompted to enter the administrator password for your computer. Enter the password and press the Enter key to continue.

Open Chrome as an administrator

You will now run Chrome as an administrator.

Open Chrome in incognito mode

To open Chrome in incognito mode From the command prompt, run the following command:

Start Chrome / Incognito

start Chrome in incognito mode from the command prompt

To do this from the Run program, enter this command instead:

chrome / incognito

run chrome in incognito mode from Run

Chrome will now open in incognito mode.

Go directly to a specific website

If you want to register a step and open a specific website in Chrome from the command prompt, you can do so by running this command:

start chrome www..com

So if you wanted to go directly to How-To Geek, you have to run this command:

start chrome www.howtogeek.com

Start a website in Chrome from the command prompt

You can also access a specific website in incognito mode by adding the / incognito command. For example:

start chrome / incognito www.howtogeek.com

access a website in incognito mode

You can achieve the same goal using Run using this command:

chrome www.howtogeek.com

go to a race website

Or, to open the site in private browsing mode, use:

chrome / incognito www.howtogeek.com

Chrome incognito run website

That’s all we can say about it!

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