Run a PowerShell Script from Shortcut

PowerShell is an advanced form of command prompt. It is extended with a huge set of ready-to-use cmdlets and comes with the ability to use .NET framework in various scenarios. When you double-click on a *.ps1 script file, it opens in Notepad or other app associated with this file type. Sometimes it can be very useful to create a shortcut to run your PS1 script file directly.

PowerShell Script from Shortcut

Create for example as .PS1 file

To create a shortcut for a .PS1 PowerShell file , follow the next steps:

Copy the full path to your PS1 script file.

Right click the empty space on your Desktop. Select New > Shortcut from the context menu.

In the shortcut target box, type the following:

Give your shortcut some meaningful name. Click Finish.

Double-click on the shortcut you created to run your script.


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