Visual studio code cmd error: Cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system

Inside of visual studio code, I'm trying to execute a script.bat from the command line, but I'm getting the following error:

File C:\Theses_Repo\train-cnn\environment\Scripts\activate.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system.

After reading this I tried to run the visual studio code in administrator mode, thinking that the problem was a matter of privileges. But the error is throwing anyway.


  • Update August 2021

    It seems that terminal.integrated.shellArgs is deprecated. This answer shows how to do it in new versions.

    Original Answer

    I found out here that you can add to your visual studio code settings the following and the problem will vanish: For visual studio code settings, go to File -> Preferences -> Settings -> Extensions -> Scroll down and find "Edit in settings.json". Do not forget to restart the visual studio code

    "terminal.integrated.shellArgs.windows": ["-ExecutionPolicy", "Bypass"]

    The reason is that, in build command line integrations like visual studio code, you need to set the command line policies by your self. By setting the above configurations, the visual studio code will do that for you.

    (read this to understand better the command line policies)