Running docker shell on Windows

I’ve just installed Docker toolbox 1.9.1 (only docker itself plus Kitematic as I already have both VirtualBox and Git for Windows installed). Clicking on Docker Quickstart Terminal icon wasn’t working so I had to associate it with C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\bash.exe as suggested. Now it starts fine but I’m unable to run docker command:

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Running docker shell on Windows”

    Check where docker-machine.exe has been installed (or copy the latest released one in your %PATH%) and use that, instead of the quickstart.
    From a regular CMD session:

    # find the name of the machine created.
    docker-machine ls
    docker-machine env --shell cmd <nameOfTheMachine>
    docker machine ssh <nameOfTheMachine>

    The shell you are after is the one provided by the Linux TinyCore boot2docker.iso image managed by VirtualBox.
    Not the git-bash installed on your Windows host.

    Here is an alternative option. Create the following docker.cmd batch:

    cd "%ProgramFiles%\Docker Toolbox"
    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Git\bin\bash.exe" --login -i "%ProgramFiles%\Docker Toolbox\"

    Now you need to start the default VM in your Oracle VirtualBox Manager (created automatically when you installed Docker for Windows):

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    and then the batch:

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