Run Command Shortcuts In Windows

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Using the run command can save time and also be useful if a copy of Windows is damaged or not working correctly. To access the run command hold down your Windows key and push the letter ‘R’ at the same time. You should see a window that looks like this:

run command

You just type the command into the text box then hit the OK button to execute the command, its as simple as that!

You can use the run command to open just about anything in Windows.

Here is a list of the different commands you can use with run:

  • Accessibility Controls: access.cpl 
  • Add Hardware Wizard: hdwwiz.cpl
  • Add/Remove Programs: appwiz.cpl 
  • Administrative Tools: control admintools 
  • Automatic Updates: wuaucpl.cpl
  • Bluetooth Transfer Wizard: fsquirt
  • Calculator: calc
  • Certificate Manager: certmgr.msc
  • Character Map: charmap
  • Check Disk Utility: chkdsk
  • Clipboard Viewer: clipbrd
  • Command Prompt: cmd 
  • Component Services: dcomcnfg
  • Computer Management: compmgmt.msc
  • Date and Time Properties: timedate.cpl 
  • DDE Shares: ddeshare 
  • Device Manager: devmgmt.msc
  • Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*: directx.cpl 
  • Direct X Troubleshooter: dxdiag
  • Disk Cleanup Utility: cleanmgr
  • Disk Defragment: dfrg.msc
  • Disk Management: diskmgmt.msc
  • Disk Partition Manager: diskpart
  • Display Properties: control desktop
  • Display Properties: desk.cpl 
  • Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected): control color
  • Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility: drwtsn32
  • Driver Verifier Utility: verifier
  • Event Viewer: eventvwr.msc
  • File Signature Verification Tool: sigverif 
  • Findfast: findfast.cpl
  • Folders Properties: control folders
  • Fonts: control fonts
  • Fonts Folder: fonts
  • Free Cell Card Game: freecell
  • Game Controllers: joy.cpl
  • Group Policy Editor (XP Prof): gpedit.msc 
  • Hearts Card Game: mshearts
  • Iexpress Wizard: iexpress
  • Indexing Service: ciadv.msc
  • Internet Properties: inetcpl.cpl 
  • IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration): ipconfig /all
  • IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents): ipconfig /displaydns
  • IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents): ipconfig /flushdns
  • IP Configuration (Release All Connections): ipconfig /release
  • IP Configuration (Renew All Connections): ipconfig /renew
  • IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS): ipconfig /registerdns
  • IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID): ipconfig /showclassid 
  • IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID): ipconfig /setclassid
  • Java Control Panel (If Installed): jpicpl32.cpl
  • Java Control Panel (If Installed): javaws
  • Keyboard Properties: control keyboard
  • Local Security Settings: secpol.msc
  • Local Users and Groups: lusrmgr.msc
  • Logs You Out Of Windows: logoff
  • Microsoft Chat: winchat
  • Minesweeper Game: winmine
  • Mouse Properties: control mouse
  • Mouse Properties: main.cpl
  • Network Connections: control netconnections
  • Network Connections: ncpa.cpl
  • Network Setup Wizard: netsetup.cpl 
  • Notepad: notepad
  • Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed): nvtuicpl.cpl 
  • Object Packager: packager
  • ODBC Data Source Administrator: odbccp32.cpl 
  • On Screen Keyboard: osk
  • Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed): ac3filter.cpl
  • Password Properties: password.cpl
  • Performance Monitor: perfmon.msc
  • Performance Monitor: perfmon
  • Phone and Modem Options: telephon.cpl
  • Power Configuration: powercfg.cpl
  • Printers and Faxes: control printers
  • Printers Folder: printers
  • Private Character Editor: eudcedit 
  • Quicktime (If Installed): QuickTime.cpl
  • Regional Settings: intl.cpl 
  • Registry Editor: regedit 
  • Registry Editor: regedit32
  • Remote Desktop: mstsc
  • Removable Storage: ntmsmgr.msc 
  • Removable Storage Operator Requests: ntmsoprq.msc
  • Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof): rsop.msc
  • Scanners and Cameras: sticpl.cpl
  • Scheduled Tasks: control schedtasks 
  • Security Center: wscui.cpl 
  • Services: services.msc 
  • Shared Folders: fsmgmt.msc
  • Shuts Down Windows: shutdown 
  • Sounds and Audio: mmsys.cpl 
  • Spider Solitare Card Game: spider 
  • SQL Client Configuration: cliconfg 
  • System Configuration Editor: sysedit 
  • System Configuration Utility: msconfig 
  • System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately): sfc /scannow 
  • System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot): sfc /scanonce 
  • System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot): sfc /scanboot
  • System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting): sfc /revert 
  • System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache): sfc /purgecache
  • System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x): sfc /cachesize=x
  • System Properties: sysdm.cpl 
  • Task Manager: taskmgr 
  • Telnet Client: telnet 
  • User Account Management: nusrmgr.cpl
  • Utility Manager: utilman 
  • Windows Firewall: firewall.cpl
  • Windows Magnifier: magnify 
  • Windows Management Infrastructure: wmimgmt.msc 
  • Windows System Security Tool: syskey 
  • Windows Update Launches: wupdmgr 
  • Windows XP Tour Wizard: tourstart 
  • Wordpad: write
Windows Run Commands
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Windows Run Commands
Using the run command can save time and also be useful if a copy of Windows is damaged or not working correctly.
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