Windows RUN Commands: Complete List

Here is an ‘almost’ complete list of Run Commands in the Windows Operating System. Many of them save a lot of time. Instead of searching for that program in the huge list of installed ones, all you have to do is to open Run and type the Command. You don’t need to remember everything. Just remember the ones you use regularly. I’ve highlighted the ones I use regularly. Have a look and start choosing and using. To open the Run terminal – Go to Start –> Run… or
press and hold down the Windows key and press R (Win+R). Type any one of the below given codes and then see the magic (not exactly)….
Run
Note: Some of these Run Commands need the programs to be installed. For example – typing ‘winword’ in a computer that doesn’t have Microsoft Office in it, gives an error. 

 

Program

Run Command

Accessibility Controls

access.cpl

Accessibility Wizard

accwiz

Add Hardware Wizard

hdwwiz.cpl

Add/Remove Programs

appwiz.cpl

Administrative Tools

control admintools

Adobe Acrobat ( if installed )

acrobat

Adobe Distiller ( if installed )

acrodist

Adobe ImageReady ( if installed )

imageready

Adobe Photoshop ( if installed )

photoshop

Automatic Updates

wuaucpl.cpl

   

Basic Media Player

mplay32

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard

fsquirt

   

Calculator

calc

Ccleaner ( if installed )

ccleaner

C: Drive

c:

Certificate Manager

cdrtmgr.msc

Character Map

charmap

Check Disk Utility

chkdsk

Clipboard Viewer

clipbrd

Command Prompt

cmd

Command Prompt

command

Component Services

dcomcnfg

Computer Management

compmgmt.msc

Compare Files

comp

Control Panel

control

Create a shared folder Wizard

shrpubw

   

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 Partition Manager

diskmgmt.msc

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

   

Ethereal ( if installed )

ethereal

Event Viewer

eventvwr.msc

   

Files and Settings Transfer Tool

migwiz

File Signature Verification Tool

sigverif

Findfast

findfast.cpl

Firefox

firefox

Folders Properties

control folders

Fonts

fonts

Fonts Folder

fonts

Free Cell Card Game

freecell

   

Game Controllers

joy.cpl

Group Policy Editor ( xp pro )

gpedit.msc

   

Hearts Card Game

mshearts

Help and Support

helpctr

Hyperterminal

hypertrm

Hotline Client

hotlineclient

   

Iexpress Wizard

iexpress

Indexing Service

ciadv.msc

Internet Connection Wizard

icwonn1

Internet Properties

inetcpl.cpl

Internet Setup Wizard

inetwiz

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

   

Malicious Software Removal Tool

mrt

Microsoft Access ( if installed )

access.cpl

Microsoft Chat

winchat

Microsoft Excel ( if installed )

excel

Microsoft Diskpart

diskpart

Microsoft Frontpage ( if installed )

frontpg

Microsoft Movie Maker

moviemk

Microsoft Management Console

mmc

Microsoft Narrator

narrator

Microsoft Paint

mspaint

Microsoft Powerpoint

powerpnt

Microsoft Word ( if installed )

winword

Microsoft Syncronization Tool

mobsync

Minesweeper Game

winmine

Mouse Properties

control mouse

Mouse Properties

main.cpl

MS-Dos Editor

edit

MS-Dos FTP

ftp

   

Nero ( if installed )

nero

Netmeeting

conf

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

ODBC Data Source Administrator

odbccp32.cpl

On Screen Keyboard

osk

Opens AC3 Filter ( if installed )

ac3filter.cpl

Outlook Express

msimn

   

Paint

pbrush

Password Properties

password.cpl

Performance Monitor

perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor

perfmon

Phone and Modem Options

telephon.cpl

Phone Dialer

dialer

Pinball Game

pinball

Power Configuration

powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes

control printers

Printers Folder

printers

Private Characters Editor

eudcedit

   

Quicktime ( if installed )

quicktime.cpl

Quicktime Player ( if installed )

quicktimeplayer

   

Real Player ( if installed )

realplay

Regional Settings

intl.cpl

Registry Editor

regedit

Registry Editor

regedit32

Remote Access Phonebook

rasphone

Remote Desktop

mstsc

Removable Storage

ntmsmgr.msc

Removable Storage Operator Requests

ntmsoprq.msc

Resultant Set of Policy ( xp pro )

rsop.msc

   

Scanners and Cameras

sticpl.cpl

Scheduled Tasks

control schedtasks

Security Center

wscui.cpl

Services

services.msc

Shared Folders

fsmgmt.msc

Sharing Session

rtcshare

Shuts Down Windows

shutdown

Sounds Recorder

sndrec32

Sounds and Audio

mmsys.cpl

Spider Solitare Card Game

spider

SQL Client Configuration

clicongf

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 Settings)

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 Information

msinfo32

System Properties

sysdm.cpl

   

Task Manager

taskmgr

TCP Tester

tcptest

Telnet Client

telnet

Tweak UI ( if installed )

tweakui

   

User Account Management

nusrmgr.cpl

Utility Manager

utilman

   

Volume Serial Number for C:

label

Volume Control

sndvol32

   

Windows Address Book

wab

Windows Address Book Import Utility

wabmig

Windows Backup Utility ( if installed )

ntbackup

Windows Explorer

explorer

Windows Firewall

firewall.cpl

Windows Installer Details

msiexec

Windows Magnifier

magnify

Windows Management Infrastructure

wmimgmt.msc

Windows Media Player

wmplayer

Windows Messenger

msnsgs

Windows Picture Import Wizard (Need camera connected)

wiaacmgr

Windows System Security Tool

syskey

Windows Script host settings

wscript

Widnows Update Launches

wupdmgr

Windows Version ( shows your windows version )

winver

Windows XP Tour Wizard

tourstart

Wordpad

write (or) wordpad

Explorer .

Zoom Utility

igfxzoom

 

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