all Run Commands in Windows 7, 10 and 11

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Commands of Run window are very useful for all power users. So I decided to collect all the commands in this post. Let’s see them command by command.

the window of Run in Windows OS

How to open Run window in Windows OS ๐Ÿ”—

You can open the Run window by search in the start menu, or start screen (if you are using Window 8 or 8.1). But you can use the keyboard shortcut in all Windows releases which is clicking on Windows key plus R (WinKey + R) as you see in the following image.

windows key with R on keyboard

Commands of Run window ๐Ÿ”—

CommandMeaning
calcCalculator
netplwizUser Account
diskmgmt.mscTask Manager
notepadNotePad
stikynotSticky Notes
control.exe /name Microsoft.TroubleshootingWindows Troubleshooter
writeWordPad
powershellPowerShell
perfmon.mscPerformance monitor
controlControl Panel
hdwwiz.cplDevice Manager
oskOn Screen Keyboard
hdwwizAdd Hardware (add device to manager)
appwiz.cplAdd or Remove Programs
control admintoolsAdministrative Tools
fsquirtBluetooth Transfer Wizard
certmgr.mscCertificate Manager
charmapCharacter Map
chkdskCheck Desk Utility
cmdCommand Prompt (command line interface for DOS)
dcomcnfgComponent Services
compmgmt.mscComputer Management
timedate.cplDate and Time Properties
devmgmt.mscDevice manager
dxdiagDirect X Troubleshooter
cleanmgrDisk Cleanup Utility
diskmgmt.mscDisk Management
diskpartDisk Partition Manager
control desktopDisplay Properties or Personalization
desk.cplDisplay Properties; Screen Resolution
verifierDriver Verifier Utility
eventvwr.mscEvent Viewer
migwizFiles and Settings Transfer Tool (aka. Windows Easy Transfer)
control foldersFolder Options
control fontsFonts
joy.cplGame Controllers
gpedit.mscLocal Group Policy Editor (aka. Group Policy Editor XP Prof)
iexpressIExpress Wizard
inetcpl.cplInternet Properties
control keyboardKeyboard Properties
secpol.mscLocal Security Policy (aka. Local Security Settings)
lusrmgr.mscLocal Users and Groups
logoffLog Off of Windows
mrtMalicious Software Removal Tool
mobsyncMicrosoft Synchronization Tool (aka. Sync Center)
control mouseMouse Properties
main.cplMouse Properties
control netconnectionsNetwork Connections
ncpa.cplNetwork Connections
pbrushPaint
perfmonPerformance Monitor
powercfg.cplPower Configuration
intl.cplRegional Settings
regeditRegistry Editor
mstscRemote Desktop
rsop.mscResultant Set of Policy
control schedtasksScheduled Tasks from Task Scheduler
wscui.cplSecurity Center
services.mscServices in Windows OS
fsmgmt.mscShared Folders
shutdownshutdown Windows
mmsys.cplSounds and Audio
cliconfgSQL Client Configuration
msconfigSystem Configuration Utility
msinfo32System Information
sysdm.cplSystem Properties
utilmanUtility Manager (aka. Ease Of Access Center)
wabWindows Address Book
wabmigWindows Address Book Import Utility
explorerWindows Explorer
firewall.cplWindows Firewall
magnifyWindows Magnifier
wmimgmt.mscWindows Management Infrastructure (aka. Console Root, or WMI Control)
wmplayerWindows Media Player
syskeyWindows System Security Tool
winverWindows Version
defragDefragmentation
tempopen the folder where temporary files are stored in Windows which is C:\Windows\temp
msiexecWindows Installer
sfcrecover DLL files
recentopen C:\Users\usr_name\Recent which have links to all the recently opened/edited files and folders
ftpFile Transfer Protocol
dvdplayDVD Player
prefetchopen C:\Windows\Prefetch folder
control userpasswordsUser Account Settings

image to show administrative tools ๐Ÿ”—

administrative tools via run command in Windows

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