List of Windows Run Commands Shortcuts

In this guide learn about List of Windows Run Commands Shortcuts .On the Microsoft Windows operating system, the Run command is used to directly open an application or document whose path is known. It functions more or less like a single-line command line interface. The following Run commands can be run in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 to access various aspects of your computer without going through the Control Panel or menus. If you are in the process of tweaking your system so it becomes more responsive, you may find these commands useful.

List of Windows Run Commands Shortcuts

To access any of these commands, click Start, then Run, and enter the command in the Run field. The field is not case sensitive. Before modifying any values within these utilities, however, be sure to read up on what they do. Windows 7 doesn’t always display Run in the Start menu. You can also go to the Run line by using the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + R.

List of Windows Run Commands Shortcuts

Table of Contents:

  1. Control Panel Program Shortcuts
  2. Commonly used Windows Tools
  3. Microsoft System Configurations
  4. Other Windows Tools
  5. Applications (if installed)
  6. IP Config Commands (leave Dos Windows open)
  7. System File Checker Utility
1. Control Panel Program Shortcuts
control Control Panel
control desktop Display Properties (Personalization)
control color Personalization – Color and Appearance
control folders Folders Properties
control keyboard Keyboard Properties
control mouse Mouse Properties
control netconnections Network Properties
control printers Printers Folders
control userpasswords Manager current User Account
control userpasswords2 Manager all User Accounts
control update Windows Update
control admintools Administrative Tools
control schedtasks Scheduled Tasks
appwiz.cpl Application Wizard (Program and Features)
powercfg.cpl Power Configuration
timedate.cpl Date and Time Properties
desk.cpl Display – Screen Resolution
intl.cpl Regional Settings (International)
mmsys.cpl Sound Properties (Multimedia System Settings)
inetcpl.cpl Internet Properties (Internet Control Panel)
wscui.cpl Security Center (Windows Security Center UI)
sysdm.cpl System Properties
utilman Ease of Access Utility Manager
firewall.cpl Windows Firewall
2. Commonly used Windows Tools
explorer Windows Explorer
c: Explorer C: Drive
regedit Registry Editor
services.msc Windows Services (local)
taskmgr Task Manager
msconfig System Configuration Utility
mstsc Remote Desktop (Microsoft Terminal Services)
logoff Log Off Windows (without confirmation!)
shutdown Shuts Down Windows (don’t try unless you are ready to shutdown)
calc Calculator
cmd Command Prompt
notepad Notepad
calc Calculator
3. Microsoft System Configurations
Microsoft System Configurations
devmgmt.msc Device Management
eventvwr.msc Event Viewer
compmgmt.msc Computer Management including System Tools, Storage, Services and Appliations
diskmgmt.msc Disk Partition Manager
dcomcnfg Component Services (Detailed Component Configuration)
gpedit.msc Group Policy Editor
secpol.msc Local Security Policy Settings
lusrmgr.msc Local User and Groups
perfmon.msc Performance Monitor
fsmgmt.msc Shared Folders (File Sharing Management)
4. Other Windows Tools
shrpubw Create a shared folder Wizard
dxdiag Direct X Troubleshooter
cleanmgr Clean Manager – Disk Cleanup Utility
clipbrd Clipboard Viewer
msiexec Windows Installer Details
magnify Windows Magnifier
osk On Screen Keyboard
msinfo32 System Information
sndvol Volume Control
winver Windows Version ( shows your windows version )
comp Compare Files
ftp MS-Dos FTP
label Volume Serial Number for C:
fsquirt Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
verifier Driver Verifier Utility
migwiz Migration Wizard – Files and Settings Transfer Tool
sigverif File Signature Verification Tool
fonts Fonts
joy.cpl Game Controllers
mrt Malicious Software Removal Tool
eudcedit Private Characters Editor
5. Applications (if installed)
acrobat Adobe Acrobat ( if installed )
photoshop Adobe Photoshop ( if installed )
ccleaner Ccleaner ( if installed )
chrome Chrome ( if installed )
excel Microsoft Excel ( if installed )
access Microsoft Access ( if installed )
powerpnt Microsoft Powerpoint
winword Microsoft Word ( if installed )
wmplayer Windows Media Player
write Wordpad
6. IP Config Commands (leave Dos Windows open)
ipconfig /all IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
ipconfig /displaydns IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /flushdns IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /release IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
ipconfig /renew IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
ipconfig /registerdns IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
ipconfig /showclassid IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /setclassid IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
7. System File Checker Utility
sfc /scannow System File Checker Utility ( Scan Immediately )
sfc /scanonce System File Checker Utility ( Scan Once At Next Boot )
sfc /scanboot System File Checker Utility ( Scan On Every Boot )
sfc /revert System File Checker Utility ( Return to Default Settings)
sfc /purgecache System File Checker Utility ( Purge File Cache )
sfc /cachesize=x System File Checker Utility ( Set Cache Size to Size x )

Conclusion:

Starting with Windows 95, the Run command is accessible through the Start menu and also through the shortcut key ⊞ Win+R. Although the Run command is still present in Windows Vista and later, it no longer appears directly on the Start menu by default, in favor of the new search box and a shortcut to the Run command in the Accessories sub-menu. For further support, leave comments or ask more on Forum.

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