A to Z Useful Computer Run Commands

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.

In the GNOME interface, the Run command is used to run applications via terminal commands. It can be accessed by pressing Alt+F2. KDE has similar functionality called KRunner. It is accessible via the same key binds.

In the BASIC programming language, RUN is used to start program execution from direct mode, or to start a overlay program from a loader program.


Accessing the Run command

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.

The Run command is launched in GNOME and KDE desktop environment by holding Alt+F2.


Uses include bringing up webpages; for example, if a user were to bring up the Run command and type in aswww.technicalsky.com/, the user’s default Web Browser would open that page. This allows user to not only launch http protocol, but also all registered URI schemes in OS and applications associated with them, like mailto and file.

In GNOME and KDE, the Run command acts as a location where applications and commands can be executed.

A to Z Useful Computer Run Commands

Sr.No.Command LineDescription 
1access.cplvAccessibility Controls
2accwizAccessibility Wizard
3hdwwiz.cplAdd Hardware Wizard
4appwiz.cplAdd/Remove Programs
5control admintoolsAdminstrative Tools
6acrodistAdobe Acrobat (if installed)
7acrodistAdobe Designer (if installed)
8acrodistAdobe Distiller (if installed)
9ImagereadyAdobe ImageReady (if installed)
10photoshopAdobe Photoshop (if installed)
11wuaucpl.cplAutomatic Updates
12fsquirtBluetooth Transfer Wizard
14certmgr.mscCertificate Manager
15charmapCharacter Map
16chkdskCheck Disk Utility
17clipbrdClipboard Viewer
18cmdCommand Prompt
19dcomcnfgComponent Services
20compmgmt.mscComputer Management
21controlControl Panel
22timedate.cplDate and Time Properties
23ddeshareDDE Shares
24devmgmt.mscDevice Manage
25directx.cplDirect X Control Panel (If Installed)
26dxdiagDirect X Troubleshooter
27cleanmgrDisk Cleanup Utility
28dfrg.mscDisk Defragment
29diskmgmt.mscDisk Management
30diskpartDisk Partition Manager
31control desktopDisplay Properties
32desk.cplDisplay Properties
33control colorDisplay Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
34drwtsn32Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility
35verifierDriver Verifier Utility
36eventvwr.mscEvent Viewer
37migwizFiles and Settings Transfer Tool
38sigverifFile Signature Verification Tool
40firefoxFirefox (if Installed)
41control foldersFolder Properties
42control fontsFonts
43fontsFonts Folder
44freecellGFree Cell Card Game
45joy.cplGame Controllers
46gpedit.mscGroup Policy Editor(XP Prof)
47msheartsHearts Card Game
48helpctrHelp and Support
50iexpressIexpress Wizard
51ciadv.mscIndexing Service
52icwconn1Internet Connection Wizard
53iexploreInternet Explorer
54inetcpl.cplInternet Properties
56inetwizIP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
57ipconfig /displaydnsIP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
58ipconfig /flushdnsIP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
59ipconfig /releaseIP Configuration (Release All Connections)
60ipconfig /renewIP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
61ipconfig /registerdnsIP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
62ipconfig/showclassidIP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
63ipconfig /setclassidIP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
64jpicpl32.cplJava Control Panel (If Installed)
65javawsJava Control Panel (If Installed)
66control keyboardKeyboard Properties
67secpol.mscLocal Security Settings
68lusrmgr.mscLocal Users and Groups
69logoffLogs You Out Of Windows
70mrtMalicious Software Removal Tool
71access.cplMicrosoft Access (if installed)
72winchatMicrosoft Chat
73excelMicrosoft Excel (if installed)
74frontpgMicrosoft Frontpage (if installed)
75moviemkMicrosoft Movie Maker
76mspaintMicrosoft Paint
77powerpntMicrosoft Powerpoint (if installed)
78outlook.exeMicrosoft Outlook (if Installed)
79winwordMicrosoft Word (if installed)
80mobsyncMicrosoft Syncronization Tool
81winmineMinesweeper Game
82main.cplMouse Properties
83main.cplMouse Properties
84neroNero (if installed)
86control netconnectionsNetwork Connection
87ncpa.cplNetwork Connection
88netsetup.cplNetwork Setup Wizard
89notepadOpen Notepad
90nvtuicpl.cplNview Desktop Manager(if Installed)
91packagerObject Packager
92odbccp32.cplODBC Data Source Administrator
93oskOn Screen Keyboard
94ac3filter.cplOpens AC3 Filter (If Installed)
95msimnOutlook Express
97password.cplPassword Properties
98perfmon.mscPerformance Monitor
99perfmonPerformance Monitor
100telephon.cplPhone and Modem Options
101dialerPhone Dialer
102pinballPinball Game
103powercfg.cplPower Configuration
104control printersPrinters and Faxes
105printersPrinters Folder
106pingPing the IP address
107eudcediPrivate Character Editor
108QuickTime.cplQuicktime (If Installed)
109quicktimeplayerQuicktime Player (if installed)
110realplayReal Player (if installed)
111intl.cplRegional Settings
112regeditRegistry Editor
113regedit32Registry Editor
114rasphoneRemote Access Phonebook
115mstscRemote Desktop
116ntmsmgr.mscRemovable Storage
117ntmsoprq.mscRemovable Storage Operator Requests
118rsop.mscResultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)
119sticpl.cplScanners and Cameras
120control schedtasksScheduled Tasks
121wscui.cplSecurity Center
123fsmgmt.mscShared Folders
124shutdownShuts Down Windows
125mmsys.cplSounds and Audio
126spiderSystem Configuration Editor
127cliconfgSQL Client Configuration
128syseditSystem Configuration Editor
129msconfigSystem Configuration Utility
130sfc /scannowSystem File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)
131sfc /scanonceSystem File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)
132sfc /scanbootSystem File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)
133sfc /revertSystem File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)
134sfc /purgecacheSystem File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)
135sfc /cachesize=xSystem File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)
136msinfo32System Information
137sysdm.cplSystem Properties
138taskmgrTask Manager
139tcptestTCP Tester
140telnetTelnet Client
141tweakuiTweak UI (if installed)
142nusrmgr.cplUser Account Management
143utilmanUtility Manager
144wabWindows Address Book
145wabmigWindows Address Book Import Utility
146ntbackupWindows Backup Utility (if installed)
147explorerWindows Explorer
148firewall.cplWindows Firewall
149wabmigWindows Address Book Import Utility
150ntbackupWindows Backup Utility (if installed)
151magnifyWindows Magnifier
152wmimgmt.mscWindows Management Infrastructure
153wmplayerWindows Media Player
154msmsgsWindows Messenger
155wiaacmgrWindows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected)
156syskeyWindows System Security Tool
157wupdmgrWindows Update Launches
158winverWindows Version (to show which version of windows)



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