Windows Run Commands Cheat Sheet

When used correctly, Windows 10’s run command can be an extremely powerful feature. It can be used to open files and folders, launch programs, and access internet resources in Windows. The fastest and easiest way to open the Run command in all versions of Windows is to use the Keyboard shortcut Windows + R.

For Windows 10 right-click on the Start menu and select Run.

1) Start Menu

The Run command is launched.

2) Run Command

We will use the calc command to open the calculator as an example.

3) Run Command Calc

The Calculator app is launched.

4) Calculator App

Listed below is a huge list of Run Commands you can use.

RUN COMMANDTASK NAME
colorcpl.exeTo open color management
azman.mscTo open authorization manager
certmgr.mscTo open certificate manager
chkdskTo check disk state and functioning
cmdTo open command prompt
compmgmt.mscTo open computer management
controlTo open control panel
control access.cplTo open ease of access
control colorTo open color and appearance
control foldersTo open folder options
control fontsTo set fonts from control panel
control keyboardTo open keyboard properties
control mouseTo open mouse properties
control netconnectionsTo open network connections
control printersTo open devices and printers
control schedtasksTo open Task scheduler
control userpasswords2To open User accounts
control wuaucpl.cplTo open windows update menu
credwizTo open backup and restore menu
dcomcnfgTo open Component service
desk.cplTo open Desktop resolution
devmgmt.mscTo open Device manager
dfrgui To optimize drives
dialer To open phone dialer
diskmgmt.mscTo open disk manager
diskpartTo open Disk partition utility in cmd
dxdiagTo open Directx diagnostics
eventvwr.mscTo open event viewer
firewall.cplTo open firewall menu
fsmgmt.mscTo open shared folders menu
gpedit.mscTo open local group policy editor
inetcpl.cplTo open internet options
ipconfigTo see ip address in cmd
iscsicplTo open iscsi properties
logoffTo logoff current user
lpksetupTo install or uninstall display drivers
magnifyTo open magnifier
mmsys.cplTo open sound manager
msconfigTo open system configuration
msdtTo open microsoft support diagnostics
msinfo32To open system information
mspaintTo open paint
mstscTo open remote desktop connection
ncpa.cplTo open network connection menu
netplwizTo open user accounts
notepadTo open notepad
oskTo open on screen keyboard
perfmon.mscTo open performance monitor
powercfg.cplTo open power options
regeditTo open registry editor
rsop.mscTo open resultant set of policy
secpol.mscTo open Local security policy
services.mscTo open service manager
shrpubwTo open shared folder wizard
sigverifTo open file signature verification
sluiTo activate windows with a product
key
sndvolTo open volume mixer
sysdm.cplTo open system properties
syskeyTo securing windows account
database
system.iniTo open system app support file in
notepad
taskmgrTo open task manager
telephon.cplTo open Location manager
telnetTo open telnet client
timedate.cplTo open date and time manager
tpmInitTPM security manager
verifierTo open driver verifier manager
wf.mscTo open windows firewall and
advanced security
winverTo see windows version
wmimgmt.mscTo open WMI console
writeTo open default text editor
wusaTo open windows update standalone
manager

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