Useful run commands for Windows

Here are a few run commands you can use in Windows.

  • Accessibility Controls – access.cpl
  • Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl
  • Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl
  • Administrative Tools – control admintools
  • Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl
  • Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
  • Calculator – calc
  • Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc
  • Character Map – charmap
  • Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
  • Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd
  • Command Prompt – cmd
  • Component Services – dcomcnfg
  • Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
  • 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 Management – diskmgmt.msc
  • Disk Partition Manager – diskpart
  • Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) – control color
  • Display Properties – control desktop
  • Display Properties – desk.cpl
  • Watson System Troubleshooting Utility – drwtsn32
  • Driver Verifier Utility – verifier
  • Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc
  • File Signature Verification Tool – sigverif
  • Findfast – findfast.cpl
  • Folders Properties – control folders
  • Fonts – control fonts
  • Fonts Folder – fonts
  • Free Cell Card Game – freecell
  • Game Controllers – joy.cpl
  • Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) – gpedit.msc
  • Hearts Card Game – mshearts
  • Iexpress Wizard – iexpress
  • Indexing Service – ciadv.msc
  • Internet Properties – inetcpl.cpl
  • IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) – ipconfig /flushdns
  • IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) – ipconfig /all
  • IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) – ipconfig /showclassid
  • IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) – ipconfig /displaydns
  • IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) – ipconfig /setclassid
  • IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re – Registers DNS) – ipconfig /registerdns
  • IP Configuration (Release All Connections) – ipconfig /release
  • IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) – ipconfig /renew
  • Java Control Panel (If Installed) – javaws
  • Java Control Panel (If Installed) – jpicpl32.cpl
  • Keyboard Properties – control keyboard
  • Local Security Settings – secpol.msc
  • Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc
  • Logs You Out Of Windows – logoff
  • Microsoft Chat – winchat
  • Minesweeper Game – winmine
  • Mouse Properties – control mouse
  • Mouse Properties – main.cpl
  • 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.cpl
  • On Screen Keyboard – osk
  • Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) – ac3filter.cpl
  • Password Properties – password.cpl
  • Performance Monitor – perfmon
  • Performance Monitor – perfmon.msc
  • Phone and Modem Options – telephon.cpl
  • Power Configuration – powercfg.cpl
  • Printers and Faxes – control printers
  • Printers Folder – printers
  • Private Character Editor – eudcedit
  • Quicktime (If Installed) – QuickTime.cpl
  • Regional Settings – intl.cpl
  • Registry Editor – regedit
  • Registry Editor – regedit32
  • Remote Desktop – mstsc
  • Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc
  • Removable Storage Operator Requests – ntmsoprq.msc
  • Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) – rsop.msc
  • Scanners and Cameras – sticpl.cpl
  • Scheduled Tasks – control schedtasks
  • Security Center – wscui.cpl
  • Services – services.msc
  • Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc
  • Shuts Down Windows – shutdown
  • Sounds and Audio – mmsys.cpl
  • Spider Solitare Card Game – spider
  • SQL Client Configuration – cliconfg
  • System Configuration Editor – sysedit
  • System Configuration Utility – msconfig
  • System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) – sfc /purgecache
  • System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) – sfc /revert
  • System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) – sfc /scannow
  • System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) – sfc /scanboot
  • System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) – sfc /scanonce
  • System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) – sfc /cachesize=x
  • System Properties – sysdm.cpl
  • Task Manager – taskmgr
  • Telnet Client – telnet
  • User Account Management – nusrmgr.cpl
  • Utility Manager – utilman
  • Windows Firewall – firewall.cpl
  • Windows Magnifier – magnify
  • Windows Management Infrastructure – wmimgmt.msc
  • Windows System Security Tool – syskey
  • Windows Update Launches – wupdmgr
  • Windows XP Tour Wizard – tourstart
  • Wordpad – write

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