Windows Start | Run commands

Description Run Command
Accessibility Options control access.cpl
Accessibility Options utilman
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs
(Add New Programs)
(Add Remove Windows Components)
(Set Program Access & Defaults )
control appwiz.cpl,,1
control appwiz.cpl,,2
control appwiz.cpl,,3
Administrative Tools control admintools
Advanced User Accounts Control Panel netplwiz
Authorization Manager azman.msc
Automatic Update control wuaucpl.cpl
Backup Status and Utility sdclt
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Calculator calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Character Map charmap
Check Disk Utility chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer - removed in Vista  
Color Management colorcpl.exe
Command Prompt cmd
Component Services dcomcnfg
Computer Management CompMgmtLauncher
Control Panel control
Credential (passwords) Backup and Restore Wizard credwiz
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (if installed) directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
Disk Defragmenter dfrgui
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Display Properties (Themes, Desktop, Screensaver) control desktop
Display Properties (Resolution, Orientation) desk.cpl
Display Properties (Color & Appearance) control color
Driver Verifier Utility verifier
DVD Player dvdplay
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
Files and Settings Transfer Tool windows\system32\migwiz\migwiz.exe
Firewall Control Panel firewall.cpl
Folders Properties control folders
Fonts control fonts
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Local Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
IP Configuration ipconfig
iSCSI Initiator iscsicpl
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
Language Pack Installer lpksetup
Local Security Policy secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Log out logoff
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
Microsoft Paint mspaint
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool msdt
Mouse Properties control mouse
Network Connections control netconnections
Notepad notepad
ODBC Data Source Admin:
32-bit ODBC driver under 64-bit platform:
64 bit ODBC driver under 64-bit platform:

On Screen Keyboard osk
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer dialer
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes control printers
Private Character Editor eudcedit
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Registry Editor regedit
Remote Assistance msra
Remote Desktop mstsc
Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Security Center wscui.cpl
Services services.msc
Shared Creation Wizard shrpubw
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
Shut Down Windows shutdown
Software Licensing/Activation slui
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
Sound Recorder soundrecorder
Sound Volume sndvol
Syncronization Tool mobsync
System Configuration Utility msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan/Purge) sfc
System Information msinfo32

System Properties

System Properties (Select a specific tab)


SystemPropertiesAdvanced, SystemPropertiesComputerName,
SystemPropertiesProtection, SystemPropertiesRemote

Task Manager taskmgr
Telnet Client telnet
Trusted Platform Module Initialization Wizard tpmInit

User Accounts (Autologon)
control userpasswords2
Windows Features optionalfeatures
Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Windows Image Acquisition (scanner) wiaacmgr
Windows Magnifier magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PCs only) mblctr
Windows Security Action Center wscui.cpl
Windows System Security Tool. Encrypt the SAM database.
(boot password.)
Windows Update wuapp
Windows Update Standalone Installer wusa
Windows Version (About Windows) winver
WordPad write

Unless indicated otherwise, all the commands above work in all versions of Windows from Vista upwards.

“The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse.' There is no evidence that people want to use these things” ~ John Dvorak


Shell: folder - Shortcuts to key folders.
ProfileFolders - Location of User profile folders (XP vs Windows 7).

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