Windows Start ➞ Run commands

Description Run Command
Accessibility Options utilman
control access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz
Programs and Features
(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 and Restore Utility sdclt
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Calculator calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Character Map charmap
Check Disk Utility chkdsk
Clear Type (tune or turn off) cttune
Color Management colorcpl.exe
Command Prompt cmd
Component Services dcomcnfg
Computer Management CompMgmtLauncher.exe
Control Panel control
Credential (passwords) Backup and Restore Wizard credwiz
Data Execution Prevention SystemPropertiesDataExecutionPrevention
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
Device Manager hdwwiz
Device Pairing Wizard DevicePairingWizard
Digitizer Calibration Tool (Tablets/Touch screens) tabcal
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 Color Calibration dccw
Display DPI / Text size dpiscaling
Display Properties (Themes, Desktop, Screensaver) control desktop
Display Properties (Resolution, Orientation) desk.cpl
Display Properties (Color & Appearance) control color
Documents (open 'My Documents' folder) documents
Downloads (open 'Downloads' folder) downloads
Driver Verifier Utility verifier
DVD Player dvdplay
Edit Environment Variables rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables
Encrypting File System Wizard (EFS) rekeywiz
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool (Device drivers) sigverif
Files and Settings Transfer Tool %systemroot%\system32\migwiz\migwiz.exe
Firewall Control Panel firewall.cpl
Folders Properties control folders
Fonts list
control fonts
Font preview fontview arial.ttf
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Local Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
IP Configuration ipconfig
iSCSI Initiator configuration 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 Management Console mmc
Access (Microsoft Office) msaccess
Excel (Microsoft Office) Excel
Powerpoint (Microsoft Office) powerpnt
Word (Microsoft Office) winword
Microsoft Paint mspaint
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool msdt
Mouse Properties control mouse
Network Connections control netconnections
Connect to Network Projector
Switch projector display

Notepad notepad
ODBC Data Source Admin
Default ODBC driver:
32-bit ODBC driver under 64-bit platform:

ODBC configuration - Install/configure MDAC drivers odbcconf
On Screen Keyboard osk
OOB Getting Started gettingstarted
Password - Create a Windows Password Reset Disk (USB) "C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" keymgr.dll,PRShowSaveWizardExW
Password - Change Password C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f2-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Pen and Touch (Tablet/Pen input configuration) tabletpc.cpl
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc ('perfmon /rel' for the Reliability Monitor)
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer dialer
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl and powercfg.exe
Presentation Settings PresentationSettings
Problem Steps Recorder psr
Program Access and Computer Defaults - browser / email / media computerdefaults
Printers and Faxes control printers
Print Management (.msc) PrintManagement
Printer Migration (backup/restore) printbrmui and printbrm.exe
Printer user interface (List all printui.dll options) printui
Private Character Editor eudcedit
Regional Settings - Language, Date/Time format, keyboard locale. intl.cpl
Registry Editor regedit
Remote Assistance msra
Remote Desktop mstsc
Resource Monitor resmon
Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc
Settings (Windows 10) ms-settings:
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Screenshot Snipping Tool snippingtool
Security Center wscui.cpl
Services services.msc
Shared Folder 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 (Offline files) mobsync
System Configuration Utility msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan/Purge) sfc
System Information msinfo32
System Properties

sysdm.cpl SystemProperties
sysdm.cpl DisplaySYSDMCPL

System Properties - Performance SystemPropertiesPerformance
System Properties - Hardware SystemPropertiesHardware
System Properties - Advanced SystemPropertiesAdvanced
System Repair - Create a System Repair Disc recdisc
System Restore rstrui.exe
Task Manager taskmgr
Task Scheduler taskschd.msc
Telnet Client telnet
Trusted Platform Module Initialization Wizard tpmInit

User Accounts (Autologon)
control userpasswords2
User Account Control (UAC) Settings UserAccountControlSettings
User Profiles - Edit/Change type C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditUserProfiles
Windows Disc Image Burning Tool isoburn C:\movies\madmax.iso
Windows Explorer explorer.exe
explorer.exe .  Will open at the current directory
Windows Features optionalfeatures
Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Windows Image Acquisition (scanner) wiaacmgr
Windows Magnifier magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
Windows Memory Diagnostic Scheduler mdsched
Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PCs only) mblctr
Windows PowerShell powershell
Windows PowerShell ISE powershell_ise
Windows Security Action Center wscui.cpl
Windows Script Host(VBScript) wscript NAME_OF_SCRIPT.VBS
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.
Most of these utilities can be found in %systemroot%\System32\

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

Related commands

How-to: ms-settings - Shortcuts to settings.
How-to: Shell: folder - Shortcuts to key folders.
How-to: Keyboard shortcuts For CMD, PowerShell and Windows.
How-to: MMC Snap-ins - Admin commands.
How-to: ProfileFolders - Location of user profile folders.
How-to: Run a script - How to create and run a batch file.
START - Start a program, command or batch file.
EXPLORER - Open Windows Explorer.

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