Windows » Common

‘Run’ Window Commands

1. General Commands

Calculator calc
Command Prompt cmd
Control Panel control
Firefox firefox
Internet Explorer iexplore
Log Off logoff
Microsoft Excel excel
Microsoft Word winword
Notepad notepad
Program Files %programfiles%
Registry regedit
Restart shutdown -r
Shutdown shutdown
Task Manager taskmgr

2. System Tools

Check Disk Utility chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
Component Services dcomcnfg
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
DirectX Diagnostic Tool dxdiag
Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc
Local Security Settings secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Performance Monitor perfmon
Services services.msc
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
System Configuration Editor sysedit
System Configuration Utility msconfig
System Properties sysdm.cpl
Windows Transfer Wizard migwiz

3. Control Panel

Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control admintools
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Date and Time timedate.cpl
Display Properties control desktop, desk.cpl
Folders Properties control folders
Fonts Folder fonts
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
Mouse Properties control mouse, mouse.cpl
Network Connections control netconnections, ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
On-Screen Keyboard osk
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes control printers
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Security Center wscui.cpl
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
System control system
User Accounts control userpasswords
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl

4. System Folders

Application Data Folder %appdata%
Home Directory %homepath%
Home Directory Drive %homedrive%
My Documents [XP] userinit, my documents
Temporary Folder %temp%
Windows Root Directory %windir%
Windows Root Drive %systemdrive%

5. Advanced Commands

System Properties Tabs

Computer Name control sysdm.cpl,,1
Hardware control sysdm.cpl,,2
Advanced control sysdm.cpl,,3
System Restore control sysdm.cpl,,4

Display Properties Tabs

Windows XP
Themes desk.cpl
Desktop control desk.cpl,,0
Screen Saver control desk.cpl,,1
Appearance control desk.cpl,,2
Settings control desk.cpl,,3
Windows 7
Screen Resolution desk.cpl
Desktop Icon Settings control desk.cpl,,0
Screen Saver control desk.cpl,,1
Personalization control desk.cpl,,2
Window Color and Appearance control desk.cpl,,5

Other Commands

Resultant set of group policies rsop.msc
User Accounts Advanced control userpasswords2

6. Windows 7 only

6.1. System

Environment Variables Window rundll32 sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables
Folder Options rundll32 shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 0
Folder Options, View tab rundll32 shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7
Folder Options, Search tab rundll32 shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 2
Notification Area Icon, System Icons rundll32 shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 4
Notification Area Icons rundll32 shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 5
System Properties, Advanced SystemPropertiesAdvanced
System Properties, Computer Name SystemPropertiesComputerName
System Advanced, Performance Options SystemPropertiesPerformance
System Properties, Protection SystemPropertiesProtection
Taskbar and Start Menu Properties control /name Microsoft.TaskbarandStartMenu
Taskbar and Start Menu Properties rundll32 shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1
Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, Start Menu tab rundll32 shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 3
Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, Toolbars tab rundll32 shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 6
Turn Windows features on or off optionalfeatures
User Accounts Advanced netplwiz
User Account Control Settings UserAccountControlSettings
User Profiles rundll32 sysdm.cpl,EditUserProfiles

6.2. Folders

Documents Folder documents
Downloads Folder downloads
Favorites Folder favorites
Pictures Folder pictures
Recent Folder recent
User libraries (Documents, Pictures etc) userinit

6.3. Other Commands

Display Properties (change text size) dpiscaling
Display Switch displayswitch
Sound Volume sndvol.exe
Sticky Notes stikynot


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