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A to Z Useful Computer Run Commands

Microsoft Windows operating system, the Run Command is used to directly open an application or document whose path is known. It functions more or less like a single-line command line interface.

In the GNOME interface, the Run command is used to run applications via terminal commands. It can be accessed by pressing Alt+F2. KDE has similar functionality called KRunner. It is accessible via the same key binds.

In the BASIC programming language, RUN is used to start program execution from direct mode, or to start a overlay program from a loader program.


Accessing the Run command

Starting with Windows 95, the Run command is accessible through the Start menu and also through the shortcut key ⊞ Win+R. Although the Run command is still present in Windows Vista and later, it no longer appears directly on the Start menu by default, in favor of the new search box and a shortcut to the Run command in the Accessories sub-menu.

The Run command is launched in GNOME and KDE desktop environment by holding Alt+F2.


Uses include bringing up webpages; for example, if a user were to bring up the Run command and type in aswww.technicalsky.com/, the user’s default Web Browser would open that page. This allows user to not only launch http protocol, but also all registered URI schemes in OS and applications associated with them, like mailto and file.

In GNOME and KDE, the Run command acts as a location where applications and commands can be executed.

A to Z Useful Computer Run Commands

Sr.No. Command Line Description 
1 access.cplv Accessibility Controls
2 accwiz Accessibility Wizard
3 hdwwiz.cpl Add Hardware Wizard
4 appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs
5 control admintools Adminstrative Tools
6 acrodist Adobe Acrobat (if installed)
7 acrodist Adobe Designer (if installed)
8 acrodist Adobe Distiller (if installed)
9 Imageready Adobe ImageReady (if installed)
10 photoshop Adobe Photoshop (if installed)
11 wuaucpl.cpl Automatic Updates
12 fsquirt Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
13 calc Calculator
14 certmgr.msc Certificate Manager
15 charmap Character Map
16 chkdsk Check Disk Utility
17 clipbrd Clipboard Viewer
18 cmd Command Prompt
19 dcomcnfg Component Services
20 compmgmt.msc Computer Management
21 control Control Panel
22 timedate.cpl Date and Time Properties
23 ddeshare DDE Shares
24 devmgmt.msc Device Manage
25 directx.cpl Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)
26 dxdiag Direct X Troubleshooter
27 cleanmgr Disk Cleanup Utility
28 dfrg.msc Disk Defragment
29 diskmgmt.msc Disk Management
30 diskpart Disk Partition Manager
31 control desktop Display Properties
32 desk.cpl Display Properties
33 control color Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
34 drwtsn32 Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility
35 verifier Driver Verifier Utility
36 eventvwr.msc Event Viewer
37 migwiz Files and Settings Transfer Tool
38 sigverif File Signature Verification Tool
39 findfast.cpl Findfast
40 firefox Firefox (if Installed)
41 control folders Folder Properties
42 control fonts Fonts
43 fonts Fonts Folder
44 freecellG Free Cell Card Game
45 joy.cpl Game Controllers
46 gpedit.msc Group Policy Editor(XP Prof)
47 mshearts Hearts Card Game
48 helpctr Help and Support
49 hypertrm HyperTerminal
50 iexpress Iexpress Wizard
51 ciadv.msc Indexing Service
52 icwconn1 Internet Connection Wizard
53 iexplore Internet Explorer
54 inetcpl.cpl Internet Properties
55 inetwiz inetwiz
56 inetwiz IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
57 ipconfig /displaydns IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
58 ipconfig /flushdns IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
59 ipconfig /release IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
60 ipconfig /renew IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
61 ipconfig /registerdns IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
62 ipconfig/showclassid IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
63 ipconfig /setclassid IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
64 jpicpl32.cpl Java Control Panel (If Installed)
65 javaws Java Control Panel (If Installed)
66 control keyboard Keyboard Properties
67 secpol.msc Local Security Settings
68 lusrmgr.msc Local Users and Groups
69 logoff Logs You Out Of Windows
70 mrt Malicious Software Removal Tool
71 access.cpl Microsoft Access (if installed)
72 winchat Microsoft Chat
73 excel Microsoft Excel (if installed)
74 frontpg Microsoft Frontpage (if installed)
75 moviemk Microsoft Movie Maker
76 mspaint Microsoft Paint
77 powerpnt Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed)
78 outlook.exe Microsoft Outlook (if Installed)
79 winword Microsoft Word (if installed)
80 mobsync Microsoft Syncronization Tool
81 winmine Minesweeper Game
82 main.cpl Mouse Properties
83 main.cpl Mouse Properties
84 nero Nero (if installed)
85 conf Netmeeting
86 control netconnections Network Connection
87 ncpa.cpl Network Connection
88 netsetup.cpl Network Setup Wizard
89 notepad Open Notepad
90 nvtuicpl.cpl Nview Desktop Manager(if Installed)
91 packager Object Packager
92 odbccp32.cpl ODBC Data Source Administrator
93 osk On Screen Keyboard
94 ac3filter.cpl Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)
95 msimn Outlook Express
96 pbrush Paint
97 password.cpl Password Properties
98 perfmon.msc Performance Monitor
99 perfmon Performance Monitor
100 telephon.cpl Phone and Modem Options
101 dialer Phone Dialer
102 pinball Pinball Game
103 powercfg.cpl Power Configuration
104 control printers Printers and Faxes
105 printers Printers Folder
106 ping Ping the IP address
107 eudcedi Private Character Editor
108 QuickTime.cpl Quicktime (If Installed)
109 quicktimeplayer Quicktime Player (if installed)
110 realplay Real Player (if installed)
111 intl.cpl Regional Settings
112 regedit Registry Editor
113 regedit32 Registry Editor
114 rasphone Remote Access Phonebook
115 mstsc Remote Desktop
116 ntmsmgr.msc Removable Storage
117 ntmsoprq.msc Removable Storage Operator Requests
118 rsop.msc Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)
119 sticpl.cpl Scanners and Cameras
120 control schedtasks Scheduled Tasks
121 wscui.cpl Security Center
122 services.msc Services
123 fsmgmt.msc Shared Folders
124 shutdown Shuts Down Windows
125 mmsys.cpl Sounds and Audio
126 spider System Configuration Editor
127 cliconfg SQL Client Configuration
128 sysedit System Configuration Editor
129 msconfig System Configuration Utility
130 sfc /scannow System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)
131 sfc /scanonce System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)
132 sfc /scanboot System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)
133 sfc /revert System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)
134 sfc /purgecache System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)
135 sfc /cachesize=x System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)
136 msinfo32 System Information
137 sysdm.cpl System Properties
138 taskmgr Task Manager
139 tcptest TCP Tester
140 telnet Telnet Client
141 tweakui Tweak UI (if installed)
142 nusrmgr.cpl User Account Management
143 utilman Utility Manager
144 wab Windows Address Book
145 wabmig Windows Address Book Import Utility
146 ntbackup Windows Backup Utility (if installed)
147 explorer Windows Explorer
148 firewall.cpl Windows Firewall
149 wabmig Windows Address Book Import Utility
150 ntbackup Windows Backup Utility (if installed)
151 magnify Windows Magnifier
152 wmimgmt.msc Windows Management Infrastructure
153 wmplayer Windows Media Player
154 msmsgs Windows Messenger
155 wiaacmgr Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected)
156 syskey Windows System Security Tool
157 wupdmgr Windows Update Launches
158 winver Windows Version (to show which version of windows)



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