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The Run Dialog and its Most Useful Commands


What is The Run Dialog and its Commands, and how to Launch and work The Run Dialog In Windows 7, 8 and 10



Useful Run Commands for Open Dialog in Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10

SL To Access Run Command
1 Opens AC3 Filter (if installed) ac3filter.cpl
2 Accessibility Controls access.cpl
3 Accessibility Wizard accwiz
4 Adobe Acrobat (if installed) acrobat
5 Adobe Distiller (if installed) acrodist
6 Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
7 Calculator calc
8 Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
9 Character Map charmap
10 Check Disk Utility chkdsk
11 Indexing Service ciadv.msc
12 Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
13 SQL Client Configuration cliconfg
14 Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
15 Command Prompt cmd
16 Computer Management compmgmt.msc
17 Netmeeting conf
18 Control Panel control
19 Administrative Tools control admintools
20 Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) control color
21 Display Properties control desktop
22 Fonts control fonts
23 Keyboard Properties control keyboard
24 Mouse Properties control mouse
25 Network Connections control netconnections
26 Printers and Faxes control printers
27 Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
28 Component Services dcomcnfg
29 DDE Shares ddeshare
30 Display Properties desk.cpl
31 Device Manager devmgmt.msc
32 Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
33 Phone Dialer dialer
34 Direct X Control Panel (if installed)* directx.cpl
35 Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
36 Disk Partition Manager diskpart
37 Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32
38 Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
39 Private Character Editor eudcedit
40 Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
41 Microsoft Excel (if installed) excel
42 Windows Explorer explorer
43 Findfast findfast.cpl
44 Firefox (if installed) firefox
45 Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
46 Folders Properties folders
47 Fonts Folder fonts
48 Adobe Designer (if installed) formdesigner
49 Free Cell Card Game freecell
50 Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) frontpg
51 Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
52 Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
53 Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) gpedit.msc
54 Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
55 Help and Support helpctr
56 HyperTerminal hypertrm
57 Internet Connection Wizard icwconn1
58 Internet Explorer iexplore
59 Iexpress Wizard iexpress
60 Adobe ImageReady (if installed) imageready
61 Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
62 Internet Setup Wizard inetwiz
63 Regional Settings intl.cpl
64 IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) ipconfig /all
65 IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns
66 IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdns
67 IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) ipconfig /registerdns
68 IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /release
69 IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renew
70 IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassid
71 IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassid
72 Java Control Panel (if installed) javaws
73 Game Controllers joy.cpl
74 Java Control Panel (if installed) jpicpl32.cpl
75 Logs You Out Of Windows logoff
76 Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
77 Windows Magnifier magnify
78 Mouse Properties main.cpl
79 Files and Settings Transfer Tool migwiz
80 Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
81 Microsoft Syncronization Tool mobsync
82 Microsoft Movie Maker moviemk
83 Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
84 Microsoft Access (if installed) msaccess
85 System Configuration Utility msconfig
86 Hearts Card Game mshearts
87 Outlook Express msimn
88 System Information msinfo32
89 Windows Messenger msmsgs
90 Microsoft Paint mspaint
91 Remote Desktop mstsc
92 Network Connections ncpa.cpl
93 Nero (if installed) nero
94 Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
95 Notepad notepad
96 Windows Backup Utility (if installed) ntbackup
97 Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
98 Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
99 User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl
100 Nview Desktop Manager (if installed) nvtuicpl.cpl
101 ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
102 On Screen Keyboard osk
103 Object Packager packager
104 Password Properties password.cpl
105 Paint pbrush
106 Performance Monitor perfmon
107 Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
108 Adobe Photoshop (if installed) photoshop
109 Pinball Game pinball
110 Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
111 Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) powerpnt
112 Printers Folder printers
113 Quicktime (If Installed) QuickTime.cpl
114 Quicktime Player (if installed) quicktimeplayer
115 Remote Access Phonebook rasphone
116 Real Player (if installed) realplay
117 Registry Editor regedit
118 Registry Editor regedit32
119 Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) rsop.msc
120 Local Security Settings secpol.msc
121 Services services.msc
122 System File Checker Utility (Sets Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x
123 System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
124 System File Checker Utility (Return Scan Setting To Default) sfc /revert
125 System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
126 System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
127 System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At The Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
128 Shuts Down Windows shutdown
129 File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
130 Spider Solitare Card Game spider
131 Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
132 System Properties sysdm.cpl
133 System Configuration Editor sysedit
134 Windows System Security Tool syskey
135 Task Manager taskmgr
136 TCP Tester tcptest
137 Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
138 Telnet Client telnet
139 Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
140 Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstart
141 Tweak UI (if installed) tweakui
142 Utility Manager utilman
143 Driver Verifier Utility verifier
144 Windows Address Book wab
145 Windows Address Book Import Utility wabmig
146 Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) wiaacmgr
147 Microsoft Chat winchat
148 Minesweeper Game winmine
149 Windows Version (to show which version of windows) winver
150 Microsoft Word (if installed) winword
151 Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
152 Windows Media Player wmplayer
153 Wordpad write
154 Security Center wscui.cpl
155 Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
156 Windows Update Launches wupdmgr
  • answered 5 years ago
  • Sunny Solu


The Run dialog is a much neglected Windows feature that provides super quick access to programs, folders, documents, and other resources, provided you know the respective launch command. It has little to do with the Windows command prompt, except that it is used to launch it.

The easiest way to open the Run dialog is by clicking the keyboard shortcut [Windows]+[R].

In Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows you can add the Run command to the Start Menu. 
In Windows 8.1 you will find Run among the options in the power menu that comes up when you right-click the desktop Start button or when you click the keyboard shortcut [Windows]+[X].

The list of Run Commands

Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

System Commands  
devmgmt.msc — Device Manager
msinfo32 —  System Information
cleanmgr — Disk Cleanup
ntbackup — Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
mmc — Microsoft Management Console
excel — Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
msaccess — Microsoft Access (If Installed)
powerpnt —  Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
winword — Microsoft Word (If Installed)
frontpg —  Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
notepad — Notepad
wordpad —  WordPad
calc — Calculator
msmsgs — Windows Messenger
mspaint — Microsoft Paint
wmplayer —  Windows Media Player
rstrui — System Restore
netscp6 — Netscape 6.x
netscp —  Netscape 7.x
netscape —  Netscape 4.x
waol —  America Online
control —  Opens the Control Panel
control printers — Opens the Printers Dialog
cmd — Command Prompt
iexplore + "web address" —  Internet Explorer
compmgmt.msc —  Computer Management
dhcpmgmt.msc — DHCP Management
dnsmgmt.msc —  DNS Management
services.msc — Services
eventvwr — Event Viewer
dsa.msc —  Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc — Active Directory Sites and Services
  • answered 5 years ago
  • Community  wiki

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