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117 Short Commands That You Can Start from Run

Created: 07 Dec 2009 • 2 comments
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Below you will find a list of 117 run commands. Go to start run and type the command to start the wanted functionality. This is much quicker than to browse through menus to get to the thing you need.

  1. Accessibility Controls – access.cpl
  2. Accessibility Wizard – accwiz
  3. Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl
  4. Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl
  5. Administrative Tools – control admintools
  6. Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl
  7. Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
  8. Calculator – calc
  9. Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc
  10. Character Map – charmap
  11. Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
  12. Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd
  13. Command Prompt – cmd
  14. Component Services – dcomcnfg
  15. Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
  16. Control Panel – control
  17. Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl
  18. DDE Shares – ddeshare
  19. Device Manager – devmgmt.msc
  20. Direct X Troubleshooter – dxdiag
  21. Disk Cleanup Utility – cleanmgr
  22. Disk Defragment – dfrg.msc
  23. Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc
  24. Disk Partition Manager – diskpart
  25. Display Properties – control desktop
  26. Display Properties – desk.cpl
  27. Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility – drwtsn32
  28. Driver Verifier Utility – verifier
  29. Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc
  30. Files and Settings Transfer Tool – migwiz
  31. File Signature Verification Tool – sigverif
  32. Findfast – findfast.cpl
  33. Firefox – firefox
  34. Folders Properties – control folders
  35. Fonts – control fonts
  36. Fonts Folder – fonts
  37. Free Cell Card Game – freecell
  38. Game Controllers – joy.cpl
  39. Group Policy Editor (for xp professional) – gpedit.msc
  40. Hearts Card Game – mshearts
  41. Help and Support – helpctr
  42. HyperTerminal – hypertrm
  43. Iexpress Wizard – iexpress
  44. Indexing Service – ciadv.msc
  45. Internet Connection Wizard – icwconn1
  46. Internet Explorer – iexplore
  47. Internet Properties – inetcpl.cpl
  48. Keyboard Properties – control keyboard
  49. Local Security Settings – secpol.msc
  50. Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc
  51. Logs You Out Of Windows – logoff
  52. Malicious Software Removal Tool – mrt
  53. Microsoft Chat – winchat
  54. Microsoft Movie Maker – moviemk
  55. Microsoft Paint – mspaint
  56. Microsoft Syncronization Tool – mobsync
  57. Minesweeper Game – winmine
  58. Mouse Properties – control mouse
  59. Mouse Properties – main.cpl
  60. Netmeeting – conf
  61. Network Connections – control netconnections
  62. Network Connections – ncpa.cpl
  63. Network Setup Wizard – netsetup.cpl
  64. Notepad notepad
  65. Object Packager – packager
  66. ODBC Data Source Administrator – odbccp32.cpl
  67. On Screen Keyboard – osk
  68. Outlook Express – msimn
  69. Paint – pbrush
  70. Password Properties – password.cpl
  71. Performance Monitor – perfmon.msc
  72. Performance Monitor – perfmon
  73. Phone and Modem Options – telephon.cpl
  74. Phone Dialer – dialer
  75. Pinball Game – pinball
  76. Power Configuration – powercfg.cpl
  77. Printers and Faxes – control printers
  78. Printers Folder – printers
  79. Regional Settings – intl.cpl
  80. Registry Editor – regedit
  81. Registry Editor – regedit32
  82. Remote Access Phonebook – rasphone
  83. Remote Desktop – mstsc
  84. Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc
  85. Removable Storage Operator Requests – ntmsoprq.msc
  86. Resultant Set of Policy (for xp professional) – rsop.msc
  87. Scanners and Cameras – sticpl.cpl
  88. Scheduled Tasks – control schedtasks
  89. Security Center – wscui.cpl
  90. Services – services.msc
  91. Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc
  92. Shuts Down Windows – shutdown
  93. Sounds and Audio – mmsys.cpl
  94. Spider Solitare Card Game – spider
  95. SQL Client Configuration – cliconfg
  96. System Configuration Editor – sysedit
  97. System Configuration Utility – msconfig
  98. System Information – msinfo32
  99. System Properties – sysdm.cpl
  100. Task Manager – taskmgr
  101. TCP Tester – tcptest
  102. Telnet Client – telnet
  103. User Account Management – nusrmgr.cpl
  104. Utility Manager – utilman
  105. Windows Address Book – wab
  106. Windows Address Book Import Utility – wabmig
  107. Windows Explorer – explorer
  108. Windows Firewall – firewall.cpl
  109. Windows Magnifier – magnify
  110. Windows Management Infrastructure – wmimgmt.msc
  111. Windows Media Player – wmplayer
  112. Windows Messenger – msmsgs
  113. Windows System Security Tool – syskey
  114. Windows Update Launches – wupdmgr
  115. Windows Version – winver
  116. Windows XP Tour Wizard – tourstart
  117. Wordpad – write

Some of these function will not alway's be available and it depends on the OS, the installation and permissions if you can use these commands.

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I love this list.  I use about 30% already but now I have a single place to look.  Thanks.

Lee Wilburn
Suzlon Wind Energy
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