Windows Run Commands

Windows Run commands

Function

Commands

Open Documents Folder

documents

Open Videos folder

videos

Open Downloads Folder

downloads

Open Favorites Folder

favorites

Open Recent Folder

recent

Open Recent Folder

Logoff/sign out

Open Pictures Folder

pictures

Windows Sideshow

control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsSideshow

Windows CardSpace

control.exe /name Microsoft.cardspace

Windows Anytime Upgrade

WindowsAnytimeUpgradeui

Taskbar and Start Menu

control.exe /name Microsoft.TaskbarandStartMenu

Troubleshooting

control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting

User Accounts

control.exe /name Microsoft.UserAccounts

Adding a new Device

devicepairingwizard

Add Hardware Wizard

hdwwiz

Advanced User Accounts

netplwiz

Advanced User Accounts

azman.msc

Backup and Restore

sdclt

Bluetooth File Transfer

fsquirt

Calculator

calc

Certificates

certmgr.msc

Change Computer Performance Settings

systempropertiesperformance

Change Data Execution Prevention Settings

systempropertiesdataexecutionprevention

Change Data Execution Prevention Settings

printui

Character Map

charmap

ClearType Tuner

cttune

Color Management

colorcpl

Command Prompt

cmd

Component Services

comexp.msc

Component Services

dcomcnfg

Computer Management

compmgmt.msc

Computer Management

compmgmtlauncher

Connessione proiettore di rete

netproj

Connect to a Projector

displayswitch

Control Panel

control

Create A Shared Folder Wizard

shrpubw

Create a System Repair Disc

recdisc

Credential Backup and Restore Wizard

credwiz

Data Execution Prevention

systempropertiesdataexecutionprevention

Date and Time

timedate.cpl

Default Location

locationnotifications

Device Manager

devmgmt.msc

Device Manager

hdwwiz.cpl

Device Pairing Wizard

devicepairingwizard

Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard

msdt

Digitizer Calibration Tool

tabcal

DirectX Diagnostic Tool

dxdiag

Disk Cleanup

cleanmgr

Disk Defragmenter

dfrgui

Disk Management

diskmgmt.msc

Display

dpiscaling

Display Color Calibration

dccw

Display Switch

displayswitch

DPAPI Key Migration Wizard

dpapimig

Driver Verifier Manager

verifier

Ease of Access Center

utilman

EFS Wizard

rekeywiz

Event Viewer

eventvwr.msc

Fax Cover Page Editor

fxscover

File Signature Verification

sigverif

Font Viewer

fontview

Game Controllers

joy.cpl

Getting Started

gettingstarted

IExpress Wizard

iexpress

Getting Started

irprops.cpl

Install or Uninstall Display Languages

lusrmgr

Internet Explorer

iexplore

Internet Options

inetcpl.cpl

iSCSI Initiator Configuration Tool

iscsicpl

Language Pack Installer

lpksetup

Local Group Policy Editor

gpedit.msc

Local Security Policy

secpol.msc

Local Users and Groups

lusrmgr.msc

Location Activity

locationnotifications

Magnifier

magnify

Malicious Software Removal Tool

mrt

Manage Your File Encryption Certificates

rekeywiz

Math Input Panel

mip

Microsoft Management Console

mmc

Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool

msdt

Mouse Properties

main.cpl

NAP Client Configuration

napclcfg.msc

Narrator

narrator

Network Connections

ncpa.cpl

New Scan Wizard

wiaacmgr

Notepad

notepad

ODBC Data Source Administrator

odbcad32

ODBC Driver Configuration

odbcconf

On-Screen Keyboard

osk

Paint

mspaint

Pen and Touch

tabletpc.cpl

People Near Me

collab.cpl

Performance Monitor

perfmon.msc

Performance Options

systempropertiesperformance

Phone and Modem

telephon.cpl

Phone Dialer

dialer

Power Options

powercfg.cpl

Presentation Settings

presentationsettings

Print Management

printmanagement.msc

Printer Migration

printbrmui

Printer User Interface

printui

Private Character Editor

eudcedit

Problem Steps Recorder

psr

Programs and Features

appwiz.cpl

Protected Content Migration

dpapimig

Region and Language

intl.cpl

Registry Editor

regedit

Registry Editor 32

regedt32

Remote Access Phonebook

rasphone

Remote Desktop Connection

mstsc

Resource Monitor

resmon

Resultant Set of Policy

rsop.msc

SAM Lock Tool

syskey

Screen Resolution

desk.cpl

Securing the Windows Account Database

syskey

Services

services.msc

Set Program Access and Computer Defaults

computerdefaults

Share Creation Wizard

shrpubw

Shared Folders

fsmgmt.msc

Snipping Tool

snippingtool

Sound

mmsys.cpl

Sound recorder

soundrecorder

SQL Server Client Network Utility

cliconfg

Sticky Notes

stikynot

Stored User Names and Passwords

credwiz

Sync Center

mobsync

System Configuration

msconfig

System Configuration Editor

sysedit

System Information

msinfo32

System Properties

sysdm.cpl

System Properties (Advanced Tab)

systempropertiesadvanced

System Properties (Computer Name Tab)

systempropertiescomputername

System Properties (Hardware Tab)

systempropertieshardware

System Properties (Remote Tab)

systempropertiesremote

System Properties (System Protection Tab)

systempropertiesprotection

System Restore

rstrui

Task Manager

taskmgr

Task Scheduler

taskschd.msc

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Management

tpm.msc

User Account Control Settings

useraccountcontrolsettings

Utility Manager

utilman

Version Reporter Applet

winver

Volume Mixer

sndvol

Windows Action Center

wscui.cpl

Windows Activation Client

slui

Windows Anytime Upgrade Results

windowsanytimeupgraderesults

Windows CardSpace

infocardcpl.cpl

Windows Disc Image Burning Tool

isoburn

Windows DVD Maker

dvdmaker

Windows Easy Transfer

migwiz

Windows Explorer

explorer

Windows Fax and Scan

wfs

Windows Features

optionalfeatures

Windows Firewall

firewall.cpl

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

wf.msc

Windows Journal

journal

Windows Media Player

wmplayer

Windows Memory Diagnostic Scheduler

mdsched

Windows Mobility Center

mblctr

Windows Picture Acquisition Wizard

wiaacmgr

Windows PowerShell

powershell

Windows PowerShell ISE

powershell_ise

Windows Remote Assistance

msra

Windows Repair Disc

recdisc

Windows Script Host

wscript

Windows Update

wuapp

Windows Update Standalone Installer

wusa

Versione Windows

winver

WMI Management

wmimgmt.msc

WordPad

write

XPS Viewer

xpsrchvw

 

cpl stands for Control Panel Item
msc stands for Microsoft System Configuration
All Shortcuts tested under Windows 8.1; please add any missing.

1. Start Run

Win+R, then type cmd, then press enter

Start Command Prompt. Starts Traditional Run Window then Command Prompt, or any other run command

Win, then type cmd, then pressCtrl+Shift+Enter

Start Command Prompt as Administrator. Start New Windows Search, then Command Prompt, or any other application

2. Control Panel Program Shortcuts

control

Control Panel

control desktop

Display Properties (Personalization)

control color

Personalization - Color and Appearance

control folders

Folders Properties

control keyboard

Keyboard Properties

control mouse

Mouse Properties

control netconnections

Network Properties

control printers

Printers Folders

control userpasswords

Manager current User Account

control userpasswords2

Manager all User Accounts

control update

Windows Update

control admintools

Administrative Tools

control schedtasks

Scheduled Tasks

appwiz.cpl

Application Wizard (Program and Features)

powercfg.cpl

Power Configuration

timedate.cpl

Date and Time Properties

desk.cpl

Display - Screen Resolution

intl.cpl

Regional Settings (International)

mmsys.cpl

Sound Properties (Multimedia System Settings)

inetcpl.cpl

Internet Properties (Internet Control Panel)

wscui.cpl

Security Center (Windows Security Center UI)

sysdm.cpl

System Properties

utilman

Ease of Access Utility Manager

firewall.cpl

Windows Firewall

3. Commonly used Windows Tools

explorer

Windows Explorer

c:

Explorer C: Drive

regedit

Registry Editor

services.msc

Windows Services (local)

taskmgr

Task Manager

msconfig

System Configuration Utility

mstsc

Remote Desktop (Microsoft Terminal Services)

logoff

Log Off Windows (without confirmation!)

shutdown

Shuts Down Windows (don't try unless you are ready to shutdown)

calc

Calculator

cmd

Command Prompt

notepad

Notepad

4. Microsoft System Configurations

Microsoft System Configurations

 

devmgmt.msc

Device Management

eventvwr.msc

Event Viewer

compmgmt.msc

Computer Management including System Tools, Storage, Services and Appliations

diskmgmt.msc

Disk Partition Manager

dcomcnfg

Component Services (Detailed Component Configuration)

gpedit.msc

Group Policy Editor

secpol.msc

Local Security Policy Settings

lusrmgr.msc

Local User and Groups

perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor

fsmgmt.msc

Shared Folders (File Sharing Management)

5. Other Windows Tools

shrpubw

Create a shared folder Wizard

dxdiag

Direct X Troubleshooter

cleanmgr

Clean Manager - Disk Cleanup Utility

clipbrd

Clipboard Viewer (not available after Windows XP)

msiexec

Windows Installer Details

magnify

Windows Magnifier

osk

On Screen Keyboard

msinfo32

System Information

sndvol

Volume Control

winver

Windows Version ( shows your windows version )

comp

Compare Files

ftp

MS-Dos FTP

label

Volume Serial Number for C:

fsquirt

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard

verifier

Driver Verifier Utility

migwiz

Migration Wizard - Files and Settings Transfer Tool

sigverif

File Signature Verification Tool

fonts

Fonts

joy.cpl

Game Controllers

mrt

Malicious Software Removal Tool

eudcedit

Private Characters Editor

6. Applications (if installed)

acrobat

Adobe Acrobat ( if installed )

photoshop

Adobe Photoshop ( if installed )

ccleaner

Ccleaner ( if installed )

chrome

Chrome ( if installed )

excel

Microsoft Excel ( if installed )

access

Microsoft Access ( if installed )

powerpnt

Microsoft Powerpoint

winword

Microsoft Word ( if installed )

wmplayer

Windows Media Player

write

Wordpad

mspaint

Paint

7. IP Config Commands (leave Dos Windows open)

ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)

ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)

ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)

ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Release All Connections)

ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)

ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)

ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)

ipconfig /setclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)

8. System File Checker Utility

sfc /scannow

System File Checker Utility ( Scan Immediately )

sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility ( Scan Once At Next Boot )

sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility ( Scan On Every Boot )

sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility ( Return to Default Settings)

sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility ( Purge File Cache )

sfc /cachesize=x

System File Checker Utility ( Set Cache Size to Size x )

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