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Useful Run Commands in Windows 10

Aug 24, 2019 | Blog | 0 comments

Windows Run Commands (Windows+R)

In the Windows operating system run(Windows+R) command is used to open any application directly if it’s path is known.
Sometimes it is tedious to open a file or application, whose destination path is too long i.e you have to travel too many folders to access the file. For this, you can paste the destination path in the run box and search from there. Then the file or application will be opened directly. 
Sometimes you can open any application simply typing its name or, name with its extension. We are introducing some tricky and very useful run commands for everyday use in Windows 10, 8 and 7.
So, here it is. 

How to open run box in windows computer?

To execute windows run commands you first have to open the run box on the screen.To open the run box just press the four-flagged windows key along with the letter R (windows+R).Then write the windows run command within that box and press Enter key.

Application and short history of Windows Run commands:

List of run commands in Windows 10, 8,7:

Windows version information

Command: winver.exe
Function: Display windows version information.
Location: C:\Windows\system32\winver.exe

User Account and control setting

Command: UserAccountControlSettings.exe
Function: Change user account control settings
Location: C:\Windows\System32\UserAccountControlSettings.exe

System Configuration

Command: Msconfig
Function: Opens the system configuration utility
Location: C:\Windows\System32\msconfig.exe

Local Users and Groups

Command: Lusrmgr.msc
Function: Opens the local users and groups.
Location: C:\Windows\System32\lusrmgr.msc

Security and Maintenance

Command: wscui.cpl
Function: Open Security and maintenance
Location: C:\Windows\System32\wscui.cpl

Set screen Resolution and others

Command: Desk.cpl
Display Properties
Location: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution

Microsoft troubleshooter

Command: control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
Troubleshoot problems with your computer
Location: C:\Windows\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting

Computer management

Command: compmgmt.msc
Function: View and configure system settings and component from
Location: C:\Windows\System32\compmgmt.msc

System information

Command: msinfo32.exe
Function: View advance information about hardware and software settings.
Location: C:\Windows\System32\msinfo32.exe

Event Viewer

Command: eventvwr
Function: View monitor and troubleshooting messages
Location: C:\Windows\System32\eventvwr.exe

Program and Features

Function: Launce,repair, remove,or add program and windows component
Command: appwiz.cpl
Location: C:\Windows\System32\appwiz.cpl

System Properties

Function: Open system properties
Command: control.exe system
Location: C:\Windows\System32\control.exe system

Internet explorer properties

Function: Open Internet explorer properties.
Command: inetcpl.cpl
Location: C:\Windows\System32\inetcpl.cpl

Resource monitor

Function: Monitor the performance of local and remote computer
Command: resmon.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\resmon.exe

Task Manager

Function: View the details about the program and the process running on the computer.
Command: taskmgr.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe

Command Prompt

Function: Open command prompt window
Command: cmd
Location: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

Remote Assistance

Command: msra.exe
Function: Receive (or offer help) from a friend over the internet.
Location: C:\Windows\System32\msra.exe

Device Manager

Command: Devmgmt.msc
Function: Opens the device manager
Location: C:\Windows\System32\devmgmt.msc

System Restore.

Command: rstrui.exe
Function: Restore your computer system to an earlier state.
Location: C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe

Disk defragmentation

Function: Opens Windows’ disk defragment
Command: Dfrgui
Location: C:\Windows\System32\dfrgui.exe

Disk Management

Command: Diskmgmt.msc
Function: Opens the disk management tool
Location: C:\Windows\System32\diskmgmt.msc

Shared Folders

Command: Fsmgmt.msc
Function: Opens shared folders
Location: C:\Windows\System32\fsmgmt.msc

Group Policy Editor

Command: Gpedit.msc
Function: Opens the group policy editor
Location: C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc

Overview of Performance Monitor

Command: Perfmon.msc
Function: Shows an overview of the performance monitor.
Location: “C:\Windows\System32\perfmon.msc”

Performance Monitor

Command: Perfmon.exe
Function: Open Performance Monitor.
Location: C:\Windows\System32\perfmon.exe

Registry Editor

Command: Regedit

Function: Opens the registry editor
Location: “C:\Windows\System32\regedt32.exe”

Resultant Set of Policies

Command: Rsop.msc
Function: Opens resultant set of policy
Location: “C:\Windows\System32\rsop.msc”

Local security settings

Command: Secpol.msc
Function: Opens local security settings

Service Utility

Command: Services.msc
Function: Opens services utility

System configuration editor

Command: Sysedit
Function: Opens system configuration editor

loading information

Command: System.ini
Function: Windows loading information

Windows loading information

Command: Win.ini
Function: Shows windows loading information

Version of windows

Command: Winver
Function: Shows current version of Windows

Date/Time Setup

Command: Timedate.cpl
Function: Date/Time Properties
Location: “C:\Windows\System32\timedate.cpl”

Change computer fonts.

Command: Fonts
Function: Opens Fonts Folder.
Location: C:\Windows\Fonts

Keyboard Properties

Command: Main.cpl keyboard
Function: Opens Keyboard Properties
Location: C:\Windows\System32\Main.cpl

Mouse Properties

Command: Main.cpl
Function: Mouse Properties
Location: C:\Windows\System32\Main.cpl

Region and Language settings

Command: Intl.cpl
Function: Opens Region and Language settings page.
Location: C:\Windows\System32\Intl.cpl


Command: Mmsys.cpl
Function: Sound Properties. Set Playback device.
Location: “C:\Windows\System32\mmsys.cpl”

System Properties

Command: Sysdm.cpl
Function: Opens system properties.
Location: C:\Windows\System32\sysdm.cpl

Network Connection window

Command: Ncpa.cpl

Location: C:\Windows\System32\control.exe ncpa.cpl

Add scanner and camera.

Command: control sticpl.cpl
Function: Check scanners and cameras,add scanners and cameras etc.
Location: Control Panel->Devices and Printer –>view scanners and cameras.

Current User’s Folder

Command: . (one dot)
Function: Opens current users folder
Location: C:\Users(current_user)

All users’ folder

Command: .. (double dot)
Function: Opens all users folder
Location: C:\Users

Performance Reliability Report

Command : perfmon /rel (There is space between perfmon and /)
Function : Review your computer’s reliability and problem History

Remote Desktop Connection

Command: mstsc
Function: Opens remote desktop connection dialogue box.


Command: notepad
Function: Opens Windows Notepad.

Microsoft Paint

Command: mspaint
Function: Opens Microsoft Paint.


Command: calc
Function: Opens Calculator

File Browser/Quick access

Command: explorer
Function: Opens Quick access, where you can find recetly used file and frequently used folder.

Local Temp Folder

command: %temp%
Function: Opens local temporary Files folder.From there you can delete temp files or other related jobs.
Location: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp

Windows Temp Folder

Command: Temp
Function: Opens windows Temp Folder.These temporary files can be deleted from here.
Location: C:\Windows\Temp

Recent Files and folders used by user

Command: Recent
Function: Opens list of all the recently used files and folders.
Location: C:\Users\user\Recent

Appdata Folder

Command: %appdata%
Function: Opens users appdata folder.
Location: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming

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