Useful Windows Commands

The Run command in Windows is a feature that allows you to quickly open programs, folders, and files by typing the name or location into the Run dialog box. It can be accessed by pressing the Windows key + R on your keyboard.

Windows Run Commands
Run Command Program
ac3filter.cpl Opens AC3 Filter
access.cpl Accessibility Controls
access.cpl Microsoft Access
accwiz Accessibility Wizard
acrodist Adobe Distiller
appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs
calc Calculator
cdrtmgr.msc Certificate Manager
charmap Character Map
chkdsk Check Disk Utility
chrome Google Chrome Browser
ciadv.msc Indexing Service
cleanmgr Disk Cleanup Utility
clicongf SQL Client Configuration
clipbrd Clipboard Viewer
cmd Command Prompt
command Command Prompt
comp Compare Files
compmgmt.msc Computer Management
conf Netmeeting
control Control Panel
control admintools Administrative Tools
control desktop Display Properties
control folders Folders Properties
control keyboard Keyboard Properties
control mouse Mouse Properties
control netconnections Network Connections
control printers Printers and Faxes
control schedtasks Scheduled Tasks
dcomcnfg Component Services
ddeshare DDE Shares
desk.cpl Display Properties
devmgmt.msc Device Manager
dfrg.msc Disk Defragment
dialer Phone Dialer
directx.cpl Direct X Control Panel
diskmgmt.msc Disk Partition Manager
diskpart Microsoft Diskpart
drwtsn32 Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility
dxdiag Direct X Troubleshooter
edit MS-Dos Editor
eudcedit Private Characters Editor
eventvwr.msc Event Viewer
excel Microsoft Excel
explorer Windows Explorer
findfast.cpl Findfast
firefox Firefox
firewall.cpl Windows Firewall
fonts Fonts
fonts Fonts Folder
frontpg Microsoft Frontpage
fsmgmt.msc Shared Folders
fsquirt Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
ftp MS-Dos FTP
gpedit.msc Group Policy Editor
hdwwiz.cpl Add Hardware Wizard
helpctr Help and Support
hotlineclient Hotline Client
hypertrm Hyperterminal
icwonn1 Internet Connection Wizard
iexpress Iexpress Wizard
igfxzoom Zoom Utility
imageready Adobe ImageReady
inetcpl.cpl Internet Properties
inetwiz Internet Setup Wizard
intl.cpl Regional Settings
ipconfig IP address Configuration of the system
ipconfig /all Display full IP address configuration information
ipconfig /displaydns Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache
ipconfig /flushdns Purges the DNS Resolver cache
ipconfig /registerdns Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names
ipconfig /release Release the IP address for the specified adapter
ipconfig /renew Renew the IP address for the specified adapter
ipconfig /setclassid Modifies the dhcp class id
ipconfig /showclassid Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter
javaws Java Control Panel
joy.cpl Game Controllers
jpicpl32.cpl Java Control Panel
label Volume Serial Number for C:
logoff Logs You Out of Windows
lusrmgr.msc Local Users and Groups
magnify Windows Magnifier
main.cpl Mouse Properties
migwiz Files and Settings Transfer Tool
mmc Microsoft Management Console
mmsys.cpl Sounds and Audio
mobsync Microsoft Syncronization Tool
moviemk Microsoft Movie Maker
mplay32 Basic Media Player
mrt Malicious Software Removal Tool
msconfig System Configuration Utility
mshearts Hearts Card Game
msiexec Windows Installer Details
msimn Outlook Express
msinfo32 System Information
msnsgs Windows Messenger
mspaint Microsoft Paint
mstsc Remote Desktop
narrator Microsoft Narrator
ncpa.cpl Network Connections
netsetup.cpl Network Setup Wizard
notepad Notepad
ntbackup Windows Backup Utility
ntmsmgr.msc Removable Storage
ntmsoprq.msc Removable Storage Operator Requests
nusrmgr.cpl User Account Management
nvtuicpl.cpl Nview Desktop Manager
odbccp32 ODBC Data Source Administrator
odbccp32.cpl ODBC Data Source Administrator
osk On Screen Keyboard
password.cpl Password Properties
pbrush Paint
perfmon.msc Performance Monitor
photoshop Adobe Photoshop
powercfg.cpl Power Configuration
powerpnt Microsoft Powerpoint
printers Printers Folder
rasphone Remote Access Phonebook
realplay Real Player
regedit Registry Editor
regedit32 Registry Editor
rtcshare Sharing Session
secpol.msc Local Security Settings
services.msc Services
shrpubw Create a shared folder Wizard
shutdown /l Logoff
shutdown /r Restart
shutdown /s Shutdown system after 30 seconds
sigverif File Signature Verification Tool
sndrec32 Sounds Recorder
sndvol32 Volume Control
sticpl.cpl Scanners and Cameras
sysdm.cpl System Properties
sysedit System Configuration Editor
syskey Windows System Security Tool
taskmgr Task Manager
telephon.cpl Phone and Modem Options
telnet Telnet Client
timedate.cpl Date and Time Properties
tourstart Windows XP Tour Wizard
tweakui Tweak UI
utilman Utility Manager
verifier Driver Verifier Utility
wab Windows Address Book
wabmig Windows Address Book Import Utility
winchat Microsoft Chat
winver Windows Version
winword Microsoft Word
wmimgmt.msc Windows Management Infrastructure
wmplayer Windows Media Player
write Wordpad
wscript Windows Script host settings
wscui.cpl Security Center
wuaucpl.cpl Automatic Updates
wupdmgr Widnows Update Launcher