Complete List of Windows RUN Commands

On the Microsoft Windows operating system, the Run command is used to directly open an application or document whose path is known. It functions more or less like a single-line command line interface.

Starting with Windows 95, the Run command is accessible through the Start menu and also through the shortcut key ⊞ Win+R. The input field in the dialog will show roughly 40-45 characters (when using Regional Language setting of “English (United States)” and running Windows XP); although more characters than this can be entered, you will not see the characters that were first entered, for they scroll out of view to the left. If the size of your command is longer than this (e.g., if a path is included), the dialog cannot be resized so you can see all of your input.

Although the Run command is still present in Windows Vista and Windows 7, it no longer appears directly on the Start menu by default, in favor of the new search box and a shortcut to the Run command in the Accessories sub-menu.

To invoke the Run box, hold down the Windows key and hit R (or from the Start Menu, choose “Run.”) From there type any one of the keywords listed to launch an app: like calc for Calculator or pbrush for paint.


Run Command

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 Adobe Acrobat ( if installed ) acrobat
7 Adobe Distiller ( if installed ) acrodist
8 Adobe ImageReady ( if installed ) imageready
9 Adobe Photoshop ( if installed ) photoshop
10 Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
11 Basic Media Player mplay32
12 Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
13 Calculator calc
14 Ccleaner ( if installed ) ccleaner
15 C: Drive c:
16 Certificate Manager cdrtmgr.msc
17 Character Map charmap
18 Check Disk Utility chkdsk
19 Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
20 Command Prompt cmd
21 Command Prompt command
22 Component Services dcomcnfg
23 Computer Management compmgmt.msc
24 Compare Files comp
25 Control Panel control
26 Create a shared folder Wizard shrpubw
27 Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
28 DDE Shares ddeshare
29 Device Manager devmgmt.msc
30 Direct X Control Panel ( if installed ) directx.cpl
31 Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
32 Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
33 Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
34 Disk Partition Manager diskmgmt.msc
35 Display Properties control desktop
36 Display Properties desk.cpl
37 Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected ) control color
38 Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32
39 Driver Verifier Utility verifier
40 Ethereal ( if installed ) ethereal
41 Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
42 Files and Settings Transfer Tool migwiz
43 File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
44 Findfast findfast.cpl
45 Firefox firefox
46 Folders Properties control folders
47 Fonts fonts
48 Fonts Folder fonts
49 Free Cell Card Game freecell
50 Game Controllers joy.cpl
51 Group Policy Editor ( xp pro ) gpedit.msc
52 Hearts Card Game mshearts
53 Help and Support helpctr
54 Hyperterminal hypertrm
55 Hotline Client hotlineclient
56 Iexpress Wizard iexpress
57 Indexing Service ciadv.msc
58 Internet Connection Wizard icwonn1
59 Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
60 Internet Setup Wizard inetwiz
61 IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) ipconfig /all
62 IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns
63 IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdns
64 IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /release
65 IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renew
66 IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) ipconfig /registerdns
67 IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassid
68 IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassid
69 Java Control Panel ( if installed ) jpicpl32.cpl
70 Java Control Panel ( if installed ) javaws
71 Keyboard Properties control keyboard
72 Local Security Settings secpol.msc
73 Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
74 Logs You Out of Windows logoff
75 Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
76 Microsoft Access ( if installed ) access.cpl
77 Microsoft Chat winchat
78 Microsoft Excel ( if installed ) excel
79 Microsoft Diskpart diskpart
80 Microsoft Frontpage ( if installed ) frontpg
81 Microsoft Movie Maker moviemk
82 Microsoft Management Console mmc
83 Microsoft Narrator narrator
84 Microsoft Paint mspaint
85 Microsoft Powerpoint powerpnt
86 Microsoft Word ( if installed ) winword
87 Microsoft Syncronization Tool mobsync
88 Minesweeper Game winmine
89 Mouse Properties control mouse
90 Mouse Properties main.cpl
91 MS-Dos Editor edit
92 MS-Dos FTP ftp
93 Nero ( if installed ) nero
94 Netmeeting conf
95 Network Connections control netconnections
96 Network Connections ncpa.cpl
97 Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
98 Notepad notepad
99 Nview Desktop Manager ( if installed ) nvtuicpl.cpl
100 Object Packager packager
101 ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32
102 ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
103 On Screen Keyboard osk
104 Opens AC3 Filter ( if installed ) ac3filter.cpl
105 Outlook Express msimn
106 Paint pbrush
107 Password Properties password.cpl
108 Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
109 Performance Monitor perfmon
110 Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
111 Phone Dialer dialer
112 Pinball Game pinball
113 Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
114 Printers and Faxes control printers
115 Printers Folder printers
116 Private Characters Editor eudcedit
117 Quicktime ( if installed ) quicktime.cpl
118 Quicktime Player ( if installed ) quicktimeplayer
119 Real Player ( if installed ) realplay
120 Regional Settings intl.cpl
121 Registry Editor regedit
122 Registry Editor regedit32
123 Remote Access Phonebook rasphone
124 Remote Desktop mstsc
125 Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
126 Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
127 Resultant Set of Policy ( xp pro ) rsop.msc
128 Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
129 Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
130 Security Center wscui.cpl
131 Services services.msc
132 Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
133 Sharing Session rtcshare
134 Shuts Down Windows shutdown
135 Sounds Recorder sndrec32
136 Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
137 Spider Solitare Card Game spider
138 SQL Client Configuration clicongf
139 System Configuration Editor sysedit
140 System Configuration Utility msconfig
141 System File Checker Utility ( Scan Immediately ) sfc /scannow
142 System File Checker Utility ( Scan Once At Next Boot ) sfc /scanonce
143 System File Checker Utility ( Scan On Every Boot ) sfc /scanboot
144 System File Checker Utility ( Return to Default Settings) sfc /revert
145 System File Checker Utility ( Purge File Cache ) sfc /purgecache
146 System File Checker Utility ( Set Cache Size to Size x ) sfc /cachesize=x
147 System Information msinfo32
148 System Properties sysdm.cpl
149 Task Manager taskmgr
150 TCP Tester tcptest
151 Telnet Client telnet
152 Tweak UI ( if installed ) tweakui
153 User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl
154 Utility Manager utilman
155 Volume Serial Number for C: label
156 Volume Control sndvol32
157 Windows Address Book wab
158 Windows Address Book Import Utility wabmig
159 Windows Backup Utility ( if installed ) ntbackup
160 Windows Explorer explorer
161 Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
162 Windows Installer Details msiexec
163 Windows Magnifier magnify
164 Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
165 Windows Media Player wmplayer
166 Windows Messenger msnsgs
167 Windows Picture Import Wizard (Need camera connected) wiaacmgr
168 Windows System Security Tool syskey
169 Windows Script host settings wscript
170 Widnows Update Launches wupdmgr
171 Windows Version ( shows your windows version ) winver
172 Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstart
173 Wordpad write
174 Zoom Utility igfxzoom

I have bolded the ones i use most.