Ultimate List of Windows System Run Commands For Windows 7, 8 and 10.

Ultimate List of Windows System Run Commands For Windows 7, 8 and 10.

This article contains the ultimate list of Windows System Run Commands that works on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

These quick access Run commands comes handy to quickly access various applications, system utilities and tools.

How To Open Run Command Window in Windows OS?

  • For quick access, press (Win+R) key together from your keyboard.(Works on all versions of Windows OS)
  • Type “Run” in the search bar of the taskbar.
  • Right-click on the Start icon > choose Run. (Works in Windows 10)
  • Select Start > Run. (works in Windows version 8 and 7)

How to Use Windows Run Commands?

To use the Windows Run commands, follow the steps below:

  • Press (Win+R) key together from your keyboard;
    How To open Run Command
    How To open Run Command
  • Type the command in the search box, for example, to access add & remove programs, type “cmd ” or “Appwiz.cpl”; (run command is not case sensitive)
  • Click “Ok”.

Ultimate List of Windows System Run Commands For Windows 7, 8 and 10

Run Commands Functions
cmd Opens the command prompt Window
cleanmgr Quick Run command to open Disk Cleanup utility.
compmgmt.msc Opens the computer management window.
calc Opens the in-built Calculator application
control Opens All Control Panel Items, where you can quickly manage them.
control printers Access Devices and Printers settings in Windows OS.
devmgmt.msc Opens the Device Manager
dfrg.msc Open Disk defragmenter Window
diskmgmt.msc Opens the disk management tool
dsa.msc Opens Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc Opens Active Directory Sites and Services
dhcpmgmt.msc Opens the DHCP Management
dnsmgmt.msc Opens the DNS Management
eventvwr/eventvwr.msc Open the event viewer window
fsmgmt.msc Opens shared folders on your Windows OS
gpedit.msc Opens the local group policy editor
msinfo32 Opens the System Information utility
mmc Opens the Microsoft Management Console
mailto Opens the default email client
main.cpl Access Mouse Properties dialog that lets you change its properties.
msconfig Opens the system configuration utility
ntbackup Opens Windows Backup Utility
netplwiz Opens User Accounts Utility Window, where you can see active user accounts, change passwords and access or deny permissions to access the computer.
perfmon.msc Opens the performance monitor
regedit Opens the registry editor
rsop.msc Opens resultant set of policy
rstrui Opens the System restore
services.msc Opens the Services utility window
secpol.msc Opens local security settings
services.msc Opens services utility
sysedit Opens system configuration editor
System.ini Opens the Windows loading information
taskmgr Opens the Task Manager Window
win.ini Opens the Windows loading information
winver Shows the current version of Windows OS you are running

Besides these, there are various common run commands that is usually very helpful.

Most Useful Run Command in Windows OS

Common Run Commands Functions
taskmgr Use this quick command to access task manager window.
cleanmgr Disk Cleanup utility
control Quickly access Windows 10 Control Panel.
temp Quickly access the temp folder location in Windows OS. And type “% temp %” to access the Local Temp folder. 
calc Opens the in-built Calculator application
control Opens All Control Panel Items
cmd Access command prompt window.
regedit Opens the Windows Registry Editor.
appwiz.cpl Quickly open the Add & Remove program utility, where you can see the list of all installed applications.
desk.cpl Its a great way to quickly access the display settings on Windows OS, where you can change screen resolution, color and so on.
timedate.cpl Get access to Data and Time properties on your Windows OS.
msconfig Opens the System Configuration dialog box, to manage various system settings in Windows OS.
powercfg.cpl Takes you to the Power Options utility in Windows OS, to change the power settings.
control folders Opens the File explorer properties dialog box.
main.cpl Access Mouse Properties dialog that lets you change its properties.
snippingtool Opens the built-in snipping tool in Windows OS, that lets you take a screenshot or capture a snip on your Windows OS.
fonts Opens the fonts properties in Windows OS, where you can change the default font settings.
netplwiz Opens User Accounts Utility Window, where you can see active user accounts, change passwords and access or deny permissions to access the computer.
firefox Launch Firefox browser, if installed on your Windows OS.
chrome Launch the Google Chrome browser with this command.
iexplore iexplore command lets you quickly launch the Internet Explorer.
microsoft-edge:// This command lets you quickly launch the Microsoft Edge browser.
inetcpl.cpl Access your Internet Properties without digging deep through the settings.
main.cpl keyboard Takes you to the Keyboard Properties on your Windows OS to quickly change or manage them.
mmsys.cpl Manage your Multimedia Properties with quick access with this run command.
mmsys.cpl sounds Quickly access the Sound Properties on your Windows OS with this command.
sysdm.cpl Opens the System Properties dialog box
taskmgr Opens the Task Manager Window
wmplayer Opens the Windows Media Player
logoff This run command lets you sign off from your Windows OS.

Useful Run Commands to Quick Open various Folders

Useful Folder Commands Functions
documents Opens the Documents Folder
downloads Opens the downloads Folder
videos Opens the videos Folder
recent Opens the recent Folder
pictures For accessing Pictures Folder
favorites Quick Opens the Favorites Folder

Hope, these useful run commands will be helpful, next time you try to access these settings or applications on your Windows OS.

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