148 Windows Run Commands Cheatsheet

Run commands in Windows are so handy! Anytime you want something, simply type in the command, and it takes only about two seconds to get it. Are there things you wish you had a Run Command for? We have recently published two Run Commands articles, and they were popular, so we have decided to compile a big list of Run Commands that you can use. This list has 148 of them.

Note that there are asterisks by some of the commands. All of the programs called up by these commands can be accessed from the Run box, the search box in your Start menu, or a command prompt. The ones with the asterisks can only be accessed by using the Run box; you can’t get the files with the search box or command prompt. Also, while most of the commands will work in Windows 8/8.1/10, some of them only run in Windows 7.

Task Name Run Command
About Windows winver
Add a Device devicepairingwizard
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz
Advanced User Accounts netplwiz
Authorization Manager azman
Backup and Restore sdclt
Bluetooth File Transfer fsquirt
Calculator calc
Certificates certmgr
Change Computer Performance Settings systempropertiesperformance
Change Data Execution Prevention Settings systempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Change Printer Settings printui
Character Map charmap
ClearType Tuner cttune
Color Management colorcpl
Command Prompt cmd
Component Services comexp
Component Services dcomcnfg
Computer Management compmgmt
Computer Management compmgmtlauncher
Connect to a Network Projector 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
Default Location locationnotifications
Device Manager devmgmt
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
Display dpiscaling
Display Color Calibration dccw
Display Switch displayswitch
DPAPI Key Migration Wizard dpapimig
Driver Verifier Manager verifier
Ease of Access Center utilman
Encrypting File System Wizard rekeywiz
Event Viewer eventvwr
Fax Cover Page Editor fxscover
File Signature Verification sigverif
Getting Started gettingstarted
IExpress Wizard iexpress
Import to Windows Contacts wabmig*
iSCSI Initiator Configuration Tool iscsicpl
iSCSI Initiator Properties iscsicpl
Language Pack Installer lpksetup
Local Group Policy Editor gpedit
Local Security Policy secpol
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr
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
NAP Client Configuration napclcfg
Narrator narrator
New Scan Wizard wiaacmgr
Notepad notepad
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbcad32
ODBC Driver Configuration odbcconf
On-Screen Keyboard osk
Paint mspaint
Performance Monitor perfmon
Performance Options systempropertiesperformance
Phone Dialer dialer
Presentation Settings presentationsettings
Print Management printmanagement
Printer Migration printbrmui
Printer User Interface printui
Private Character Editor eudcedit
Problem Steps Recorder psr
Protected Content Migration dpapimig
Registry Editor regedit
Remote Access Phonebook rasphone
Remote Desktop Connection mstsc
Resource Monitor resmon
Resultant Set of Policy rsop
Securing the Windows Account Database syskey
Services services
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults computerdefaults
Share Creation Wizard shrpubw
Shared Folders fsmgmt
Snipping Tool snippingtool
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 (This command doesn’t work in the 64-bit version of Windows.)
System Information msinfo32
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
Tablet PC Input Panel tabtip*
Task Manager taskmgr
Task Scheduler taskschd
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Management tpm
User Account Control Settings useraccountcontrolsettings
Utility Manager utilman
Version Reporter Applet winver
Volume Mixer sndvol
Windows Activation Client slui
Windows Anytime Upgrade Results windowsanytimeupgraderesults
Windows Contacts wab*
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 with Advanced Security wf
Windows Help and Support winhlp32
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
WMI Management wmimgmt
WMI Tester wbemtest
WordPad write
XPS Viewer xpsrchvw
Access Screen Resolution page desk.cpl
Access Mouse properties main.cpl
Access Windows Action Center wscui.cpl
Access Network Adapters ncpa.cpl
Access Power Option powercfg.cpl
Access the Programs and Features Window appwiz.cpl
Access the System Properties sysdm.cpl
Access the Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
*You cannot run these commands from a command prompt or the search box.
Bonus: Download this big list of Windows RUN Commands Cheat Sheet in PDF Format

I think it’s safe to say that this list will help when you have to access a program quickly or when you just need something you don’t feel like looking up …

Enjoy!

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