Windows – Run Commands and Command Line Shortcuts

KB ID 0000828 Dtd 01/07/13

Problem

One of the advantages of launching applications form the ‘Run box’ is, no matter where Microsoft move things to in the graphical interface, they rarely change the commands. So when Windows 8 came out and there was much gnashing of teeth, I just ran the same old commands I used to run, and wondered what all the fuss was about!

Launch Run Box

Solution

Below is by no means a complete list, but is a collection of stuff I’ve found either from other sites or in my day to day troubleshooting.

Note: If Im missing one you think should be included, drop me an email (contact details below), and I’ll include it for you.

To Launch
From The Run Command,
Accessibility Controls (XP only)access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard (XP only)accwiz
Action Centerwscui.cpl
Active Directory Users and Computers (if installed)dsa.msc
Add Hardware Wizardhdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programsappwiz.cpl
Administrative Toolscontrol admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed)acrobat
Adobe Bridge (if installed)bridge
Adobe Designer (if installed)formdesigner
Adobe Distiller (if installed)acrodist
Adobe Dreamweaver (if installed)dreamweaver
Adobe ImageReady (if installed)imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed)photoshop
Application Data Folder(opens the logged in users)%appdata%
Automatic Updateswuaucpl.cpl
Backup and Restoresdclt.exe
Bluetooth Devicesbthprops.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizardfsquirt
Calculatorcalc
Certificate Managercertmgr.msc
Character Mapcharmap
Check Disk Utilitychkdsk
Clipboard Viewer (XP only)clipbrd
Color Calibrationdccw.exe
Color Managementcolorcpl.exe
Command Promptcmd
Common Program Files Folder (open)%commonprogramfiles%
Compare Filescomp
Component Servicesdcomcnfg
Computer Managementcompmgmt.msc
Contactswab
Control Panelcontrol
Date and Time Propertiestimedate.cpl
DDE Shares (XP only)ddeshare
Devices and Printerscontrol printers
Device Managerdevmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl
Direct X Control Panel (if installed)directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooterdxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utilitycleanmgr
Disk Defragment (XP only)dfrg.msc
Disk Managementdiskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Managerdiskpart
Display Propertiescontrol desktop
Display Propertiesdesk.cpl
Display Properties (XP Appearance Tab Preselected, Windows 8 Personalization > Color and Appearance)control color
Display (Scaling)DpiScaling.exe
DNS Management Console (if installed)dnsmgmt.msc
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility (Now Windows 8)drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utilityverifier
Ease of Access Centerutilman
Event Viewereventvwr.msc
Files and Settings Transfer Toolmigwiz
File Signature Verification Toolsigverif
Findfast (XP Only)findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed)firefox
Folder Sharing Managementfsmgmt.msc
Folders Properties (XP only)folders
Fontscontrol fonts
Fonts Folderfonts
Font Viewerfontview
FTPftp
Free Cell Card Game (if installed)freecell
Gateway Services for Netware (if installed)nwc.cpl
Game Controllersjoy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)gpedit.msc
Group Policy Management Console (Domain)gpmc.msc
Hearts Card Game (if installed)mshearts
Help and Support (XP only)helpctr
Home Path (display)%homepath%
Home Folder / Drive (display)%homedrive%
HyperTerminal (if installed (Removed in Windows 7)hypertrm
Iexpress Wizardiexpress
Import Windows Contactswabmig
Indexing Service (XP only)ciadv.msc
Infrared Port properties (only if device installed)Irprops.cpl
Internet Connection Wizard (XP only)icwconn1
Internet Exploreriexplore
Internet Information Servicesiis.msc
Internet Propertiesinetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard (XP only)inetwiz
Java Control Panel (if installed)jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (if installed)javaws
Keyboard Propertiescontrol keyboard
Local Group Policy Editorgpedit.msc
Local Security Policysecpol.msc
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr.msc
Log on Server (display)%logonserver%
Logs You Out Of Windowslogoff
Malicious Software Removal Toolmrt
Microsoft Access (if installed)msaccess
Microsoft Chatwinchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed)excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed)frontpg
Microsoft Mail Post Office (XP only)wgpocpl.cpl
Microsoft Movie Makermoviemk
Microsoft Outlook (if installed)outlook
Microsoft Paintmspaint
Microsoft Picture Manager (if installed)ois
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed)powerpnt
Microsoft Word (if installed)winword
Microsoft Syncronization Toolmobsync
Minesweeper Game (if installed)winmine
Mouse Propertiescontrol mouse
Mouse Propertiesmain.cpl
Narrator Settingsnarrator
Nero (if installed)nero
Netmeeting (XP only)conf
Network Connectionscontrol netconnections
Network Connectionsncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard (XP only)netsetup.cpl
Notepadnotepad
Nview Desktop Manager (if installed)nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager (XP only)packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator (XP only)odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboardosk
Opens AC3 Filter (if installed)ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express (XP only)msimn
Paintpbrush
Password Properties (XP only_password.cpl
PCMCIA card properties (if installed)main.cpl pc card
Pen and Touchtabletpc.cpl
People Near Mecollab.cpl
Performance Monitorperfmon.msc
Performance Monitorperfmon
Phone and Modem Optionstelephon.cpl
Phone Dialerdialer
Pinball Game (if installed)pinball
Power Configurationpowercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxescontrol printers
Printers Folder (XP only)printers
Private Character Editoreudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed)quicktime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed)quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed)realplay
Regional Settingsintl.cpl
Registry Editorregedit
Registry Editorregedit32
Remote Access Phonebookrasphone
Remote Desktopmstsc
Removable Storage (XP only)ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests (XP only)ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policyrsop.msc
Set Program Access and Computer Defaultscomputerdefaults.exe
Scanwiaacmgr
Scanners and Cameras (XP only)sticpl.cpl
Screen Resolutiondesk.cpl
Scheduled Taskscontrol schedtasks
Security Centerwscui.cpl
Servicesservices.msc
Shared Foldersfsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windowsshutdown
Sounds and Audiommsys.cpl
Speech Properties (XP only)sapi.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game (if installed)spider
SQL Client Configurationcliconfg
System Configuration Editor (XP only)sysedit
System Configuration Utilitymsconfig
System Informationmsinfo32
System Management Properties (XP only)smscfg.cpl
System Propertiessysdm.cpl
System Properties (advanced tab)SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe
System Restorerstrui.exe
Task Managertaskmgr
Telnettelnet
Tempraray Folder (open)%temp%
TCP Tester (XP only)tcptest
Telnet Clienttelnet
Tweak UI (if installed)tweakui
User Accountsnetplwiz.exe
User Account Management (XP only)nusrmgr.cpl
User Profiles%allusersprofiles%
Utility Manager (XP only in later versions Ease of Access Center)utilman
User Profile (open)%userprofile%
Volume Mixersndvol.exe
Windows Address Book (XP only in newer versions opens Contacts)wab
Windows 7 File Recoverysdclt.exe
Windows Address Book Import Utilitywabmig
Windows Backup Utility (XP/2003 and earlier)ntbackup
Widows Directory%windir%
Windows Explorerexplorer
Windows Features (turn on or off)optionalfeatures.exe
Windows Firewallfirewall.cpl
Windows Magnifiermagnify
Windows Management Infrastructurewmimgmt.msc
Windows Management Instrumentationwmic
Windows Media Playerwmplayer
Windows Messenger (if installed)msmsgs
Windows Messaging (if installed)mlcfg32.cpl
Windows Picture Import Wizard (XP only – need a camera connecting)wiaacmgr
Windows Security Center (XP SP2 only)wsciu.cpl
Windows Script Hostwscript
Windows System Security Toolsyskey
Windows Update Launches (XP only)wupdmgr
Windows Versionwinver
Windows XP Tour Wizard (XP only)tourstart
Wordpadwrite

 

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