Windows Run Commands Cheat Sheet

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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. Here is 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 NameRun Command
About Windowswinver
Add a Devicedevicepairingwizard
Add Hardware Wizardhdwwiz
Advanced User Accountsnetplwiz
Authorization Managerazman.msc
Backup and Restoresdclt
Bluetooth File Transferfsquirt
Calculatorcalc
Certificatescertmgr.msc
Change Computer Performance Settingssystempropertiesperformance
Change Data Execution Prevention Settingssystempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Change Printer Settingsprintui
Character Mapcharmap
ClearType Tunercttune
Color Managementcolorcpl
Command Promptcmd
Component Servicescomexp.msc
Component Servicesdcomcnfg
Computer Managementcompmgmt.msc
Computer Managementcompmgmtlauncher
Connect to a Network Projectornetproj
Connect to a Projectordisplayswitch
Control Panelcontrol
Create A Shared Folder Wizardshrpubw
Create a System Repair Discrecdisc
Credential Backup and Restore Wizardcredwiz
Data Execution Preventionsystempropertiesdataexecutionprevention (remove this)
Default Locationlocationnotificationwindows
Device Managerdevmgmt.msc
Device Pairing Wizarddevicepairingwizard
Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizardmsdt
Digitizer Calibration Tooltabcal
DirectX Diagnostic Tooldxdiag
Disk Cleanupcleanmgr
Disk Defragmenterdfrgui
Disk Managementdiskmgmt.msc
Displaydpiscaling
Display Color Calibrationdccw
Display Switchdisplayswitch
DPAPI Key Migration Wizarddpapimig
Driver Verifier Managerverifier
Ease of Access Centerutilman
Encrypting File System Wizardrekeywiz (doesn’t work on Windows 10)
Event Viewereventvwr
Fax Cover Page Editorfxscover
File Signature Verificationsigverif
Getting Startedgettingstarted (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
IExpress Wizardiexpress
Import to Windows Contactswabmig*
iSCSI Initiator Configuration Tooliscsicpl
iSCSI Initiator Propertiesiscsicpl
Language Pack Installerlpksetup
Local Group Policy Editorgpedit
Local Security Policysecpol
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr.msc
Location Activitylocationnotifications (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
Magnifiermagnify
Malicious Software Removal Toolmrt
Manage Your File Encryption Certificatesrekeywiz (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
Math Input Panelmip*
Microsoft Management Consolemmc
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Toolmsdt
NAP Client Configurationnapclcfg (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
Narratornarrator
New Scan Wizardwiaacmgr
Notepadnotepad
ODBC Data Source Administratorodbcad32
ODBC Driver Configurationodbcconf
On-Screen Keyboardosk
Paintmspaint
Performance Monitorperfmon
Performance Optionssystempropertiesperformance
Phone Dialerdialer
Presentation Settingspresentationsettings (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
Print Managementprintmanagement (doesn’t work)
Printer Migrationprintbrmui (doesn’t work)
Printer User Interfaceprintui
Private Character Editoreudcedit
Problem Steps Recorderpsr
Protected Content Migrationdpapimig
Registry Editorregedit
Remote Access Phonebookrasphone
Remote Desktop Connectionmstsc
Resource Monitorresmon
Resultant Set of Policyrsop (doesn’t work)
Securing the Windows Account Databasesyskey
Servicesservices
Set Program Access and Computer Defaultscomputerdefaults
Share Creation Wizardshrpubw
Shared Foldersfsmgmt.msc
Snipping Toolsnippingtool
Sound Recordersoundrecorder (doesn’t work in Winows 10)
SQL Server Client Network Utilitycliconfg (doesn’t work)
Sticky Notesstikynot (doesn’t work)
Stored User Names and Passwordscredwiz
Sync Centermobsync
System Configurationmsconfig
System Configuration Editorsysedit (This command doesn’t work in the 64-bit version of Windows.)
System Informationmsinfo32
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 Restorerstrui
Tablet PC Input Paneltabtip*
Task Managertaskmgr
Task Schedulertaskschd.msc
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Managementtpm.msc
User Account Control Settingsuseraccountcontrolsettings
Utility Managerutilman
Version Reporter Appletwinver
Volume Mixersndvol
Windows Activation Clientslui
Windows Anytime Upgrade Resultswindowsanytimeupgraderesults (doesn’t work)
Windows Contactswab*
Windows Disc Image Burning Toolisoburn
Windows DVD Makerdvdmaker* (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
Windows Easy Transfermigwiz*
Windows Explorerexplorer
Windows Fax and Scanwfs
Windows Featuresoptionalfeatures
Windows Firewall with Advanced Securitywf.msc
Windows Help and Supportwinhlp32
Windows Journaljournal* (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
Windows Media Playerwmplayer*
Windows Memory Diagnostic Schedulermdsched
Windows Mobility Centermblctr
Windows Picture Acquisition Wizardwiaacmgr
Windows PowerShellpowershell*
Windows PowerShell ISEpowershell_ise*
Windows Remote Assistancemsra
Windows Repair Discrecdisc
Windows Script Hostwscript
Windows Updatewuapp (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
Windows Update Standalone Installerwusa
WMI Managementwmimgmt.msc
WMI Testerwbemtest
WordPadwrite
XPS Viewerxpsrchvw (doesn’t work in Windows 10)
Access Screen Resolution pagedesk.cpl
Access Mouse propertiesmain.cpl
Access Windows Action Centerwscui.cpl
Access Network Adaptersncpa.cpl
Access Power Optionpowercfg.cpl
Access the Programs and Features Windowappwiz.cpl
Access the System Propertiessysdm.cpl
Access the Windows Firewallfirewall.cpl
 *You cannot run these commands from a command prompt or the search box.