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Run command and list of commands to use in run dialog


To open run dialog:

1. Start menu > Run...

2. Keyboard shortcut: Win + R


List of useful commands that you can use in Run dialog:

Run Command Prompt cmd
Run Firefox (if installed) firefox
Run Internet Explorer iexplore
Run Microsoft Word (if installed) winword
Run Microsoft Excel (if installed) excel
Run Microsoft Outlook (if installed) outlook
Run Calculator calc
Run Notepad notepad
Run Wordpad wordpad
Open Control Panel control panel
Open Program Files folder %programfiles%
Shutdown Windows shutdown
Restart Windows shutdown -r
Log Off Windows logoff
Registry Editor regedit
Task Manager taskmgr
Remote Desktop mstsc
Telnet Client telnet
Date and Time timedate.cpl
Folders Properties control folders
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Network Connections control netconnections
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
System Configuration Editor sysedit
System Configuration Utility msconfig


Note: run command can be more than one word, eg: "control schedtasks" or contain a param, eg shutdown -r.

Note2: One of the strengths of the Run command is its ability to do almost everything the command line can do.  However, if you run a program that outputs something and exits, that the output will only show up for a few seconds and then disappear. Eg: for ipconfig command. If you type that into Run, it would open a command prompt, run the ipconfig command, and then close because the command finished running. To fix use cmd and then type ipconfig into the command prompt.


See http://productivity.ben61a.com/windows/run.php#10 for complete list

Created on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 by Andrew Sin