List of shortcut commands you can type into the Run dialog

Press Windows Key + R to open RUN dialog Box.

Highlighted ones are my favourite, may be they’ll become yours too 🙂

Run Calculatorcalc
Run Command Promptcmd
Run Firefox (if installed)firefox
Run Internet Exploreriexplore
Run Microsoft Word (if installed)winword
Run Microsoft Excel (if installed)excel
Run Microsoft Outlook (if installed)outlook
Run Notepadnotepad
Run Wordpadwordpad
Open Control PanelControl
Open Program Files folder%programfiles%
Shutdown Windowsshutdown
Restart Windowsshutdown -r  or
Shutdown -r -t 0
(to restart immediately in 0 secs)
Log Off Windowslogoff
Registry Editorregedit
Task Managertaskmgr
Windows Update Launcheswupdmgr


Below are a list of commands you can type into the Run dialog, split into several categories: programs, control panels, computer administration tools, and special folders.


Character Mapcharmap
Check Disk Utilitychkdsk
Clipboard Viewerclipbrd
Free Cellfreecell
Hearts Cardmshearts
Microsoft Chatwinchat
On Screen Keyboardosk
Remote Desktopmstsc
Spider Solitarespider
Telnet Clienttelnet
Windows Magnifiermagnify

Control Panels

Accessibility Controlsaccess.cpl
Add Hardware Wizardhdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programsappwiz.cpl
Administrative Toolscontrol admintools
Automatic Updateswuaucpl.cpl
Date and Timetimedate.cpl
Display Propertiesdesk.cpl
Folders Propertiescontrol folders
Fontscontrol fonts
Fonts Folderfonts
Game Controllersjoy.cpl
Internet Propertiesinetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Propertiescontrol keyboard
Mouse Propertiescontrol mouse
Network Connectionscontrol netconnections
Network Setup Wizardnetsetup.cpl
ODBC Data Source Administratorodbccp32.cpl
Password Propertiespassword.cpl
Phone and Modem Optionstelephon.cpl
Power Configurationpowercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxescontrol printers
Printers Folderprinters
Regional Settingsintl.cpl
Scanners and Camerassticpl.cpl
Security Centerwscui.cpl
Sounds and Audiommsys.cpl
User Account Managementnusrmgr.cpl
Windows Firewallfirewall.cpl

Computer Administration Tools

Computer Managementcompmgmt.msc
Device Managerdevmgmt.msc
Disk Cleanup Utilitycleanmgr
Disk Defragmentdfrg.msc
Disk Managementdiskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Managerdiskpart
Dr. Watson System Troubleshootingdrwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utilityverifier
Event Viewereventvwr.msc
Group Policy Editorgpedit.msc
Local Security Settingssecpol.msc
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr.msc
Performance Monitorperfmon
Resultant Set of Policyrsop.msc
Scheduled Taskscontrol schedtasks
Shared Foldersfsmgmt.msc
System Configuration Editorsysedit
System Configuration Utilitymsconfig
Utility Managerutilman
Windows System Security Toolsyskey

Computer Administration Tools

Application Data Folder%appdata%
Home Directory Drive%homedrive%
Home Directory%homepath%
Shared Home Directory%homeshare%
Temporary Folder%temp%
Windows Root Drive%systemdrive%
Windows Root Directory%windir%