Windows RUN Command Shortcuts

Calc – Calculator

Cmd – Opens a new Command Window (cmd.exe)

Charmap – Character Map

Chkdisk – use to verifying:-

  1. files
  2. indexes
  3. bad sectors
  4. security descriptors
  5. error in volume bitmap

Cleanmgr – Cleans up hard drives (disk cleanup)
Clipbrd – Windows Clipboard viewer

Control – open Control Panel
Dcomcnfg – component services

Debug – Assembly language programming tool
Defrag – Defragmentation tool (*)

Drwatson – Records programs crash & snapshots
Dxdiag – DirectX Diagnostic Utility

Explorer – My document
Ftp – ftp.exe program

Hostname – Returns Computer’s name (*)
Ipconfig – Displays windows IP configuration for all network adapters

MMC – Microsoft Management Console
Msconfig – system configuration utility (use to edit startup files )

Msinfo32 – Microsoft System Information Utility

Mspaint-Opens’s Microsoft Paint

Nbtstat – Displays protocol stats. and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP (*)

Netstat – Displays all active network connections (*)
Nslookup- Returns your local DNS server (*)

Ping – Sends data to a specified host/IP
Regedit – Registry Editor

Regsvr32 – register/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX
Regwiz – Reistration wizard

Sfc – Sytem File Checker
Sndrec32 – Sound Recorder

Sndvol32 – Displays Master Volume
Sysedit – system configuatin editor (autoexec.bat, config.sys, win.ini,system.ini)

Taskmgr – Task manager
Telnet – Displays Telnet client

Tracert – Traces and displays all paths required to reach an internet host (*)

  • symbolize these commands are used inside command mode like c:\ command

Microsoft Management Console ( msc file extension )

certmgr.msc – Certificate Manager

ciadv.msc – Indexing Service
compmgmt.msc – Computer management

devmgmt.msc – Device Manager
dfrg.msc – Defragment

diskmgmt.msc – Disk Management
fsmgmt.msc – Shared Folder Management

eventvwr.msc – Event Viewer
gpedit.msc – Group Policy

lusrmgr.msc – Local Users and Groups
ntmsmgr.msc – Removable Storage

perfmon.msc – Performance Manager
secpol.msc – Local Security Policy

services.msc – System Services
wmimgmt.msc – Windows Management infrastructure

Control Panel extension ( cpl file extension )

access.cpl – Accessibility Options

hdwwiz.cpl – Add New Hardware Wizard
appwiz.cpl – Add/remove Programs

timedate.cpl – Date and Time Properties
desk.cpl – Display Properties

inetcpl.cpl – Internet Properties
joy.cpl – Game controllers

main.cpl keyboard – Keyboard Properties
main.cpl – Mouse Properties

ncpa.cpl – Network Connections
telephon.cpl – Local Information (Phone and Modem options)

powercfg.cpl – Power option properties
intl.cpl – Regional Language options

mmsys.cpl – Sounds and Audio Device Properties
sysdm.cpl – System Properties

nusrmgr.cpl – User Accounts
firewall.cpl – Firewall Settings

wscui.cpl – Security Center

Windows Environment Commands

%ALLUSERSPROFILE% – Open the All User’s Profile

%HomeDrive% – Opens your home drive e.g. C:\
%UserProfile% – Opens you User’s Profile

%temp% Opens – temporary file Folder
%systemroot% – Opens Windows folder

Wupdmgr – Microsoft Windows Update


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