Run commands are using to access various aspects of your computer without going through the Control Panel or menus. To use any of these commands, go to Start Run or use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key+R. Then enter a command at the prompt and select OK.

Description Run Command
Accessibility Optionsutilman
control access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizardhdwwiz
Administrative Toolscontrol admintools
Advanced User Accounts Control Panelnetplwiz
Authorization Managerazman.msc
Automatic Updatecontrol wuaucpl.cpl
Backup and Restore Utilitysdclt
Bluetooth Transfer Wizardfsquirt
Certificate Managercertmgr.msc
Character Mapcharmap
Check Disk Utilitychkdsk
Clear Type (tune or turn off)cttune
Color Managementcolorcpl.exe
Command Promptcmd
Component Servicesdcomcnfg
Computer ManagementCompMgmtLauncher.exe
Control Panelcontrol
Credential (passwords) Backup and Restore Wizardcredwiz
DVD Playerdvdplay
Data Execution PreventionSystemPropertiesDataExecutionPrevention
Date and Time Propertiestimedate.cpl
Device Managerhdwwiz
Device Pairing WizardDevicePairingWizard
Digitizer Calibration Tool (Tablets/Touch screens)tabcal
Direct X Control Panel (if installed)directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooterdxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utilitycleanmgr
Disk Defragmenterdfrgui
Disk Managementdiskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Managerdiskpart
Display Color Calibrationdccw
Display DPI / Text sizedpiscaling
Display Properties (Color & Appearance)control color
Display Properties (Resolution, Orientation)desk.cpl
Display Properties (Themes, Desktop, Screensaver)control desktop
Documents (open ‘My Documents’ folder)documents
Downloads (open ‘Downloads’ folder)downloads
Driver Verifier Utilityverifier
Edit Environment Variablesrundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables
Encrypting File System Wizard (EFS)rekeywiz
Event Viewereventvwr.msc
Excel (Microsoft Office)Excel
File Signature Verification Tool (Device drivers)sigverif
Files and Settings Transfer Tool%systemroot%\system32\migwiz\migwiz.exe
Firewall Control Panelfirewall.cpl
Folders Propertiescontrol folders
Font previewfontview arial.ttf
Fonts listcontrol fonts
Game Controllersjoy.cpl
IP Configurationipconfig
Internet Propertiesinetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Propertiescontrol keyboard
Language Pack Installerlpksetup
Local Group Policy Editorgpedit.msc
Local Security Policysecpol.msc
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr.msc
Log outlogoff
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Toolmrt
Microsoft Management Consolemmc
Microsoft Paintmspaint
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Toolmsdt
Mouse Propertiescontrol mouse
Network Connectionscontrol netconnections
ODBC Data Source Admin
Default ODBC driver:
32-bit ODBC driver under 64-bit platform:

ODBC configuration – Install/configure MDAC driversodbcconf
OOB Getting Startedgettingstarted
On Screen Keyboardosk
Password – Create a Windows Password Reset Disk (USB)“C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe” keymgr.dll,PRShowSaveWizardExW
Pen and Touch (Tablet/Pen input configuration)tabletpc.cpl
Performance Monitorperfmon.msc
Phone Dialerdialer
Phone and Modem Optionstelephon.cpl
Power Configurationpowercfg.cpl and powercfg.exe
Powerpoint (Microsoft Office)powerpnt
Presentation SettingsPresentationSettings
Print Management (.msc)PrintManagement
Printer Migration (backup/restore)printbrmui and printbrm.exe
Printer user interface (List all printui.dll options)printui
Printers and Faxescontrol printers
Private Character Editoreudcedit
Problem Steps Recorderpsr
Program Access and Computer Defaults – browser / email / mediacomputerdefaults
Programs and Features
(Add New Programs)
(Add Remove Windows Components)
(Set Program Access & Defaults )
control appwiz.cpl,,1
control appwiz.cpl,,2
control appwiz.cpl,,3
Connect to Network Projector
Switch projector display

Regional Settings – Language, Date/Time format, keyboard locale.intl.cpl
Registry Editorregedit
Remote Assistancemsra
Remote Desktopmstsc
Resource Monitorresmon
Resultant Set of Policyrsop.msc
Scheduled Taskscontrol schedtasks
Screenshot Snipping Toolsnippingtool
Security Centerwscui.cpl
Settings (Windows 10)ms-settings:
Shared Folder Wizardshrpubw
Shared Foldersfsmgmt.msc
Shut Down Windowsshutdown
Software Licensing/Activationslui
Sound Recordersoundrecorder
Sound Volumesndvol
Sounds and Audiommsys.cpl
Syncronization Tool (Offline files)mobsync
System Configuration Utilitymsconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan/Purge)sfc
System Informationmsinfo32
System Propertiessysdm.cpl SystemProperties
sysdm.cpl DisplaySYSDMCPL
System Properties – AdvancedSystemPropertiesAdvanced
System Properties – HardwareSystemPropertiesHardware
System Properties – PerformanceSystemPropertiesPerformance
System Repair – Create a System Repair Discrecdisc
System Restorerstrui
Task Managertaskmgr
Task Schedulertaskschd.msc
Telnet Clienttelnet
Trusted Platform Module Initialization WizardtpmInit
User Account Control (UAC) SettingsUserAccountControlSettings

User Accounts (Autologon)
control userpasswords2
User Profiles – Edit/Change typeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditUserProfiles
Windows Disc Image Burning Toolisoburn C:\movies\madmax.iso
Windows Explorerexplorer.exe
Windows Featuresoptionalfeatures
Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Windows Image Acquisition (scanner)wiaacmgr
Windows Magnifiermagnify
Windows Management Infrastructurewmimgmt.msc
Windows Memory Diagnostic Schedulermdsched
Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PCs only)mblctr
Windows PowerShellpowershell
Windows PowerShell ISEpowershell_ise
Windows Script Host (VBScript)wscript NAME_OF_SCRIPT.VBS
Windows Security Action Centerwscui.cpl
Windows System Security Tool. Encrypt the SAM database.
(Boot password.)
Windows Updatewuapp
Windows Update Standalone Installerwusa
Windows Version (About Windows)winver
Word (Microsoft Office)winword
iSCSI Initiator configurationiscsicpl