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List of Run Commands in Windows 8


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List of Run Commands in Windows 8

Windows 8, the latest OS from Microsoft comes with many new features and improvements over Windows 7. Run commands are commands in Windows, which allows you to quickly access features and applications which are default in Windows. For example, if you want to access computer management tool in Windows, instead of using the Control panel to open it, you can use the run command compmgmt.msc and open it quickly. These run commands are available for almost all settings available in Windows control panel.

Similar to Windows 7, here is the list of run commands for Windows 8.

Run command

Please note that these commands will also work on Windows 8.

Program/System Settings NameRun Command
Open documents folderdocuments
Open Videos foldervideos
Open Downloads Folderdownloads
Open Favorites Folderfavorites
Open Recent Folderrecent
Log off from Windowslogoff
Open Pictures Folderpictures
Windows Sideshowcontrol.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsSideshow
Windows CardSpacecontrol.exe /name Microsoft.cardspace
Windows Anytime UpgradeWindowsAnytimeUpgradeui
Taskbar and Start Menucontrol.exe /name Microsoft.TaskbarandStartMenu
Troubleshootingcontrol.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
User Accountscontrol.exe /name Microsoft.UserAccounts
Adding a new 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
Date and Timetimedate.cpl
Default Locationlocationnotifications
Device Managerdevmgmt.msc
Device Managerhdwwiz.cpl
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
EFS REKEY Wizardrekeywiz
Encrypting File System Wizardrekeywiz
Event Viewereventvwr.msc
Fax Cover Page Editorfxscover
File Signature Verificationsigverif
Font Viewerfontview
Game Controllersjoy.cpl
Getting Startedgettingstarted
IExpress Wizardiexpress
Infraredirprops.cpl
Install or Uninstall Display Languageslusrmgr
Internet Exploreriexplore
Internet Optionsinetcpl.cpl
iSCSI Initiator Configuration Tooliscsicpl
iSCSI Initiator Propertiesiscsicpl
Language Pack Installerlpksetup
Local Group Policy Editorgpedit.msc
Local Security Policysecpol.msc
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr.msc
Location Activitylocationnotifications
Magnifiermagnify
Malicious Software Removal Toolmrt
Manage Your File Encryption Certificatesrekeywiz
Math Input Panelmip
Microsoft Management Consolemmc
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Toolmsdt
Mousemain.cpl
NAP Client Configurationnapclcfg.msc
Narratornarrator
Network Connectionsncpa.cpl
New Scan Wizardwiaacmgr
Notepadnotepad
ODBC Data Source Administratorodbcad32
ODBC Driver Configurationodbcconf
On-Screen Keyboardosk
Paintmspaint
Pen and Touchtabletpc.cpl
People Near Mecollab.cpl
Performance Monitorperfmon.msc
Performance Optionssystempropertiesperformance
Phone and Modemtelephon.cpl
Phone Dialerdialer
Power Optionspowercfg.cpl
Presentation Settingspresentationsettings
Print Managementprintmanagement.msc
Printer Migrationprintbrmui
Printer User Interfaceprintui
Private Character Editoreudcedit
Problem Steps Recorderpsr
Programs and Featuresappwiz.cpl
Protected Content Migrationdpapimig
Region and Languageintl.cpl
Registry Editorregedit
Registry Editorregedt32
Remote Access Phonebookrasphone
Remote Desktop Connectionmstsc
Resource Monitorresmon
Resource Monitorperfmon /res
Resultant Set of Policyrsop.msc
SAM Lock Toolsyskey
Screen Resolutiondesk.cpl
Securing the Windows Account Databasesyskey
Servicesservices.msc
Set Program Access and Computer Defaultscomputerdefaults
Share Creation Wizardshrpubw
Shared Foldersfsmgmt.msc
Snipping Toolsnippingtool
Soundmmsys.cpl
Sound Recordersoundrecorder
SQL Server Client Network Utilitycliconfg
Sticky Notesstikynot
Stored User Names and Passwordscredwiz
Sync Centermobsync
System Configurationmsconfig
System Configuration Editorsysedit
System Informationmsinfo32
System Propertiessysdm.cpl
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 Action Centerwscui.cpl
Windows Activation Clientslui
Windows Anytime Upgrade Resultswindowsanytimeupgraderesults
Windows CardSpaceinfocardcpl.cpl
Windows Disc Image Burning Toolisoburn
Windows DVD Makerdvdmaker
Windows Easy Transfermigwiz
Windows Explorerexplorer
Windows Fax and Scanwfs
Windows Featuresoptionalfeatures
Windows Firewallfirewall.cpl
Windows Firewall with Advanced Securitywf.msc
Windows Journaljournal
Windows Media Playerdvdplay
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
Windows Update Standalone Installerwusa
Windows Versionwinver
WMI Managementwmimgmt.msc
WordPadwrite
XPS Viewerxpsrchvw

If you know of any other commands, please do share it, we will list them here.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Pingback: [How To] Add Run Command to Windows 8 Start Menu

  2. devnullius

    February 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Hihi – I know one you forgot… Something you totally forgot to begin with 🙂

    From: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7997.0.html and originally from: http://www.technoon.com/how-to-open-run-command-in-windows-8.html

    Ready? The Run…. command for Run… is… run! :>

    Search (windows 8) for ‘run’ and you will get a “run” app you can pin and run anyway you’d like 🙂

    How else can Windows 8 users use this excellent list of run commands… :p

    Thank you & Peace :>

    Devvie

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  3. ntbobnot

    March 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I would like to point out that there are 2 odbcad32.exe file. One is in System32 for 32 bit applications and one in SysWOW64 for 64 bit apps.

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