Windows run commands

Constantly working with various Windows versions means that you have to hunt for the same function in different locations. For example finding computer name is distinctly different for a user on XP and Windows 7  . Or Windows 8 . The solution – use run commands . This list complied during my early days of tech support over the phone helps get to the window you desire especially for telephone diagnostics. Not sure where I collected them about 4  years ago but would gladly attribute credit to the original author if found.  Apparently there is the obligatory wikipedia entry now as well.

For Mac users , a userful post is available on leftcolumn website.

Otherwise, here is the full list for windows

-  Proper Spreadsheet [via Google Docs] http://goo.gl/fhgu8

- Or to see them all  hit read more  below

Windows Run Commands Updated 06.10.12

To Access…. Run Command
1 Accessibility Controls   –> access.cpl
2 Accessibility Wizard –> accwiz
3 Add Hardware Wizard –> hdwwiz.cpl
4 Add/Remove Programs  –> appwiz.cpl
5 Administrative Tools –> control admintools
6 Adobe Acrobat (if installed) –> acrobat
7 Adobe Designer (if installed) –> formdesigner
8 Adobe Distiller (if installed) –> acrodist
9 Adobe ImageReady (if installed) –> imageready
10 Adobe Photoshop (if installed) –> photoshop
11 Automatic Updates –> wuaucpl.cpl
12 Bluetooth Transfer Wizard –> fsquirt
13 Calculator –> calc
14 Certificate Manager –> certmgr.msc
15 Character Map –> charmap
16 Check Disk Utility –> chkdsk
17 Clipboard Viewer –> clipbrd
18 Command Prompt –> cmd
19 Component Services –> dcomcnfg
20 Computer Management –> compmgmt.msc
21 Control Panel –> control
22 Date and Time Properties  –> timedate.cpl
23 DDE Shares –> ddeshare
24 Device Manager –> devmgmt.msc
25 Direct X Control Panel (if installed)* –> directx.cpl
26 Direct X Troubleshooter –> dxdiag
27 Disk Cleanup Utility –> cleanmgr
28 Disk Defragment –> dfrg.msc
29 Disk Management –> diskmgmt.msc
30 Disk Partition Manager –> diskpart
31 Display Properties –> control desktop
32 Display Properties –> desk.cpl
33 Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) –> control color
34 Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility –> drwtsn32
35 Driver Verifier Utility –> verifier
36 Event Viewer –> eventvwr.msc
37 Files and Settings Transfer Tool –> migwiz
38 File Signature Verification Tool –> sigverif
39 Findfast –> findfast.cpl
40 Firefox (if installed) –> firefox
41 Folders Properties –> folders
42 Fonts –> control fonts
43 Fonts Folder –> fonts
44 Free Cell Card Game –> freecell
45 Game Controllers  –> joy.cpl
46 Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) –> gpedit.msc
47 Hearts Card Game –> mshearts
48 Help and Support –> helpctr
49 HyperTerminal –> hypertrm
50 Iexpress Wizard –> iexpress
51 Indexing Service –> ciadv.msc
52 Internet Connection Wizard –> icwconn1
53 Internet Explorer –> iexplore
54 Internet Properties  –> inetcpl.cpl
55 Internet Setup Wizard –> inetwiz
56 IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) –> ipconfig /all
57 IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) –> ipconfig /displaydns
58 IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) –> ipconfig /flushdns
59 IP Configuration (Release All Connections) –> ipconfig /release
60 IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) –> ipconfig /renew
61 IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) –> ipconfig /registerdns
62 IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) –> ipconfig /showclassid
63 IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) –> ipconfig /setclassid
64 Java Control Panel (if installed) –> jpicpl32.cpl
65 Java Control Panel (if installed) –> javaws
66 Keyboard Properties –> control keyboard
67 Local Security Settings –> secpol.msc
68 Local Users and Groups –> lusrmgr.msc
69 Logs You Out Of Windows –> logoff
70 Malicious Software Removal Tool –> mrt
71 Microsoft Access (if installed) –> msaccess
72 Microsoft Chat –> winchat
73 Microsoft Excel (if installed) –> excel
74 Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) –> frontpg
75 Microsoft Movie Maker –> moviemk
76 Microsoft Paint –> mspaint
77 Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) –> powerpnt
78 Microsoft Word (if installed) –> winword
79 Microsoft Syncronization Tool –> mobsync
80 Minesweeper Game –> winmine
81 Mouse Properties –> control mouse
82 Mouse Properties –> main.cpl
83 Nero (if installed) –> nero
84 Netmeeting –> conf
85 Network Connections –> control netconnections
86 Network Connections –> ncpa.cpl
87 Network Setup Wizard –> netsetup.cpl
88 Notepad –> notepad
89 Nview Desktop Manager (if installed) –> nvtuicpl.cpl
90 Object Packager –> packager
91 ODBC Data Source Administrator –> odbccp32.cpl
92 On Screen Keyboard –> osk
93 Opens AC3 Filter (if installed) –> ac3filter.cpl
94 Outlook Express –> msimn
95 Paint –> pbrush
96 Password Properties –> password.cpl
97 Performance Monitor –> perfmon.msc
98 Performance Monitor –> perfmon
99 Phone and Modem Options  –> telephon.cpl
100 Phone Dialer –> dialer
101 Pinball Game –> pinball
102 Power Configuration  –> powercfg.cpl
103 Printers and Faxes –> control printers
104 Printers Folder –> printers
105 Private Character Editor –> eudcedit
106 Quicktime (If Installed) –> QuickTime.cpl
107 Quicktime Player (if installed) –> quicktimeplayer
108 Real Player (if installed) –> realplay
109 Regional Settings  –> intl.cpl
110 Registry Editor –> regedit
111 Registry Editor –> regedit32
112 Remote Access Phonebook –> rasphone
113 Remote Desktop –> mstsc
114 Removable Storage –> ntmsmgr.msc
115 Removable Storage Operator Requests –> ntmsoprq.msc
116 Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) –> rsop.msc
117 Scanners and Cameras –> sticpl.cpl
118 Scheduled Tasks –> control schedtasks
119 Security Center –> wscui.cpl
120 Services –> services.msc
121 Shared Folders –> fsmgmt.msc
122 Shuts Down Windows –> shutdown
123 Sounds and Audio  –> mmsys.cpl
124 Spider Solitare Card Game –> spider
125 SQL Client Configuration –> cliconfg
126 System Configuration Editor –> sysedit
127 System Configuration Utility –> msconfig
128 System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) –> sfc /scannow
129 System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At The Next Boot) –> sfc /scanonce
130 System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) –> sfc /scanboot
131 System File Checker Utility (Return Scan Setting To Default) –> sfc /revert
132 System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) –> sfc /purgecache
133 System File Checker Utility (Sets Cache Size to size x) –> sfc /cachesize=x
134 System Information –> msinfo32
135 System Properties  –> sysdm.cpl
136 Task Manager –> taskmgr
137 TCP Tester –> tcptest
138 Telnet Client –> telnet
139 Tweak UI (if installed) –> tweakui
140 User Account Management –> nusrmgr.cpl
141 Utility Manager –> utilman
142 Windows Address Book –> wab
143 Windows Address Book Import Utility –> wabmig
144 Windows Backup Utility (if installed) –> ntbackup
145 Windows Explorer –> explorer
146 Windows Firewall –> firewall.cpl
147 Windows Magnifier –> magnify
148 Windows Management Infrastructure –> wmimgmt.msc
149 Windows Media Player –> wmplayer
150 Windows Messenger –> msmsgs
151 Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) –> wiaacmgr
152 Windows System Security Tool –> syskey
153 Windows Update Launches –> wupdmgr
154 Windows Version (to show which version of windows) –> winver
155 Windows XP Tour Wizard –> tourstart
156 Wordpad –> write

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