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Windows XP “156 Run Commands”

Do you use the Run feature in Windows XP? For most, this feature remains unused (or rarely used). Why is that? Well, First off nearly all of the Run Commands Correspond to a particular Control Panel Item or a Utility, Tool or Task that can be accessed through Windows.

There are, however, tools and utilities that I bet you never knew you had that can be accessed through the Run feature. The main reason most people don’t use the Run feature is because they don’t know the Commands. So, to solve that problem, I decided to put together the following listing, which lists 156 Run Commands and what they correspond too…

The shortcut to RUN command is “Windows Key + R

Run Commands:

Accessibility Controls: access.cpl

Accessibility Wizard : accwiz

Add Hardware Wizard: hdwwiz.cpl

Add/Remove Programs: appwiz.cpl

Administrative Tools: control admintools

Adobe Acrobat (if installed): acrobat

Adobe Designer (if installed): acrodist

Adobe Distiller (if installed): acrodist

Adobe ImageReady (if installed): imageready

Adobe Photoshop (if installed): photoshop

Automatic Updates: wuaucpl.cpl

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard: fsquirt

Calculator: calc

Certificate Manager: certmgr.msc

Character Map: charmap

Check Disk Utility: chkdsk

Clipboard Viewer: clipbrd

Command Prompt: cmd

Component Services: dcomcnfg

Computer Management: compmgmt.msc

Control Panel: control

Date and Time Properties: timedate.cpl

DDE Shares: ddeshare

Device Manager: devmgmt.msc

Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*: directx.cpl

Direct X Troubleshooter: dxdiag

Disk Cleanup Utility: cleanmgr

Disk Defragment: dfrg.msc

Disk Management: diskmgmt.msc

Disk Partition Manager: diskpart

Display Properties: control desktop

Display Properties: desk.cpl

Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected): control color

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility: drwtsn32

Driver Verifier Utility: verifier

Event Viewer: eventvwr.msc

Files and Settings Transfer Tool: migwiz

File Signature Verification Tool: sigverif

Findfast: findfast.cpl

Firefox (if installed): firefox

Folders Properties: control folders

Fonts: control fonts

Fonts Folder: fonts

Free Cell Card Game: freecell

Game Controllers: joy.cpl

Group Policy Editor (XP Prof): gpedit.msc

Hearts Card Game: mshearts

Help and Support: helpctr

HyperTerminal: hypertrm

Iexpress Wizard: iexpress

Indexing Service: ciadv.msc

Internet Connection Wizard: icwconn1

Internet Explorer: iexplore

Internet Properties: inetcpl.cpl

Internet Setup Wizard: inetwiz

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration): ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents): ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents): ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections): ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections): ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS): ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID): ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID): ipconfig /setclassid

Java Control Panel (If Installed): jpicpl32.cpl

Java Control Panel (If Installed): javaws

Keyboard Properties: control keyboard

Local Security Settings: secpol.msc

Local Users and Groups: lusrmgr.msc

Logs You Out Of Windows: logoff

Malicious Software Removal Tool: mrt

Microsoft Access (if installed): access.cpl

Microsoft Chat: winchat

Microsoft Excel (if installed) : excel

Microsoft Frontpage (if installed): frontpg

Microsoft Movie Maker: moviemk

Microsoft Paint: mspaint

Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) : powerpnt

Microsoft Word (if installed): winword

Microsoft Syncronization Tool: mobsync

Minesweeper Game: winmine

Mouse Properties: control mouse

Mouse Properties: main.cpl

Nero (if installed): nero

Netmeeting: conf

Network Connections: control netconnections

Network Connections: ncpa.cpl

Network Setup Wizard: netsetup.cpl

Notepad notepad: Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed): nvtuicpl.cpl

Object Packager: packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator: odbccp32.cpl

On Screen Keyboard: osk

Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed): ac3filter.cpl

Outlook Express: msimn

Paint: pbrush

Password Properties: password.cpl

Performance Monitor: perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor: perfmon

Phone and Modem Options: telephon.cpl

Phone Dialer: dialer

Pinball Game: pinball

Power Configuration: powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes: control printers

Printers Folder: printers

Private Character Editor: eudcedit

Quicktime (If Installed): QuickTime.cpl

Quicktime Player (if installed): quicktimeplayer

Real Player (if installed): realplay

Regional Settings: intl.cpl

Registry Editor: regedit

Registry Editor: regedit32

Remote Access Phonebook: rasphone

Remote Desktop mstsc, Removable Storage: ntmsmgr.msc

Removable Storage Operator Requests: ntmsoprq.msc

Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof): rsop.msc

Scanners and Cameras: sticpl.cpl

Scheduled Tasks: control schedtasks

Security Center: wscui.cpl

Services: services.msc

Shared Folders: fsmgmt.msc

Shuts Down Windows: shutdown

Sounds and Audio: mmsys.cpl

Spider Solitare Card Game: spider

SQL Client Configuration: cliconfg

System Configuration Editor: sysedit

System Configuration Utility: msconfig

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately): sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot): sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot): sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting): sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache): sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x): sfc /cachesize=x

System Information: msinfo32

System Properties: sysdm.cpl

Task Manager: taskmgr

TCP Tester: tcptest

Telnet Client: telnet

Tweak UI (if installed): tweakui

User Account Management: nusrmgr.cpl

Utility Manager: utilman

Windows Address Book: wab

Windows Address Book Import Utility: wabmig

Windows Backup Utility (if installed): ntbackup

Windows Explorer: explorer

Windows Firewall: firewall.cpl

Windows Magnifier: magnify

Windows Management Infrastructure: wmimgmt.msc

Windows Media Player: wmplayer

Windows Messenger: msmsgs

Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected): wiaacmgr

Windows System Security Tool: syskey

Windows Update Launches: wupdmgr

Windows Version (to show which version of windows): winver

Windows XP Tour Wizard: tourstart

Wordpad: write

Windows XP, Run Command, Tips and Tricks, Microsoft, Shortcuts

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