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Complete Guide To Your Windows System Run Commands

Run commands can be used to access various aspects of your computer without going through the Control Panel or menus. If you’re in the process of tweaking your system so it becomes more responsive, you may find these commands useful.

NOTE: This guide applies to Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.


Windows Run Commands​

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 . Before modifying any values within these utilities, however, be sure to read up on what they do.

NOTE: The Run app is not case sensitive.

CommandWhat It Does
CommandOpens the command prompt.
Compmgmt.mscOpens the computer management console.
Devmgmt.mscOpens the device manager.
Diskmgmt.mscOpens the disk management tool.
Eventvwr.mscOpens the event viewer.
Fsmgmt.mscOpens shared folders.
Gpedit.mscOpens the group policy editor.
Lusrmgr.mscOpens the local users and groups.
Mailto:Opens the default email client.
MsconfigOpens the system configuration utility.
Msinfo32Opens the system information utility.
Perfmon.mscOpens the performance monitor.
RegeditOpens the registry editor.
Rsop.mscOpens resultant set of policy.
Secpol.mscOpens local security settings.
Services.mscOpens services utility.
System.iniWindows loading information.
Win.iniWindows loading information.
WinverShows current version of Windows.

Control Panel Access Run Commands​

The following commands access various parts of the Control Panel directly:
CommandWhat It Does
Appwiz.cplAdd/Remove Programs
Timedate.cplDate/Time Properties
Desk.cplDisplay Properties
FontsFonts Folder
Inetcpl.cplInternet Properties
Main.cpl keyboardKeyboard Properties
Main.cplMouse Properties
Mmsys.cplMultimedia Properties
Mmsys.cpl soundsSound Properties
Sysdm.cplSystem Properties

Happy learning.
 

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