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Complete List of RUN Commands in Windows & Application Names

Complete List of RUN Commands in Windows & Application Names

by Naveed A LodhiSeptember 1, 2013

Well people get stuck if they are attacked with viruses or in any way can’t access different Applications in Windows. Sometimes it gets too much difficult to find the commands to start the applications directly without using mouse is somewhat interesting. Run command for a program in Windows different versions can be very useful if you’d like to start a program from a script file or if you only have access to a command line interface.

For example, If you have Microsoft Word installed (Any version of Microsoft Office®) rather by searching or clicking the start icon, locating the Microsoft Office folder and then clicking the Microsoft Word. You can use the Windows Run instead to access the application directly. Just Click Start and Click Run or to access more fastly (Window Key + R) button and type winword and press enter, Microsoft Word will open immediately.

Here is some of the compiled useful Complete list of RUN Commands in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 for your ease, quick and faster access.

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Complete List of Run Commands in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 8.1

Description of Applications

Run Command

32-bit ODBC driver under 64-bit platform = C:\windows\sysWOW64\ odbcad32.exe
64 bit ODBC driver under 64-bit platform = C:\windows\system32\ odbcad32.exe
Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Accessibility Options control access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard accwiz
Adapter Troubleshooter (Vista/Win7) AdapterTroubleshooter
Add Features to Windows 8 Win8 windowsanytimeupgradeui
Add Hardware Wizard Win8 hdwwiz
Add New Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs (Add New Programs) control appwiz.cpl,,1
Add/Remove Programs (Add Remove Windows Components) control appwiz.cpl,,2
Add/Remove Programs (Set Program Access & Defaults ) control appwiz.cpl,,3
Administrative Tools control admintools
Administrative Tools control admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed) acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed) imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed) photoshop
Advanced Startup Options Win8 bootim
Advanced User Accounts Control Panel (Vista/Win7/Win8) Netplwiz
Assembly language programming tool debug
Authorization Manager (Vista/Win7) azman.msc
Authorization Manager Win8 azman
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Backup and Restore Status & Utility (Vista/Win7/Win8) sdclt
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Buy a Product Key Online Win8 purchasewindowslicense
C: Drive c:
Calculator calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Certificates Win8 certmgr OR certlm
Change Computer Performance Settings Win8 systempropertiesperformance
Change Data Execution Prevention Settings Win8 systempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Change Printer Settings Win8 printui
Character Map charmap
Check Disk Utility (XP) / Repair damaged files chkdsk
ClearType Tuner Win8 cttune
Color Management colorcpl
Command Prompt cmd
Compare Files comp
Component Services Win8 comexp
Computer Management (Vista/Win7) CompMgmtLauncher
Computer Management (XP) compmgmt.msc
Computer Management Win8 compmgmt
Computer Management Win8 compmgmtlauncher
Configuration to edit startup files msconfig
Connect to a Network Projector Win8 netproj1
Connect to a Projector Win8 displayswitch
Control Panel control
Control Panel control
Create a shared folder Wizard (Vista/Win7/Win8) shrpubw
Create a System Repair Disc (Vista/Win7/Win8) recdisc
Credential (passwords) Backup and Restore Wizard (Vista/Win7/Win8) credwiz
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
DCOM user security / Component Services dcomcnfg
DDE Shares ddeshare
Default Location Win8 locationnotifications
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Device Manager Win8 devmgmt
Device Pairing Wizard Win8 devicepairingwizard
Digitizer Calibration Tool Win8 tabcal
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
DirectAcesss Properties Win8 daprop
DirectX Diagnostic Tool Win8 dxdiag
DirectX Diagnostic Utility dxdiag
Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
Disk Defragmenter (Vista) dfrgui
Disk Defragmenter (XP) dfrg.msc
Disk Defragmenter / Defragmentation tool defrag
Disk Defragmenter Win8 dfrgui
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
Disk Management Win8 diskmgmt
Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Display all active network connections netstat
Display Color Calibration Win8 dccw
Display full path to the command processor (cmd.exe) %ComSpec%
Display IP configuration winipcfg
Display logon server credentials %LogonServer%
Display Properties desk.cpl
Display Properties (Appearance tab) control color
Display Properties (Themes tab) control desktop
Display stats and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP nbtstat
Display Switch Win8 displayswitch
Display various system information in text console systeminfo
Display Win8 dpiscaling
DPAPI Key Migration Wizard Win8 dpapimig
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32
Driver Package Installer (Vista/Win7) dpinst
Driver Verifier Manager Win8 verifier
Driver Verifier Utility verifier
DVD Player dvdplay
Ease of Access Center Win8 utilman
EFS REKEY Wizard Win8 rekeywiz
Encrypting File System REKEY Wizard – Manage Your File Encryption Certificates Win8 rekeywiz
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
Event Viewer Win8 eventvwr
Fax Cover Page Editor Win8 fxscover
File History Win8 filehistory
File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
Files and Settings Transfer Tool migwiz
Findfast findfast.cpl
Findfast findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed) firefox
Firewall Control Panel (Vista/Win7) FirewallControlPanel
Firewall Settings (sp2) firewall.cpl
Firewall Settings (Vista/Win7) FirewallSettings
Flash Player Settings Manager Win8 flashplayerapp
Folder Sharing Management fsmgmt.msc
Folders Properties control folders
Font Viewer Win8 fontview2
Fonts control fonts
Fonts Folder fonts
Free Cell Card Game freecell
ftp.exe program ftp
Game / Joystick Controllers joy.cpl
Graphical font viewer fontview
Group Policy (XP Pro only) gpedit.msc
Hard Drives Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
Hearts Card Game mshearts
Help and Suppport helpctr
Hyperterminal hypertrm
IExpress – Turn a cmd/vbs script into an   installer .exe file C:\Windows\System32\iexpress.exe\
Iexpress Wizard iexpress
Import to Windows Contacts Win8 wabmig3
Indexing Service ciadv.msc
Install or Uninstall Display Languages Win8 lusrmgr
Internet Connection Wizard icwconn1
Internet Explorer Win8 iexplore3
Internet Information Services iis.msc
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard inetwiz
IP Configuration ipconfig
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig /setclassid
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ipconfig /renew
iSCSI Initiator Configuration & Properties Tool (Vista/Win7/Win8) iscsicpl
ISDN Configuration Wizard cfgwiz32
Java Control Panel (If Installed) javaws
Java Control Panel (If Installed) jpicpl32.cpl
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
Keyboard Properties main.cpl keyboard
Kill processes using command line interface taskkill
Language Pack Installer (Vista/Win7/Win8) lpksetup
Local Group Policy Editor Win8 gpedit
Local Security Policy Win8 secpol
Local Security Settings secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Location Activity Win8 locationnotifications
Logs You Out Of Windows logoff
Malicious Software Removal Tool Win8 mrt
Math Input Panel Win8 mip3
Microsoft Access (if installed) msaccess
Microsoft Chat winchat
Microsoft Command-line Loader for Java classes jview
Microsoft Excel (if installed) excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) frontpg
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
Microsoft Management Console mmc
Microsoft Movie Maker moviemk
Microsoft Narrator narrator
Microsoft Paint mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) powerpnt
Microsoft Powerpoint* powerpnt
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool Diagnostics Troubleshooting  (Vista/Win7/Win8) msdt
Microsoft Syncronization Center + Tool mobsync
Microsoft System Information Utility msinfo32
Microsoft Word (if installed) winword
Minesweeper Game winmine
Mouse Properties control mouse
Mouse Properties main.cpl
MS-Dos Editor edit
MSN Messenger* msnmsgr
NAP Client Configuration Win8 napclcfg
Nero (if installed) nero
Net Configurations mscorcfg.msc
Netmeeting conf
Network Connections control netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Network Properties ncpl.cpl
Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
New Scan Wizard Win8 wiaacmgr
Notepad (Vista/Win7/Win8) notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
ODBC Data Source Administrator (Vista/Win7/Win8) odbcad32
ODBC Driver Configuration Win8 odbcconf
On-Screen Keyboard (Vista/Win7/Win8) osk
Open All User’s Profile %AllUsersProfile%
Open Application Data folder of the logged-in user %AppData%
Open Common Files directory %CommonProgramFiles%
Open home drive e.g. C:\ %HomeDrive%
Open Program Files directory (installed programs of Windows and others) %ProgramFiles%
Open Recycle Bin shell:recyclebinfolder
Open Temporary File folder %Temp%
Open the drive where the system folder is placed %SystemDrive%
Open user’s home folder %HomePath%
Open User’s Profile %UserProfile%
Open Windows directory %WinDir%
Open Windows folder %SystemRoot%
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express msimn
Paint pbrush
Password Properties password.cpl
Performance Monitor (Vista/Win7/Win8) perfmon
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer dialer
Phone Dialer dialer
Pinball Game pinball
Power Configuration Management powercfg.cpl
Presentation Settings Win8 presentationsettings
Print Management Win8 printmanagement
Printer Migration Win8 printbrmui
Printer User Interface Win8 printui
Printers and Faxes control printers
Printers Folder printers
Private Character Editor eudcedit
Protected Content Migration Win8 dpapimig
Quicktime (If Installed) QuickTime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed) quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed) realplay
Record program crash & snapshots drwatson
Recovery Drive Win8 recoverydrive
Reduced version of Taskkill from Windows XP Home tskill
Refresh Your PC Win8 systemreset
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Register/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX regsvr32
Registration wizard regwiz
Registry Editor regedit
Registry Editor regedit32
Registry Editor Win8 regedt324
Reliability and Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
Remote Access Phonebook Win8 rasphone
Remote Desktop mstsc
Remote Desktop Connection Win8 mstsc
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
Resource Monitor Win8 resmon OR perfmon /res
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Pro only) rsop.msc
Resultant Set of Policy Win8 rsop
Return Computer’s name hostname
Return your local DNS server nslookup
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Securing the Windows Account Database Win8 syskey
Security Center (sp2) wscui.cpl
Send data to a specified host/IP ping
Services Win8 services
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults Win8 computerdefaults
Shared Folders Win8 fsmgmt
Sharing Session rtcshare
Show hostname cmd /k hostname
Show IP Config cmd /ipconfig
Shut Down Windows shutdown
Simple chat program for Windows networks winchat
Snipping Tool Win8 snippingtool
Software Licensing User Information /Activation (Vista/Win7/Win8) slui
Sound Properties mmsys.cpl sounds
Sound Recorder sndrec32
Sound Recorder (Vista/Win7/Win8) soundrecorder
Sound Volume Mixer (Vista/Win7/Win8) sndvol
Sounds and Audio Device Properties mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game spider
SQL Server Client Configuration Network Utility cliconfg
Steps Recorder Win8 psr
Sticky Notes Win8 stikynot
Sync Center Win8 mobsync
System Configuration Editor sysedit
System Configuration Editor for system startup files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, etc.) sysedit
System Configuration Editor Win8 sysedit5
System Configuration Utility Win8 msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan/Purge) sfc
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x
System Properties sysdm.cpl
System Properties (Advanced Tab) Win8 systempropertiesadvanced
System Properties (Computer Name Tab) Win8 systempropertiescomputername
System Properties (Hardware Tab) Win8 systempropertieshardware
System Properties (Remote Tab) Win8 systempropertiesremote
System Properties (System Protection Tab) Win8 systempropertiesprotection
System Properties (Vista/Win7) SystemPropertiesAdvanced, SystemPropertiesComputerName,
SystemPropertiesPerformance,SystemPropertiesProtection, SystemPropertiesRemote
System Restore Win8 rstrui
System Services services.msc
Task Manager (Vista/Win7/Win8) taskmgr
Task Manager Win8 launchtm
Task Scheduler Win8 taskschd
TCP Tester tcptest
Telnet Client telnet
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Win8 tabtip3
Trace and display all paths required to reach an internet host tracert
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Management Win8 tpm
Trusted Platform Module Initialization Wizard (Vista/Win7) TpmInit
Tweak UI (if installed) tweakui
User Account Control Settings Win8 useraccountcontrolsettings
User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl
User Accounts (Autologon) control userpasswords2
Utility Manager utilman
Version Reporter Applet Win8 winver
Volume control for soundcard sndvol32
Windows Address Book wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility wabmig
Windows Anytime Upgrade Results Win8 windowsanytimeupgraderesults
Windows Backup Utility (if installed) ntbackup
Windows Clipboard viewer clipbrd
Windows Contacts Win8 wab3
Windows Disc Image Burning Tool Win8 isoburn
Windows Easy Transfer Win8 migwiz3
Windows Error Reports wercon
Windows Explorer explorer
Windows Fax and Scan Win8 wfs
Windows Features (Vista/Win7/Win8) optionalfeatures
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (Vista/Win7) wf.msc
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Win8 wf
Windows Help and Support Win8 winhlp32
Windows Image Acquisition (scanner)(Vista/Win7) wiaacmgr
Windows Internet Explorer iexplore
Windows Journal Win8 journal3
Windows Magnifier magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player Win8 dvdplay
Windows Media Player Win8 wmplayer3
Windows Media Player wmplayer
Windows Memory Diagnostic Scheduler Win8 mdsched
Windows Messenger msmsgs
Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PCs only)(Vista/Win7) mblctr
Windows Picture Acquisition Wizard Win8 wiaacmgr
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) wiaacmgr
Windows PowerShell ISE Win8 powershell_ise
Windows PowerShell Win8 powershell
Windows Remote Assistance (Vista/Win7/Win8) msra
Windows Script Host Settings (Vista/Win7/Win8) wscript
Windows Security Center wscui.cpl
Windows SmartScreen Win8 smartscreensettings
Windows Store Cach Clear Win8 wsreset
Windows System Security Tool syskey
Windows Update (Vista/Win7/Win8) wuapp
Windows Update Manager wupdmgr
Windows Update Standalone Installer (Vista/Win7/Win8) wusa
Windows Version (About  Windows) winver
Windows Version (to show which version of windows) winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard tourstart
WMI Management Win8 wmimgmt
WMI Tester Win8 wbemtest
Wordpad wordpad
Wordpad (Vista/Win7/Win8) write
XPS Viewer Win8 xpsrchvw


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