Windows XP Run Commands and Shortcuts

Windows XP Home / Pro Run Commands and Short Cuts

How To - Click Start, Click Run (or simply use the shortcut Windows logo+R) and enter the command Click OK

Run commands
IP Configuration
Management Console

Windows Environment Commands
General keyboard shortcuts

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
Shortcut keys for Character Map
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts
MMC console window keyboard shortcuts
Remote desktop connection navigation
Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation
Some useful ALT codes
Microsoft Office run commands
Changing permissions of subfolders

Run commands

accwiz - Accessibility Wizard
c: - C: Drive
calc - Calculator
Run DCOM User Security
cfgwiz32 - ISDN Configuration Wizard
cleanmgr - Clean up hard drives
cliconfg - SQL Client Configuration
clipbrd - Windows Clipboard viewer
cmd - Open a new Command Window (cmd.exe)
cmd /ipconfig - Show IP Config
cmd /k hostname - Show hostname
comp - Compare Files
control - Control Panel

control admintools - Administrative Tools
control color - Display Properties (Appearance tab) DCOM User Security control desktop - Display Properties (Themes tab)
control folders - Folders Properties
control fonts - Fonts
control keyboard - Keyboard Properties
control mouse - Mouse Properties
control netconnections - Network Connections
control printers - Printers and Faxes
control schedtasks - Scheduled Tasks
dcomcnfg - DCOM user security
ddeshare - DDE Shares
debug - Assembly language programming tool
defrag - Defragmentation tool
diskpart - Disk Partition Manager
drwatson - Record program crash & snapshots
drwtsn32 - Dr.Watson System Troubleshooting Utility
dxdiag - DirectX Diagnostic Utility
edit - MS-Dos Editor
eudcedit - Private Character Editor
explorer - Windows Explorer
Run Performance Monitor fonts - Fonts Folder
fontview - Graphical font viewer
freecell - Free Cell Card Game
fsquirt - Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
ftp - ftp.exe program
helpctr - Help and Suppport
hostname - Return Computer's name
hypertrm - Hyperterminal
charmap - Character Map
chkdsk - Repair damaged files
iexplore - Windows Internet Explorer
Performance Monitor iexpress - Iexpress Wizard
inetwiz - Internet Setup Wizard
jview - Microsoft Command-line Loader for Java classes
logoff - Log Out Of Windows
magnify - Windows Magnifier
migwiz - Files and Settings Transfer Tool
mmc - Microsoft Management Console
mobsync - Microsoft Syncronization Tool
moviemk - Microsoft Movie Maker
mrt - Malicious Software Removal Tool
msconfig - Configuration to edit startup files
mshearts - Hearts Card Game
msimn - Outlook Express
msinfo32 - Microsoft System Information Utility
mstsc - Remote Desktop
narrator - Microsoft Narrator
nbtstat - Display stats and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP
Run Object Packagernetstat - Display all active network connections
notepad - notepad
nslookup - Return your local DNS server
odbcad32 - ODBC Data Source Administrator
osk - On Screen Keyboard
packager - Object Packager
pbrush - Paint
perfmon - Performance Monitor
pinball - Pinball Game
ping - Send data to a specified host/IP
printers - Printers Folder
Object Packagerregedit - Registry Editor
regsvr32 - Register/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX
regwiz - Registration wizard
rtcshare - Sharing Session
sfc /cachesize=x - System File Checker (Set Cache Size to size x)
sfc /purgecache - System File Checker (Purge File Cache)
sfc /revert - System File Checker (Return to Default Setting)
sfc /scanboot - System File Checker (Scan On Every Boot)
sfc /scannow - System File Checker (Scan Immediately)
sfc /scanonce - System File Checker (Scan Once At Next Boot)
shell:recyclebinfolder - Open Recycle Bin
shrpubw - Create a shared folder Wizard
shutdown - Shuts Down Windows
sigverif - File Signature Verification Tool
sndrec32 - Sound Recorder
Run Windows Update Managersndvol32 - Volume control for soundcard
spider - Spider Solitare Card Game
sysedit - Edit system startup files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, etc.)
syskey - Windows System Security Tool
systeminfo - Display various system information in text console
taskkill - Kill processes using command line interface
taskmgr - Task manager
tcptest - TCP Tester
telnet - Telnet program
Windows Update Managertracert - Trace and display all paths required to reach an internet host
tskill - Reduced version of Taskkill from Windows XP Home
utilman - Utility Manager
verifier - Driver Verifier Utility
wab - Windows Address Book
wabmig - Windows Address Book Import Utility
winchat - Simple chat program for Windows networks
winipcfg - Display IP configuration
winmine - Minesweeper Game
winver - Windows Version
wmplayer - Windows Media Player
wordpad - Wordpad
wscript - Windows Script host settings
wupdmgr - Windows Update

IP Configuration

ipconfig /all - Display Connection Configuration
Display Connection Configuration ipconfig /displaydns - Display DNS Cache Contents
ipconfig /flushdns - Delete DNS Cache Contents
ipconfig /registerdns - Refresh DHCP and Re-register DNS
ipconfig /release - Release All Connections
ipconfig /renew - Renew All Connections
ipconfig /setclassid - Modify DHCP Class ID
ipconfig /showclassid - Display DHCP Class ID

Management Console

certmgr.msc - Certificate Manager
Open Certificate Manager 1ciadv.msc - Indexing Service
compmgmt.msc - Computer Management
devmgmt.msc - Device Manager
dfrg.msc - Disk Defragmenter
diskmgmt.msc - Disk Management
eventvwr.msc - Event Viewer
fsmgmt.msc - Folder Sharing Management
gpedit.msc - Group Policy (XP Pro only)
iis.msc - Internet Information Services
Certificate Managerlusrmgr.msc - Local Users and Groups
mscorcfg.msc - Net Configurations
ntmsmgr.msc - Removable Storage 
ntmsoprq.msc - Removable Storage Operator Requests
perfmon.msc - Performance Manager
rsop.msc - Resultant Set of Policy (XP Pro only)
secpol.msc - Local Security Policy
services.msc - System Services
wmimgmt.msc - Windows Management


access.cpl - Accessibility Options
Open Mouse Propertiesappwiz.cpl - Add/Remove Programs
desk.cpl - Display Properties
directx.cpl - Direct X Control Panel
firewall.cpl - Firewall Settings (sp2)
hdwwiz.cpl - Add New Hardware Wizard
inetcpl.cpl - Internet Properties
intl.cpl - Regional Settings
joy.cpl - Joystick Properties
main.cpl - Mouse Properties
Mouse Propertiesmain.cpl keyboard - Keyboard Properties
mmsys.cpl - Sounds and Audio Device Properties
mmsys.cpl sounds - Sound Properties
ncpa.cpl - Network Connections
ncpl.cpl - Network Properties
netsetup.cpl - Network Setup Wizard
nusrmgr.cpl - User Settings
odbccp32.cpl - ODBC Data Source Administrator
powercfg.cpl - Power Management
sysdm.cpl - System Properties
telephon.cpl - Phone and Modem Options
timedate.cpl - Date and Time Properties
wscui.cpl - Security Center (sp2)

Windows Environment Commands

%AllUsersProfile% - Open All User's Profile
%AppData% - Open Application Data folder of the logged-in user
%CommonProgramFiles% - Open Common Files directory
%ComSpec% - Display full path to the command processor (cmd.exe)
%HomeDrive% - Open home drive e.g. C:\
%HomePath% - Open user’s home folder
%LogonServer% - Display logon server credentials
%ProgramFiles% - Open Program Files directory (installed programs of Windows and others)
%SystemDrive% - Open the drive where the system folder is placed
%SystemRoot% - Open Windows folder
%Temp% - Open Temporary File folder
%UserProfile% - Open User's Profile
%WinDir% - Open Windows directory

General keyboard shortcuts

ALT+E - Edit Menu
ALT+ENTER - Display the properties of the selected object
ALT+ENTER - View the properties for the selected item
ALT+ESC - Cycle through items in the order they were opened
ALT+F - File Menu
ALT+F4 - Close the active item/Quit the active program/Bring up power/sleep dialog box
ALT+SPACEBAR - Display the System menu for the active window
ALT+SPACEBAR - Open the shortcut menu for the active window
ALT+TAB - Switch between the open items
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name - Display the corresponding menu
ALT+V - View Menu
BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
CTRL while dragging an item - Copy the selected item
CTRL+A - Select all
CTRL+C - Copy
CTRL+DOWN ARROW - Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph
CTRL+ESC - Display the Start menu
CTRL+F - Find text
CTRL+F4 - Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously
CTRL+H - Find and replace text
CTRL+LEFT ARROW - Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
CTRL+P - Print
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW - Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item - Create a shortcut to the selected item
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys - Highlight a block of text
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC - Open Task Manager
CTRL+UP ARROW - Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph
CTRL+V - Paste
CTRL+X - Cut
CTRL+Y - Redo undone
CTRL+Z - Undo
DELETE - Delete
ESC - Cancel the current task
F10 key - Activate the menu bar in the active program
F2 key - Rename the selected item
F3 key - Search for a file or a folder
F4 key - Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
F5 key - Update the active window
F6 key - Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
LEFT ARROW - Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
order that they had been opened
RIGHT ARROW - Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive - Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys - Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document
SHIFT+ALT - Toggle among installed keyboard languages
SHIFT+DELETE - Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
SHIFT+END - Highlights from current position to end of line
SHIFT+F10 - Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
SHIFT+HOME - Highlights from current position to beginning of line
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu - Perform the corresponding command

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.

ALT+Underlined letter - Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option
Arrow keys - Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
BACKSPACE - Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB - Move backward through the tabs
CTRL+TAB - Move forward through the tabs
ENTER - Perform the command for the active option or button
F1 key - Display Help
F4 key - Display the items in the active list
SHIFT+TAB - Move backward through the options
SPACEBAR - Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
TAB - Move forward through the options

Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts

Windows logo key - Display/Hide the Start menu
CTRL+Windows logo key+F - Search for computers
Windows logo key+L - Lock the keyboard/computer
Windows logo key+BREAK - Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key+D - Display the desktop
Windows logo key+E - Open My Computer
Windows logo key+F - Search for a file or a folder
Windows logo key+F1 - Display Windows Help
Windows logo key+M - Minimize all windows
Windows logo key+R - Open Run dialog box
Windows logo key+SHIFT+M - Restore minimized windows
Windows logo key+U - Open Utility Manager

Accessibility keyboard shortcuts

Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK - Switch the MouseKeys either on or off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN - Switch High Contrast either on or off
NUM LOCK for five seconds - Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off
Right SHIFT for eight seconds - Switch FilterKeys either on or off
SHIFT five times - Switch the StickyKeys either on or off
Windows Logo +U - Open Utility Manager

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

END - Display the bottom of the active window
HOME - Display the top of the active window
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) - Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) - Display the contents of the selected folder
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) - Collapse the selected folder
LEFT ARROW - Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder
RIGHT ARROW - Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder

Shortcut keys for Character Map

After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts
CTRL+END - Move to the last character
CTRL+HOME - Move to the first character
DOWN ARROW - Move down one row
END - Move to the end of the line
HOME - Move to the beginning of the line
LEFT ARROW - Move to the left or to the end of the previous line
PAGE DOWN - Move down one screen at a time
PAGE UP - Move up one screen at a time
RIGHT ARROW - Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line
SPACEBAR - Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected
UP ARROW - Move up one row

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts

ALT+A - Display the Action menu
ALT+F - Display the File menu
ALT+F4 - Close the console
ALT+O - Display the Favorites menu
ALT+SPACEBAR - Display the MMC window menu
ALT+V - Display the View menu
CTRL+M - Add or remove a console item
CTRL+N - Open a new console
CTRL+O - Open a saved console
CTRL+S - Save the open console
CTRL+W - Open a new window
F5 key - Update the content of all console windows

MMC console window keyboard shortcuts

ALT+ENTER - Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item
ALT+Minus sign (-) - Display the window menu for the active console window
CTRL+F10 - Maximize the active console window
CTRL+F4 - Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console
CTRL+F5 - Restore the active console window
F1 key - Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item
F2 key - Rename the selected item
F5 key - Update the content of all console windows
SHIFT+F10 - Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item

Remote desktop connection navigation

ALT+DELETE - Display the Windows menu
ALT+HOME - Display the Start menu
ALT+INSERT - Cycle through the programs in most recently used order
ALT+PAGE DOWN - Switch between programs from right to left
ALT+PAGE UP - Switch between programs from left to right
CTRL+ALT+BREAK - Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen
CTRL+ALT+END - Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box
CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) - Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) - Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.

Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation

CTRL+B - Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
CTRL+CTRL+P - Open the Print dialog box
CTRL+E - Open the Search bar
CTRL+F - Start the Find utility
CTRL+H - Open the History bar
CTRL+I - Open the Favorites bar
CTRL+L - Open the Open dialog box
CTRL+N - Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address
CTRL+O - Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L
CTRL+R - Update the current Web page
CTRL+W - Close the current window

Some useful ALT codes

ALT+0145 - Open curly single quote
ALT+0146 - Close curly single quote
ALT+0147 - Open curly double quote
ALT codes shotALT+0148 - Close curly double quote
ALT+0151 - Long Dash/Hyphen
ALT+0161 - Inverted exclamation mark
ALT+0191 - Inverted question mark
ALT+21 - Paragraph
ALT+33 - Exclamation mark
ALT+34 - Quotation mark
ALT+38 - Ampersand
ALT+39 - Apostrophe
ALT+40 - Open bracket
ALT+41 - Close bracket
ALT+42 - Asterisk
ALT+44 - Comma
ALT+45 - Dash/Hyphen
ALT+46 - Full Stop
ALT+47 - Slash
ALT+58 - Colon
ALT+59 - Semi-Colon
ALT+63 - Question mark
ALT+64 - @ sign
ALT+91 - Open square bracket
ALT+92 - Backslash
ALT+93 - Close square bracket

ALT+123 - Open curly bracket
ALT+125 - Close curly bracket

Note Some keyboard shortcuts may not work if StickyKeys is turned on in Accessibility Options, Some of the Terminal Services client shortcuts that are similar to the shortcuts in Remote Desktop Sharing is not available when you use Remote Assistance in Windows XP Home Edition.

Thanks to The New Tech for the original forum posting.

Microsoft Office run commands

If the Microsoft Office is installed you can use following run commands to run its components:

winword – Microsoft Word
excel – Microsoft Excel
powerpnt – Microsoft PowerPoint
msaccess – Microsoft Access
outlook – Microsoft Outlook
ois – Microsoft Picture Manager

Changing permissions of subfolders (more advancedcmd)

Run cmd, set up path to folder where you want to change permissions and execute this command:
CACLS * /T /e /p User:F
T - recursive
e - edit
p - set permission
User - user to whom you want to change permissions
F - full control
Note: If you are on Windows 7 or higher you need to Run cmd as Administrator (see image)

207 Responses to Windows XP Run Commands and Shortcuts

  1. biswanath

    good utility

  2. Brewster Chang

    How to send a file “deletion” command through Run Command?

  3. peter

    I don’t think that it’s possible to delete files via Run Command. You probably will need to use Command Prompt (cmd in Run) and there you just type “del filename”. If filename is with white space (e.g. Program Files) use double quotes (“”) to encapsulate the filename.

  4. lokesh

    These are very useful commands. Thanks.

  5. bob

    i think to delete a file from the run box you can if you like cheat by trying cmd.exe /k del filename /q
    i hope im right and that it helps

  6. Glenn

    Does anyone know how you setup new commands in the Run menu?

    ie. you can type “firefox”, “winword” or “excel” into the Run box and the applications open, but others won’t.

    There must be some way of linking applications with this path, maybe in the system registry?

    There’s no firefox.* files in my system path directories:
    Path=C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\Subversion\bin;c:\Program Files\Microsoft
    SQL Server\90\Tools\binn\

    Does anyone have any ideas?


  7. peter

    Hello Glenn,

    it’s quite simple. All you have to do is add a new key into Windows registry under

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

    with name of the command with .exe at the end. Into this key create a new string variable named “Path” and put as value path to directory with your executable. To a “(Default)” variable insert as value path to executable.

    Now just type name of your command (can be without .exe at the end) and enjoy. You even don’t have to restart the computer.

  8. Muthu-manoj

    This each every lines are helped me thank u

  9. Nick

    This is awesome, thanks very much.

  10. Vishal Chib

    Really gr8 work done!!!!

  11. kiruba

    I was searching for Xp shortcuts. Luckily i got all the shortcuts in single place.

    That was superb n nice..

    great going..

  12. Andrew Patey

    Anyone Know The Key In Command To See Everything Ever Done On Your PC

  13. satish

    Hey Peter ……
    thanks for that !

  14. niyaz

    thanx…really which is usefull

  15. kyaw swar

    thanks a lot for these commands.

  16. deepak

    what is the run command to open out look express

  17. Thank u, all the commands are so good. If any new commands related to Unix and any windows related please send to the above mentioned mail.

  18. slabster


  19. There are two important commands those are not listed in . They are Winchat.exe and Cmd>Systeminfo . Thus, the list is incomplete. Thank you!

  20. Pakaj D King

    This is the most useful thing I’ve ever found on net……….Thanx Pal

  21. david h

    is there a “Run Command” code that allows to instantly shut every program that is running?

  22. martinv

    Hello David,

    use taskkill.

    taskkill /?

    will get you all the information. You can create all kinds of selections using /FI filters specifying which processes will be killed.

    It’s hard to create a rule which will kill all the processes and not kill your whole Windows, though.

    This feature does not apply to Windows XP Home. You have to use more simple tskill there.

    Use it carefully!

  23. Shannon Wagner

    Thanks – you helped me find my Character Map!!

  24. kannan

    Thanks – you helped me

  25. Jason

    Sweet list. Thanks!

  26. Naresh

    Is there any “run command” to open Interner Explorer.

  27. Martin

    Hi Naresh,

    I tested this one on IE6 and IE7:

    “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”

    Don’t forget to include the quotes.

    Thank you,

  28. Chris

    Does anyone know how to run the setup file for a CD if it doesn’t run automatically?

  29. anand

    Thank you very good compilation

  30. Morris

    what it is shortcut for the office components such as word, excel,etc…..

  31. matej

    Hello Morris,

    you can run Microsoft Office components by following run commands from command line:

    winword – Microsoft Word
    excel – Microsoft Excel
    powerpnt – Microsoft PowerPoint
    msaccess – Microsoft Access
    outlook – Microsoft Outlook
    ois – Microsoft Picture Manager


  32. matej

    Hello Chris,

    you can run a setup file manually. You have to right click on cd(dvd)-rom in MyComputer and then click “Open”. Then you have to find a setup file.

    You can also click “AutoPlay” to execute autorun, when you right click on the cd(dvd)-rom.
    If autorun doesn’t work, you have to follow steps on for turn-on the AutoPlay feature.


  33. Pedro

    hola a todos..

    muy bueno el contenido..

    saben me gustaria saber los comandos de control de volumen(aumentar, disminuir, mute, etc…),
    me pueden ayudar …??


  34. matej

    Hello Pedro,

    Windows doesn’t have any mechanism to control sound volume by commands or key-shortcut.

    You have to download program for this issue. Here two program, which can help you:
    Mute control:
    You can switch on/off sound by command:
    "<mute.exe location>\mute.exe"
    Or you can switch on/off manually by command:
    "<mute.exe location>\mute.exe" on
    "<mute.exe location>\mute.exe" off
    Sound volume control:
    You can set from 0 to 100 per cent of sound volume by:
    "<setvol.exe location>\setvol.exe" 50 (This example set system sound volume to half)
    And finally You can increase or decrease volume by:
    "<setvol.exe location>\setvol.exe" +10 (increase sound volume by 10%)
    "<setvol.exe location>\setvol.exe" -10 (decrease sound volume by 10%)

    Key shortcuts:
    I recommend to create three shortcuts with targets:
    "<mute.exe location>\mute.exe"
    "<setvol.exe location>\setvol.exe" -10
    "<setvol.exe location>\setvol.exe" +10
    You can set key-shortcuts in properties of each shortcut. Shortcuts have to be placed in startmenu or desktop, otherwise they won’t work. You have to be careful in choosing key-shortcuts, because if another program uses your key-shortcut, your shortcut won’t work. If desktop shortcut is a shortcut to another shortcut, its key-shortcut won’t work too.

    You can also try another way for mutting sound volume by using a script. The method is described at the bottom of page

    I hope, that the information will be useful.


  35. rickmorris

    Also, add odbcad32.exe for the ODBC Data Source Administrator.

  36. Xdc

    hola busco la manera de enviar por mi propia red local el comando run a otros equipos para que ejecuten ciertos programas o conexiones a un equipo en particular ej.:


    y que vea los compartidos por ese equipo.

    hi there i’m looking the way to send the run windows others pcs over my lan like

    i pc1 send run windows to pc2 this way pc2 can c what i’m sharing

    is this possible?? i can’t find the filename for windows run.


  37. matej

    Hi Xdc,

    We don’t exactly know what do you mean.

    If you want to run windows from another computer from via your LAN, you can use WOL (wake on LAN) feature, which have to be supported by network card and motherboard. The feature allows to you wake up (when a computer is in hibernate state) or power on (when a computer is power off) via LAN. You have to download a WOL software for control the computers. There are many free WOL software on the Internet.

    The software needs some information (e.g. MAC address) to control power on or wake up computers.


  38. Xdc

    Thanks for reply

    the Question is, i’m in a college and i’m teacher i want to send students the run windows with the address of my shared folder e.g.
    and this run on every pc in class.

    thx in advance.
    sorry about my english i’m chilean and just try to type your language hehe.

  39. matej

    Hello Xdc,

    I think, that I finally undarstand your problem.

    You want to open the file manager windows on remote computers, you don’t want to run Windows OS there remotely.

    You can open window with path by writting a path to the run area in start menu or by writting command:
    explorer <the path>.
    Problem is, that it works only on your local computer.

    You have to download the program for remote program execution. You will need the same admin accounts on remote computers with simple password. The admin users may not be logged in remote computers when you will want to run applications remotely.
    You have to cheat a little bit, because when you will run explorer with path, no window will appeared. You have to run Internet Explorer with path.
    Here is command, which you have to write to command line:
    "<psExec_directory_path>\psexec.exe" -d -u <remote_adminUser_name> -p <remote_adminUser_password> -i <remote_computer_name(or comma separated names)> "c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" <Window_path>

    When you won’t use the switch -p with the password, then it will be requested from you after executing the command.

    Here is an example you can use:
    "C:\Documents and Settings\Teacher\My Documents\PsTools\psexec.exe" -d -u adminUser -i \\Student_1 "c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" \\Teachers_computer

    Don’t forget the quotes!

    I hope, that I helped you.


  40. Xdc

    hey Matej i’ve forget about pstools. i has used it before thx to remember me about it, thx for quick replies and for examples.

  41. Hello rick,

    thanks for suggestion, it’s added.

  42. Xdc

    here is another i use often.

    control userpasswords2

    isn’t listed here.

  43. sumit

    The information from “peter at November 28th, 2008 around 2:04 am” was very helpful.

    Thanx buddy

  44. wajid

    tell me how a password can be give to a folder.

  45. matej

    Hi wajid,

    here are three methods how you can protect your files and folders by password.

    1. You can use Windows encryption tool to protect your data. Encryption tool uses key, which is generated based on your account information. This method is very useful only in multi-user environment as you will never be asked to enter password.

    2. You can use Compressed folder by either Windows tool or third party archiving programs. In this case you will be always requested to enter password. However if you use windows tool, you can’t encrypt file names (you will see all files in protected folder, but you can’t open any file in it without password). If you want file names encryption, you should use third party archive program (e.g. 7zip, Winrar).

    3. You can use special software for access control to files and directories (e.g.Folder Password Expert or Protect Folder).


  46. Arvind Sinha

    What is the command for system restore point?
    rstrui.exe is not working in run.

  47. matej

    Hello Arvind Sinha,

    you have to write it with absolute path:


  48. neil

    i’ve learn a lot in this site. than you for that.. but may i ask if what is the shortcut ky in run command for Microsoft Word. :)

  49. matej

    Hi Neil,

    the answer is here.


  50. sandeep


    Its very useful


    sandeep patil

  51. Ram Naresh singh

    thanks a lot for help

  52. Rajkumar

    This is very use for me. I’m very lucky to get that shortcut commands. I’ll thank you very much.

  53. Muddussir Hafeez

    why will we get information of network connections? plz send me the answer..!!!

  54. matej

    Hi Muddussir,

    you can use netstat command.
    You will find more information about that command on this page.

    If you want to know more about network command you can look here.


  55. Rahul

    how can I reach in history folder through Run command?

    thanks in advance

  56. matej

    Hello Rahul,

    you must write cd %USERPROFILE%/Local Settings/History to command line.
    %USERPROFILE% is environment variable, which loads user’s profile folder (e.g. C:\documents and settings\{logged user name}).


  57. Bhupendra

    Can any body tell me what the run command key word for remotely accessing PC through LAN. I forgot it it was “ms….” something…
    help me reminding it


  58. matej

    Hi Bhupendra,

    I suppose that you meant mstsc (remote desktop application).


  59. Harjinder

    On single site I got all the shortcut commands of system that’s great

  60. hallo sagar

    These are very useful commands. Thanks

  61. Nickwiz

    Do not forget wmic, one of the more powerfull tools.

    Me love wmic :D

  62. Logeswaran

    Thank you very much
    I have got big help

  63. Anna

    It’s very usefull list of commands and I find a lot of interesting here. But could you help me?
    I need to run Firefox with known url, and then I need to export data from firebug (I think that I will use NetExport extension in this case). Is it possible at all? Probably my question is too complex, but I really need your help.

  64. Poornima

    A good utilization of time, reading this.. I believe it would help me save time while working with my PC…

    Here we spend less time to save more time

  65. Deepak

    hi this is amazing and helpful for all

  66. Sreejesh

    Thanks man.

    I wanted to disable many unwanted process to be loaded at booting time.
    But I forgot the command I used to execute.
    You helped me to find that.. ( msconfig :-) )
    This could be a good reference for many.
    Keep posting such useful info.

    Thank you very much

  67. abc

    how to clear temp configuration?

  68. matej

    Hi abc,

    try to run MS Disk Cleanup utility which can be executed from command line by cleanmgr.


  69. Parthiban M

    Very useful commands


  70. j

    I am new to using the cmd terminal. On the computer I’m on at the moment, when I open the terminal the cursor appears following the text
    C:\Documents and Settings\User>
    I’m not sure what to call this, my default location?directory?filepath?environment?
    In any case, I tried some of the commands I have seen on this page. A lot of them don’t seem to change my “location” so that after trying the command I can just try another one. But some do. For instance, after using nslookup it returns my cursor to a newline simply following the text
    Now if i try another command such as hostname, it doesn’t work giving me an error message saying hostname is a non-existent domain. Also, the command wmic someone mentioned (what is that) takes me to a different prompt.
    So far the only way I have found to get back to my original prompt (by hitting all the function buttons) is f6 which brings up the text ^Z and when i hit enter it returns me to my original prompt. However if i try typing this text manually including the capital z, even though it looks exactly the same, it doesn’t work! Why is this? Can someone help and/or direct me to a good website that explains the command terminal usage in more detail?
    Also, is there no copy/cut/paste in the terminal? I was trying to highlight text with ctrl-shift and arrow keys for copy paste but it doesn’t seem to work.

    Thanks in advance.

  71. matej

    Hello j,

    1. CMD starts in your user profile directory (C:\Documents and Settings\User).

    2. For simplicity, sometimes when you run a command through CMD( e.g.nslookup) can await user inputs (it should look like in your case “>”) If you want to use CMD again, you have to finish command (e.g. nslookup), which can be done by command exit (command exit is supported by nslookup), pressing ctrl + c or sending special character(^Z) by ctrl + z (this is the same as you did with F6). Try to use help when you are not sure.

    3. If you want to copy some text from command promt just do rightclick and choose Mark from menu, then highlight text which you want to copy and press ENTER key. Then you will have your text in clipboard. If you want to paste some text, choose paste from rightclick menu.


  72. Moon Light

    This is very helpful for me and save very much time.

  73. Cnd Hyd

    When i am use run commands in run dialog box that commands have saved permanently.

    Can u please tell me how to clear command history in run command dialog box

    Hardware Engineer

  74. matej

    Hello Cnd Hyd,

    you should use ALT + F7 key combination.


  75. sohrab

    these are very usfull shortcut keys thanks for made this web side thank you once again boss

  76. sholling

    Great set of commands. Every now and again I have to look up a run command or something else. This site has proved invaluable. What’s even more impressive though it how long you have kept the updates going. Kudos – and keep up the good work.

  77. ravi

    thanks for the helps me a lot
    thank u dude.

  78. Rk

    Thanks for these shortcuts key. These are very usefull in working with windows xp.

    rk sharma

  79. shray bahrgava

    its very good it helps me a lot.


  80. Pradeep


    I frequently go to the run dialog and type the command “telnet abcd” (abcd – just for an example).

    Now is there any way to set a short cut icon directly for that command? I understand that we can set a short cut icon for cmd prompt, but I dont know how to set a shortcut directly for a specific command..

  81. matej

    Hello Pradeep,

    you have to change path in target section of the shortcut according following pattern:
    <Windows Folder>\system32\cmd.exe /K <your command>, thus <Windows Folder>\system32\cmd.exe /K telnet abcd in your case.


  82. Machindra

    Very very Good & Useful keys for all types of Computer Operator.

  83. Tom

    When I open a shortcut, say to run eclipse, Windows always opens a cmd window to launch the app, and the window always hangs around.

    Some of my shortcuts don’t display this behavior, and I can’t tell why one does and another does not.

    But it would be nice if the shortcut window would immediately close after it launches the app. Is this something I can control?


  84. lovethemkd

    Some of my shortcuts don’t display this behavior, and I can’t tell why one does and another does not.

  85. matej

    Hello Tom,

    I have never noticed this behavior yet.
    Give me more information:

    • How did you create these shortcuts?
    • Could you give me more examples of applications which display this behavior, please? I would prefer applications that are installed in Windows by default.


  86. Abhyam singh

    all commands are useful
    but, some of the commands doesn’t work in windows xp sp3 such as(cfgwiz32,fontview,regewiz, sfc/scannow, sndvol32,iis.msc, mscorcfg.msc, ncpa.cpl, wscui.cpl).
    & what is shortcut key and run command for Close the active console window in windows xp sp3
    if anybody known these specific command please tell!

  87. Paul

    I was always waiting for windows to prompt me to clean up my temp files, etc. That one simple command in your list:

    Cleanmgr – Cleans up hard drives

    Works great and is a big help!!

    Thanks very very much

  88. Jon Paul

    Do you know of a way to have your run history go with you to another pc? Im a network tech and I use a variety of commands all the time, I hate having to retype them each time on a computer I have never been to or that has had the history erased. I want to make it where it comes with me to whatever PC i am on in the network. I know that I can export the reg file for RunMRU and i can merge it successfully to another pc but I want a logon script or something that does it for me. does anyone have any ideas or maybe ur good at writing scripts? I would appreciate any help in this matter, btw matej this is a wonderful thing you have done here and I for one appreciate it a lot. I use many of these cmds but i use WMIC cmds most often. you should show a few of them in this post aswell. at least the none destructive ones lol.

  89. frentz

    when I click start run dialog box does not show, how to create the run dialog box?

  90. Paul


    You can hold down the flag key and hit R.

  91. matej

    Hello Jon Paul,

    I don’t know whether I can help you. I don’t have big experience with writing scripts.

    You can try to write your own script. Here are some examples how can you work with registry items through VBScript language.

    You can also try to import your exported RunMRU key via network. Just open registry editor and use “connect network registry” option.


  92. Jon Paul

    Thanks matej I will look into the connect network reg option but I will probably have to do this manually for each PC i log into since I dont know from moment to moment which PC i will be working on. the vbscript option might work ill try that and post what happens later. Thanks for the response.

  93. matej

    Hello frentz,

    if run option is not shown in start menu go to “Taskbar and Start Menu Properties” then “startmenu” and click on Customize button. Make sure that “Display run” option is checked.


  94. riyas

    this is very userful for me……thanx

  95. virendra rawat

    very useful shortcuts..

  96. Jennifer

    Do you know the command to put at the end of a shortcut I create so that it automatically enters the password without stopping for me to do it.

    I need something to put at the end of this string to launch Rightfax under out ATLADMIN account so it wont prompt for the password each time it’s opened.

    C:\RightFax9.3client\Client\fuw32.exe -uatladmin

  97. Solaiman Ebrahimkhil

    It was very useful, thanks.

  98. matej

    Hello Jennifer,

    it depends on whether the program (fuw32.exe) allows you to put password during of its execution.

    I would like to help you, but I couldn’t find any documentations about the program.

    Try to execute the program from commandline by following way:
    C:\RightFax9.3client\Client\fuw32.exe -h
    You should see list of parameters of this program. If you find password parameter then you can execute the program with it and your password.

    If it doesn’t work please contact RightFax support.


  99. Mr Srikanth

    Thank you very much
    I have got big help and
    this is very userful for me……thans for lot

  100. chris

    thx for the info, very useful even if its a three year old post ;)

  101. mohd shuja

    Hello, I am mohd shuja and very thankful to you.

    But I have some questions to you please solve them:

    1. When we delete any data from the recycle bin it can be revered by data recovery, I want to delete it permanent using run command. I don’t want to use softwares like eraser etc.

    2. How to find all the username and password of my system’s folder,data etc.


  102. srikanth

    I was always waiting for windows to prompt me to clean up my temp files, etc. That one simple command in your list:

    Cleanmgr – Cleans up hard drives

    Works great and is a big help!!

    Thanks very very much

  103. ganesh baratam

    Hi,very good and useful shortcuts .And i have a small question, shall all these shortcuts work in windows7?

  104. matej

    Hello Mohd Shuja,

    I didn’t understand your second question, but I can help you with the first one.

    You can use cipher program, which is normally used for encrypting/decrypting files, but it has one special feature which allows you to write zeros on desired data. Use following syntax to remove file permanently in commandline:
    cipher /w:[Path]
    Replace [path] with directory or file which you want to remove, but remember that it can not be restored.


  105. matej

    Hello ganesh,

    I think most of them yes, but not the all.


  106. riyazul

    Dear matej sir,
    In windows XP Turn off option sometimes gets changed like shutdown. and when windows starts open it asks like Administrator password, and then i click below the option OK, then windows desktop opens?!!! do you have any solution.

  107. radha krishna

    its really very nice article and thanks a lot

  108. matej

    Hello Riyazul,

    my opinion is that you probably have some kind of malware software which removes classic turn off options from start menu (through windows registry)and adds its own turn off option (instead of the classic turn off options). The login window asking you to fill administrator password is probably fake. I would run antivirus software in your place.


  109. Jitendra Pathak

    Thanks of lot for almost all run commands

  110. Carl Smith

    Thank’s, I have learnt even more commands, so much easier when you know shortcuts! :-)

  111. laldfordo

    Re Riyazul on 14th September. I get that box on resuming from hibernation, telling me my user name is locked and to put the password in. But I have no start-up passwords and clicking OK lets the computer continue. This behaviour started after I cancelled some unwanted auto-start programs, does not happen on a complete start and I don’t think is malware. I just put up with it. One more hit on the Enter key is bearable!

  112. Vinit Jain

    thanks this helped me a lot for my exams and competition.

  113. kundan

    Its realy great utility…..
    Its help me a lot

    One more thing i just want to ask is…
    How to run remote(windows xp)system, any excutable file through another windows xp system(both system are in network).


  114. Suresh kumar

    how to get the remote system from mobiles vs system

  115. Teelo

    Can anybody tell me what the run command is so that I can see all IE history with detail

  116. Pranav

    veey nice thanks for these shortcut keys and run commands it is very useful veery thanks

  117. Syed

    How to copy & paste a file from command prompt?

  118. Biju Chandran

    With Netsh.exe you can easily view your TCP/IP settings. Type the following command in a Command Prompt window (CMD.EXE):

    Eg: netsh interface ip show config

    To Configure your interface

    Eg: “netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” static 1″
    ***(The following command configures the interface named Local Area Connection with the static IP address, the subnet mask of, and a default gateway of

  119. mahatheer


    Really useful to all those who have to reduce their times.

  120. bullet gc

    veey nice thanks for these shortcut keys and run commands

  121. Naresh

    Thanks Brother it is Good and Very Good.
    From India
    Andhra pradesh

  122. amanullah khattak

    hi pleas show shortcut command for passwording a document

  123. StartingPCRepair

    Great list of commands…will definitely bookmark this one 8)

  124. Tom

    I was on a PC running Win XP with 1 local application running and 2 Remote Desktop sessions open. I fat fingered some keys and my screen displayed the 3 as separate windows (each in 1/4 of the screen) on the basic wallpaper background with none of my icons showing. It was like I had 3 separate desktops on my screen.
    Do you know the shortcut keystrokes that might make this happen. It seemed useful but I can’t duplicate it.
    Thanks in advance.

  125. Lewys

    hey good codes but is there one to open a locked folder my sons got this locked folder in a strange hidden place im intrigued at why hese gone to such lengths to hide and i asked him about it and he denies it exist even though it saids it was made by him on properties please help

  126. sudeep

    my task manager has been disable by computer how can I fix this problem….

  127. René Heijnen


    You don’t have enough rights to do this. If you have enough rights you can try to use:
    Start –> Run –> Gpedit.msc –> User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> System –> Ctrl + alt + del options –> Then disable the following gpo: “Remove Task Manager”

  128. KK

    Can you please tell me what is a comand for restore windows in windows 7

  129. Majid


    How can I change BIOS password from run? I need runcommand. I’ve changed. But I’ve forgotten that keyword. if someone knows please let me know. my e-mail address:

  130. aryan

    im having problem with my system. when i click on folder it shows “access is denied” error. anyone can tell me how to solve this problem.?

  131. yogesh


    The information you people given in your web, really really helpful for all the professional of IT, you people do nice job.

    I have a problem in window xp

    I want to use RUN Command but the RUN icon not show in the the start menu…….

    please give the solution, and once again great job you people do yaar

    Thanks waiting for your reply

  132. yogesh

    The information you people given in your web, really really helpful for all the professional of IT, you people do nice job.
    I have a problem in window xp
    I want to use RUN Command but the RUN icon not show in the the start menu…….
    please give the solution, and once again great job you people do yaar
    Thanks waiting for your reply

  133. Ren;e

    @Majid: you can’t. But if you need to reset it, you can take the battery out, wait a few minutes and put it back in, your bios and your password will be resetted.

    @aryan. You should take ownership on that specific folder and everything in it. Follow this tuto:…

    You should be able to access it afterwards. This only works if you have administrator rights.

  134. Arif Shaik

    While testing all above shortcuts in Management Consoles iis.msc is not working..!

    I tried with inetmgr it works for me..*

    Thanks for everything.

  135. René

    Hi Yogesh,

    You can configure it somewhere at rightmousebutton at taskbar and then properties.

    Customize menu.

    But if you want it quick, just push the flag (windowsbutton) + R to show it quickly.

  136. Muttaiah

    The run commands are very useful and this can prevent the use of mouse to some extent.

    Usually we switch IP’s using LAN settings in IE.
    IE->tools->Internet options->Connections->Under proxy server(Lan settings).
    Run Found:
    control inetcpl.cpl,connections,4

    But this will open till
    IE->tools->Internet options->Connections only.

    Can you give me the run command to open Local Area Network(Lan) Settings window directly from run.

  137. Amodh

    Hi All.
    Can any one help me to see, from run which operating system \, I am using \, so that I can know.

  138. yaneek19

    thanks dude

  139. Biju


    Can any one help me to see, from run which operating system \, I am using \, so that I can know.

    RUN >. just type– winver

  140. Muttaiah


    You can use win logo key + Pause break..This will give you details about the OS..

    Not sure how to get it from run command.

  141. vivek

    guys i forget my administrative can i find that…if anybody knows then plzz help me

  142. Abel Hlatshwayo

    My computer switches on but can not display anything on the screen even though the screen is on and the computer fans are running. What could be the problem and how can I solve it

  143. Allan Watson

    Does anybody know the purpose of ctrl+@ or ctrl+2 (not numeric keypad)? It returns More?.

  144. Aditya

    it work on web browser(Firefox or chrome),when two or more tabs are open for eg: if u have open 7 tabs u may go to each tab via ctrl+1, ctrl+2, ctrl+3, ctrl+4,ctrl+5, ctrl+6,ctrl+7

  145. Allan Watson

    I didn’t mean in a browser, just in cmd. I can’t find any reference to it.

  146. Hi.
    Thanks for your valuable replies… it pretty commendable.
    one more issue :

    i have window server 2003 enterprises edition
    and client on window 7 ultimate 32 bit

    when i authenticate the server from client i.e
    i found the issue of credientials error is logon failed….try another user

    pls help me how to connect


  147. sb

    I can’t believe this page is still running after four years. Big thanks to all contributors (especially Matej who contributed much for so long.)

  148. thanks a lot.useful information.

  149. Thanks SB.

    I’ll have someone on our team look through and update some of the tips and put them in the main document.

    I’m the Apple guru (although I loathe the new Apple who wants your credit card details, your cellphone number, your music library, your contact list) around here but can’t help too much with Windows.

    PS. Matej is off testing anti-virus software full time for ESET these days.

  150. Ponic


    I have a created a shortcut key name test.exe with parameters as follows:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /k cd D:/Project

    however when I run test, I am getting error “Windows cannot find test”. If I remove /k cd D:/Project, then it works fine. How can I resolve this issue? Thanks

  151. roy haroush

    if you want to have a software run from command prompt make a shortcut of it in the one of the path, or create a folder, add to the path list and place your shortcuts there
    for examples, if you want to run soldier of fortune from the start box, create a shotcut to the exe file in system32, name it SOF(it will have the lnk extension), and open the start run windows and type in “sof”(without quotes).
    one of the first things i was interested in during my mcp :)

    let me know if you have questions about it.


  152. Debra

    My Remote Assistance {not Remote Desktop}, is not working. I have Windows XP SP3, I think the problem began after my computer was updated to SP3. I’ve tried all three ways to send an invite {I really want to save as file}, I can get to the Invite someone you know, set the length of the session, password etc…but when I click on “Save Invitation” button I get a pop up error, saying: “Message from webpage, A program could not start. Please try again”. Is there a run command for that..or how to fix it. I also noticed that my “Security Center” is not on, Windows firewall won’t open ” Due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display windows firewall settings.
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thank You

  153. Siraj khan

    Reamte desktop ka zamana was gone … use teamviewer software its very easiy to take remote

  154. fawad khan

    i need to find that how i can open winword from other shrtcut in run.

    like if i write in run: asim, nd open winword.

  155. rené

    @fawad: Open run and type: ‘Winword’ without ‘ then press ok. It will open word.

    @Debra: Like Siraj Says, use something like teamvieuwer or

  156. Aung ye kyaw

    Thanks for your help

  157. jagadeesh

    this is very very useful to every one to learn shortcut keys.

  158. sanket

    good thing almost all the shortcuts are mentioned

  159. tausif

    very useful shortcuts

  160. Vivek Singh

    i know computer history run command

  161. Champakali

    How to start/ stop Default SMTP virtual server in Inetmgr using command line.

    Thanks in advance!

  162. Shashank

    Very useful information. Thanks !!!!

  163. Hoshmand

    very useful information & very important …..
    well done thanks

  164. Wawkingeagle

    Best list I’ve ever seen. The posts are also very useful. I appreciate it all. Thank you.

  165. jaanee

    Awesome explanation about run command.. It’s useful for all basic learners…


  166. prashanth

    please tell me how to install office remotly

  167. Dongie

    8 February 2010 at 8:27 pm
    Does anyone know how to run the setup file for a CD if it doesn’t run automatically?


    ;Rename this file autorun.inf to autostart with the CD / DVD drives
    ;After renaming, some anti-virus can detect the virus by mistake!


  168. Michal

    10 May 2013 at 7:23 am (Edit)

    please tell me how to install office remotly

    Hi prashanth,

    here is a wonderful step-by-step guide with pictures. Hope it helps!

  169. Michal

    19 March 2013 at 7:48 am (Edit)

    How to start/ stop Default SMTP virtual server in Inetmgr using command line.

    Hi Champakali,

    you could try these run commands: sc remoteserver start smtpsvc / sc remoteserver stop smtpsvc.

  170. Karen

    I think the driver for my Sandisk has been “misplaced”. Hope you can help, or offer direction:

    I’m using a 2GB Sandisk SDHC card with my older digital camera. I can’t download photos properly (with their info., i.e., HP number sequencing for each photo (HPIM6274.JPG); details for each photo (date and time photo taken, etc.)

    It used to work great, but PC won’t recognize now. Works on my friend’s PC just fine. I have a card reader stick, and my PC also has a reader slot, but both don’t recognize Scandisk card.

    Thanks for any support,


  171. Jonathan

    hello, my search “thru clicking start then search” in windows xp no longer runs, what is the command to type in the run box to execute windows search?

  172. sabaattitute

    what is the command to type in the run box to execute windows search?

  173. Robert

    How can I turn off print dialog box when I print from IE8 webpage. I want to disable for a Kiosk.

  174. Michal

    Hi Karen,

    checking out the password protection or the physical switch on the side of your card probably won’t help if it works on another PC, so I’d suggest taking a look at these two pieces of advice provided by the Sandisk support:

    detecting your device and formatting your device.



  175. Michal

    Hi Jonathan, Hi sabaattitude,

    the fastest way of executing windows search is either the function key F3 or the hotkey Windows logo key+F.

  176. Michal

    Hi Robert,

    please take a look at this guide. Hope it helps!

  177. rene

    thank you!!! very useful command..

  178. Peter


    A very useful site, many thanks. One query please, is it possible to turn off (toggle) the LAN connection with XPSP3 from the keyboard.

  179. Jack

    This is useful for all, thank you very much.


    Hi Buddy…!!!
    It’s an awesome list of shortcut keys and ya i like it very much (Y)

  181. Michal

    Hi Peter,

    we’re glad you like it. I think Windows logo+R and then ipconfig /release should do. The command ipconfig /renew enables the connection again.

  182. Valentin

    I need to find out the specs. of my sound card : 96khz? 192khz? 24bit capable ? Does anyone know the cmd line for sound card specifications? Thanks.

  183. Jaison

    Dose any one know how to change the icon of local disk ?
    pls help me¤

  184. Vikram Rana

    thanks for these shortcut keys

  185. Bashir

    Can ne one help me with this problem.Whenever I type history in the run command I get this error message”Windows cannot find ‘history’.Make sure youtyped the name correctly,and then try again.To search for a file,click the start button,and then click search.”Please help me to fix this problem.My OS is winxp(Professional) sp3 32 bit .Thnx in advance

  186. biju

    Dear Bashir,
    if you are looking for Command line history, open cmd prompt and type: , it ll give you the history of the commands you used.
    there is no History command available in dos command. or please give us more details about what history your are looking at

  187. MD HABIB

    dear brother.

    thanks for support that run command is easy to operate any system.
    so best of luck to u. and many more thanks for your run commands.


  188. sameer

    thanks for all commands

  189. Dave F

    please can you help me with a problem?
    I’m running Windows 7 Pro.
    when i use the RUN command and systeminfo, i do get the box come up and it starts to scan and then the box disappears.?
    Is there any way to keep this black box on the screen so that i can read the info provided, please?
    Many thanks in advance

  190. l.rajeshpandian

    thanks for all commands then this is very usefull tome…………

  191. vikram

    thanks for all commands and utility

  192. DOT

    try it
    W-logo+R and type

    control userpasswords2

  193. sandeep nag

    Excellent and comprehensive set of shortcuts. Thanks!

  194. assad

    very very good.

  195. Wasim Aamir

    Excellent and comprehensive set of shortcuts. Thanks!

  196. Nebojsa

    With shortcut “Alt + Print Screen” is possible to take a screenshot of active window
    Is exist shortcut to take copy only of all text in active window(when active window is popup window with error or information message )?

  197. wolfram72

    Is there a shortcut in cmd to run web browsers? e.g. IE, chrome, firefox, safari..

  198. nirbhay singh gahmari

    thank you

  199. Ed Karlow

    The command “inf” produces a list of Precompiled Setup Information and Setup Information. What is this stuff?

  200. faisal

    the fastest way of executing windows search is either the function key F3 or the hotkey Windows logo key+F

  201. Jiten


    How to open cutePDF professsional from run command?

  202. Swapnil Shinde

    thanks for providing this useful cmds

  203. Steven

    Is there a way to spawn or trigger an application from a clipboard event?


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