If you are using a Windows operating system, then you should know about the RUN command. The RUN command in Windows allows you to access Windows programs, files, networking resources, and Windows registry files. All you have to do is enter the path or program name and then press ok to use the RUN command window. The RUN command is very useful in Windows OS. It will help you to fix all major and minor errors in Windows. You can also change registry files, access command prompt, control panel, and many other important settings through the RUN dialogue box.
This tutorial will share how to open the RUN dialogue box in Windows and how to use it.
Different Methods To Open RUN Command Box
TIP – You can use these steps for Windows 7, Windows 8, and 10.
Method 1: Open the Run command With Keyboard Shortcut
You can use the Windows button + R keyboard shortcut to open the RUN dialogue box. This method is universal and applies to any Windows version.
Press and Hold down the Windows key and+ R on your keyboard. It will open the RUN box in the lower-left corner.
Method 2: Open RUN dialogue box using Search
1. Click on the search button from the taskbar. (Check below image)
2. Now type RUN and press enter. It will open the RUN box.
1. Open the start menu and then search for RUN.
2. Find and open launch the Run command window from the results.
Method 3: Open RUN from Start Menu
1. Open the start menu by clicking on the windows button in the taskbar.
2. Search for the RUN and press enter.
Open the Start menu > go to programs and then accessories.
Find and open RUN from the system accessories.
Method 4: Open RUN with Command Prompt (CMD)
You can also open the RUN window with a command prompt.
First, open a command prompt window.
Then paste this command and press enter.
This command will open the RUN command window.
Most Useful RUN commands
- cmd – Command Prompt
- regedit – Registry Editor
- winword /safe – Access MS word in Safe Mode
- control – Control Panel
- explorer – Open Windows Explorer
- msconfig – System Configuration
- appwiz.cpl – Programs and Features
- cleanmgr – Disk Cleanup utility
- resmon – Resource Monitor
- calc – Calculator
- notepad – Notepad
- mspaint – Paint
- wmplayer – Windows Media Player
- write – To Open WordPad
- taskmgr – Task Manager
- main.cpl – Mouse Properties
- mstsc – Remote Desktop Connection
- msinfo32 – System Information
- services.msc – Windows Services
- compmgmt.msc – Computer Management
- eventvwr.msc – Windows Event Viewer
- \ – To Access System Drive
- powershell – Powershell Window
- netplwiz – User Account Setting
- gpedit.msc – Group Policy Editor
- ncpa.cpl – Network Connection
- powercfg.cpl – Power Options
- devmgmt.msc – Windows Device Manager
- firewall.cpl – Windows Defender Firewall Settings
- sdclt – Windows Backup and Restore
- winver – Check About Windows
- magnify – Open Magnifier
- sndvol – Volume Mixer
**You can use these RUN commands in Windows search.
The Run command is very useful to access windows programs, registry, and other apps. If you know any other method, comment below.
We will keep updating the article regularly.
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