Useful Windows Run Commands

Common Commands

Frequently used commands by IT professional

Command Prompt cmd
Windows PowerShellpowershell
Windows explorerexplorer
Event Viewer eventvwr
Registry Editorregedit
Internet Information Server (IIS)inetmgr
Remote Desktopmstsc
Servicesservices.msc
Control Panelcontrol
Task Managertaskmgr
System Informationmsinfo32
Windows Firewallfirewall.cpl
Windows Firewall with Advanced Securitywf.msc
Character mapcharmap

Applications

Calculatorcalc
Notepadnotepad
Wordpadwrite/wordpad
Paint Brushmspaint
Windows media playerwmplayer
Firefox Browserfirefox
Internet Exploreriexplore
Google Chromechrome
Microsoft Wordwinword
Microsoft Excelexcel
Microsoft Accessmsaccess
Microsoft Outlookoutlook
On Screen keyboardosk

Control Panel

Control Panelcontrol
Add/Remove Programsappwiz.cpl
Administrative Toolscontrol admintools
Printers and Faxescontrol printers
Folders Propertiescontrol folders
Keyboard Propertiescontrol keyboard
Mouse Propertiescontrol mouse
Network Connectionscontrol netconnections
Display Propertiesdesk.cpl
Regional Settingsintl.cpl
Scanners and Camerassticpl.cpl
Security Centerwscui.cpl
Sounds and Audiommsys.cpl
User Account Managementnusrmgr.cpl
Windows Firewallfirewall.cpl
Internet Propertiesinetcpl.cpl
Advance System Propertiessysdm.cpl

Computer Administration Tools

Computer Managementcompmgmt.msc
Device Managerdevmgmt.msc
Disk Cleanup Utilitycleanmgr
Disk Managementdiskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Managerdiskpart
Event Viewereventvwr
Performance Monitorperfmon
Scheduled Taskscontrol schedtasks
Servicesservices.msc
System Configuration Utilitymsconfig
Utility Managerutilman
Windows System Security Toolsyskey

Folders

Program Files folder%programfiles%
Windows Root Directory%windir%
Windows Root Drive%systemdrive%
Temporary Folder%temp%
Application Data Folder%appdata%
Home Directory%homepath%
Documents Folderdocuments
Videos foldervideos
Downloads Folderdownloads
Recent Folderrecent
Pictures Folderpictures
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