A Complete list of Windows Run commands

A few day’s ago I was looking for a specific run command and I came across a full list of Windows Run Commands. So here you can find them:

Accessibility Controls – access.cpl

Accessibility Wizard – accwiz

Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl

Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl

Administrative Tools – control admintools

Adobe Acrobat (if installed)- acrobat

Adobe Designer (if installed)- acrodist

Adobe Distiller (if installed)- acrodist

Adobe ImageReady (if installed)- imageready

Adobe Photoshop (if installed) – photoshop

Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt

Calculator – calc

Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc

Character Map – charmap

Check Disk Utility – chkdsk

Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd

Command Prompt – cmd

Component Services – dcomcnfg

Computer Management – compmgmt.msc

Control Panel – control

Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl

DDE Shares – ddeshare

Device Manager – devmgmt.msc

Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* – directx.cpl

Direct X Troubleshooter – dxdiag

Disk Cleanup Utility – cleanmgr

Disk Defragment – dfrg.msc

Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc

Disk Partition Manager – diskpart

Display Properties – control desktop

Display Properties – desk.cpl

Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) – control color

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility – drwtsn32

Driver Verifier Utility – verifier

Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc


Files and Settings Transfer Tool – migwiz

File Signature Verification Tool – sigverif

Findfast – findfast.cpl

Firefox (if installed) – firefox

Folders Properties – control folders

Fonts – control fonts

Fonts Folder – fonts

Free Cell Card Game – freecell

Game Controllers – joy.cpl

Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) – gpedit.msc

Hearts Card Game – mshearts

Help and Support – helpctr

HyperTerminal – hypertrm

Iexpress Wizard – iexpress

Indexing Service – ciadv.msc

Internet Connection Wizard – icwconn1

Internet Explorer – iexplore

Internet Properties – inetcpl.cpl

Internet Setup Wizard – inetwiz

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)- ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) – ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) – ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Release All Connections) – ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) – ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) – ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) – ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)- ipconfig /setclassid


Java Control Panel (If Installed) – jpicpl32.cpl

Java Control Panel (If Installed) – javaws

Keyboard Properties – control keyboard

Local Security Settings – secpol.msc

Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc

Logs You Out Of Windows – logoff

Malicious Software Removal Tool – mrt

Microsoft Access (if installed) – access.cpl

Microsoft Chat – winchat

Microsoft Excel (if installed) – excel

Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) – frontpg

Microsoft Movie Maker – moviemk

Microsoft Paint – mspaint

Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) – powerpnt

Microsoft Word (if installed) – winword

Microsoft Syncronization Tool – mobsync

Minesweeper Game – winmine

Mouse Properties – control mouse

Mouse Properties – main.cpl


Nero (if installed) – nero

Netmeeting – conf

Network Connections – control netconnections

Network Connections- ncpa.cpl

Network Setup Wizard – netsetup.cpl

Notepad – notepad

Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) – nvtuicpl.cpl

Object Packager – packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator – odbccp32.cpl

On Screen Keyboard – osk

Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)- ac3filter.cpl

Outlook Express – msimn

Paint – pbrush

Password Properties – password.cpl

Performance Monitor – perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor – perfmon

Phone and Modem Options – telephon.cpl

Phone Dialer – dialer

Pinball Game – pinball

Power Configuration – powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes – control printers

Printers Folder – printers

Private Character Editor – eudcedit

Quicktime (If Installed) – QuickTime.cpl

Quicktime Player (if installed) – quicktimeplayer

Real Player (if installed) – realplay

Regional Settings – intl.cpl

Registry Editor – regedit

Registry Editor – regedit32

Remote Access Phonebook – rasphone

Remote Desktop – mstsc

Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc

Removable Storage Operator Requests – ntmsoprq.msc

Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) – rsop.msc

Scanners and Cameras – sticpl.cpl

Scheduled Tasks – control schedtasks

Security Center – wscui.cpl

Services – services.msc

Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc

Shuts Down Windows – shutdown

Sounds and Audio – mmsys.cpl

Spider Solitare Card Game – spider

SQL Client Configuration – cliconfg

System Configuration Editor – sysedit

System Configuration Utility – msconfig

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) – sfc /scannow

System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)- sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)- sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) – sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) – sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) – sfc /cachesize=x

System Information – msinfo32

System Properties – sysdm.cpl

Task Manager – taskmgr

TCP Tester – tcptest

Telnet Client – telnet

Tweak UI (if installed) – tweakui

User Account Management – nusrmgr.cpl

Utility Manager – utilman

Windows Address Book – wab

Windows Address Book Import Utility – wabmig

Windows Backup Utility (if installed) – ntbackup

Windows Explorer – explorer

Windows Firewall – firewall.cpl

Windows Address Book – wab

Windows Address Book Import Utility – wabmig

Windows Backup Utility (if installed) – ntbackup

Windows Explorer – explorer

Windows Firewall – firewall.cpl

Windows Magnifier – magnify

Windows Management Infrastructure – wmimgmt.msc

Windows Media Player – wmplayer

Windows Messenger – msmsgs

Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) – wiaacmgr

Windows System Security Tool – syskey

Windows Update Launches – wupdmgr

Windows Version (to show which version of windows) – winver

Windows XP Tour Wizard – tourstart

Speed up Firefox with write enabled cache

Today I’ve read a marvelous way to make Firefox a whole lot faster, here is to do so:

Just follow these instructions — and don’t worry, if you mess it up, you won’t break anything.

  • Type about:config into the address bar
  • Type browser.cache into the Filter field
  • Set browser.cache.disk.enable to false (double click it)
  • Set browser.cache.memory.enable to true (double click it)
  • Right click > New > Integer; type browser.cache.memory.capacity; press OK
  • Type in 100000 (this is equivalent to 100 megabytes); press OK
  • Close all Firefox tabs and windows, and then restart the browser

If you want more than 100 megabytes of cache — if you have lots of spare memory, or you’re prone to mammoth browsing sessions — type in 500000 instead for 500 megabytes of cache. To confirm everything is working, visit about:cache and you should see some ‘Memory cache device’ information.

This is tested with Firefox 3.7 & 4