Run Commands in Windows 7

A Complete List of Run Commands in Windows 7

A Windows 7 run command is just the executable for a particular program. In other words, a run command is the name of the actual file that starts an application.

Knowing a Windows 7 run command can be helpful if Windows won't start but you do have access to Command Prompt. Having quick access from the Run box is nice too.

Need help or don't see a run command you need? More help is below the table.

Run Commands in Windows 7

Program NameRun Command
About Windowswinver
Add a Devicedevicepairingwizard
Add Hardware Wizardhdwwiz
Advanced User Accountsnetplwiz
Authorization Managerazman
Backup and Restoresdclt
Bluetooth File Transferfsquirt
Change Computer Performance Settingssystempropertiesperformance
Change Data Execution Prevention Settingssystempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Change Printer Settingsprintui
Character Mapcharmap
ClearType Tunercttune
Color Managementcolorcpl
Command Promptcmd
Component Servicescomexp
Component Servicesdcomcnfg
Computer Managementcompmgmt
Computer Managementcompmgmtlauncher
Connect to a Network Projectornetproj
Connect to a Projectordisplayswitch
Control Panelcontrol
Create A Shared Folder Wizardshrpubw
Create a System Repair Discrecdisc
Credential Backup and Restore Wizardcredwiz
Data Execution Preventionsystempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Default Locationlocationnotifications
Device Managerdevmgmt
Device Pairing Wizarddevicepairingwizard
Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizardmsdt
Digitizer Calibration Tooltabcal
DirectX Diagnostic Tooldxdiag
Disk Cleanupcleanmgr
Disk Defragmenterdfrgui
Disk Managementdiskmgmt
Display Color Calibrationdccw
Display Switchdisplayswitch
DPAPI Key Migration Wizarddpapimig
Driver Verifier Managerverifier
Ease of Access Centerutilman
EFS REKEY Wizardrekeywiz
Encrypting File System Wizardrekeywiz
Event Viewereventvwr
Fax Cover Page Editorfxscover
File Signature Verificationsigverif
Font Viewerfontview3
Getting Startedgettingstarted
IExpress Wizardiexpress
Import to Windows Contactswabmig1
Internet Exploreriexplore1
iSCSI Initiator Configuration Tooliscsicpl
iSCSI Initiator Propertiesiscsicpl
Language Pack Installerlpksetup
Local Group Policy Editorgpedit
Local Security Policysecpol
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr
Location Activitylocationnotifications
Malicious Software Removal Toolmrt
Manage Your File Encryption Certificatesrekeywiz
Math Input Panelmip1
Microsoft Management Consolemmc
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Toolmsdt
NAP Client Configurationnapclcfg
New Scan Wizardwiaacmgr
ODBC Data Source Administratorodbcad32
ODBC Driver Configurationodbcconf
On-Screen Keyboardosk
Performance Monitorperfmon
Performance Optionssystempropertiesperformance
Phone Dialerdialer
Presentation Settingspresentationsettings
Print Managementprintmanagement
Printer Migrationprintbrmui
Printer User Interfaceprintui
Private Character Editoreudcedit
Problem Steps Recorderpsr
Protected Content Migrationdpapimig
Registry Editorregedit
Remote Access Phonebookrasphone
Remote Desktop Connectionmstsc
Resource Monitorresmon
perfmon /res
Resultant Set of Policyrsop
Securing the Windows Account Databasesyskey
Set Program Access and Computer Defaultscomputerdefaults
Share Creation Wizardshrpubw
Shared Foldersfsmgmt
Snipping Toolsnippingtool
Sound Recordersoundrecorder
SQL Server Client Network Utilitycliconfg
Sticky Notesstikynot
Stored User Names and Passwordscredwiz
Sync Centermobsync
System Configurationmsconfig
System Configuration Editorsysedit5
System Informationmsinfo32
System Properties (Advanced Tab)systempropertiesadvanced
System Properties (Computer Name Tab)systempropertiescomputername
System Properties (Hardware Tab)systempropertieshardware
System Properties (Remote Tab)systempropertiesremote
System Properties (System Protection Tab)systempropertiesprotection
System Restorerstrui
Tablet PC Input Paneltabtip1
Task Managertaskmgr
Task Schedulertaskschd
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Managementtpm
User Account Control Settingsuseraccountcontrolsettings
Utility Managerutilman
Version Reporter Appletwinver
Volume Mixersndvol
Windows Activation Clientslui
Windows Anytime Upgrade Resultswindowsanytimeupgraderesults
Windows Contactswab1
Windows Disc Image Burning Toolisoburn
Windows DVD Makerdvdmaker1
Windows Easy Transfermigwiz1
Windows Explorerexplorer
Windows Fax and Scanwfs
Windows Featuresoptionalfeatures
Windows Firewall with Advanced Securitywf
Windows Help and Supportwinhlp32
Windows Journaljournal1
Windows Media Playerdvdplay2
Windows Memory Diagnostic Schedulermdsched
Windows Mobility Centermblctr
Windows Picture Acquisition Wizardwiaacmgr
Windows PowerShellpowershell1
Windows PowerShell ISEpowershell_ise1
Windows Remote Assistancemsra
Windows Repair Discrecdisc
Windows Script Hostwscript
Windows Updatewuapp
Windows Update Standalone Installerwusa
WMI Managementwmimgmt
WMI Testerwbemtest
XPS Viewerxpsrchvw

Don't See a Run Command You Needed?

While I've done my best to include every single Windows 7 run command, it's possible I missed one. Let me know the name of the program and its executable (run command) and I'll get it added quickly.

Please know, however, that many Windows 7 run command lists online incorrectly include Command Prompt commands or Control Panel "commands" as run commands when technically they are not.

See Command Prompt Commands in Windows 7 and Control Panel Command Line Commands for more information on those types of commands, all of which I have listed out in those pieces.

The Small Print

There are a few Windows 7 run commands that work differently in some situations, or not at all from one command line interface to another in Windows.

For example, a number of executables in Windows 7 can only be run from the Run box and not Command Prompt, and some others are only avaialble in certain versions of Windows 7.

[1] This run command can not be executed from the Command Prompt because the file is not in the default Windows path. However, it can be run from the Windows Search box or the Run box.

[2] The dvdplay run command opens Windows Media Player and automatically starts to play the DVD movie in the primary DVD drive.

[3] You must follow the fontview run command with the name of the font that you wish to see.

[4] When you execute the regedt32 run command, it simply forwards to regedit and executes that program instead. Two distinct versions of Registry Editor did exist in some earlier versions of Windows.

[5] This run command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

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