Complete List of Windows 11 Run Commands

We are preparing the lists of all Commands that you can run on Windows 11. The list is divided according to the genre of operation. So, you sort out the desired command for the task you want your computer to perform. Check the list of the complete list of Windows 11 Run Commands from here. We apologize if we missed any of the commands here.

Most-used Run Commands for Windows 11

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Opens the Command prompt cmd
Access Windows 11 Control Panel control
Opens the Registry Editor regedit
Opens the System Information window msconfig
Opens Services utility services.msc
Opens the File Explorer explorer
Opens the Local Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc
Opens up Google Chrome chrome
Opens up Mozilla Firefox firefox
Opens up Microsoft Edge explore or microsoft-edge:
Opens the System Configuration dialog box msconfig
Opens the Temporary files folder %temp% or temp
Opens the Disk Cleanup dialog cleanmgr
Opens the Task Manager taskmgr
Manage User Accounts netplwiz
Access Programs and Features Control panel appwiz.cpl
Access Device Manager devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl
Manage Windows Power options powercfg.cpl
Shuts down your Computer shutdown
Opens the DirectX Diagnostic Tool dxdiag
Opens the Calculator calc
Check up on System Resource (Resource Monitor) resmon
Opens up an untitled Notepad notepad
Access Power Options powercfg.cpl
Opens Computer Management console compmgmt.msc or compmgmtlauncher
Opens up the current user profile directory .
Open up the Users folder ..
Open On-Screen Keyboard osk
Access Network Connections ncpa.cpl or control netconnection
Access mouse properties main.cpl or control mouse
Opens the Disk Management Utility diskmgmt.msc
Open up Remote Desktop Connection mstsc
Open Windows PowerShell window powershell
Access Folder Options control folders
Access Windows Defender Firewall firewall.cpl
Logout of the Current User Account logoff
Open Microsoft Wordpad write
Open untitled MS Paint mspaint
Turn Windows Features On/Off optionalfeatures
Open the C Drive \
Open System Properties dialog sysdm.cpl
Monitor the performance of the system perfmon.msc
Open Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
Open Windows Character Map table charmap
Open Snipping Tool snippingtool
Check Windows Version winver
Open Microsoft Magnifier magnify
Open Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Open any website Enter Website URL
Open Disk Defragmenter utility dfrgui
Open Windows Mobility Center mblctr

Control Panel Run Commands

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Open Time and Date properties Timedate.cpl
Open Fonts Control Panel folder Fonts
Open Internet Properties Inetcpl.cpl
Open Keyboard Properties main.cpl keyboard
Open Mouse Properties control mouse
Access Sound properties mmsys.cpl
Open Sound control panel control mmsys.cpl sounds
Access Devices and Printers properties control printers
Open Administrative Tools (Windows Tools) folder in Control Panel. control admintools
Open Region properties – Language, Date/Time format, keyboard locale. intl.cpl
Access Security and Maintenance Control Panel. wscui.cpl
Control Display settings desk.cpl
Control Personalization settings Control desktop
Manage current user account control userpasswords or control.exe /name Microsoft.UserAccounts
Open User Accounts dialog box control userpasswords2
Open Add a Device Wizard devicepairingwizard
Create a System Repair Disc recdisc
Create A Shared Folder Wizard shrpubw
Open Task Scheduler Control schedtasks or taskschd.msc
Access Windows Firewall with Advanced Security wf.msc
Open Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature systempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Access System Restore feature rstrui
Open Shared Folders window fsmgmt.msc
Access Performance Options systempropertiesperformance
Access Pen and Touch options tabletpc.cpl
Control Display Color Calibration dccw
Adjust User Account Control (UAC) Settings UserAccountControlSettings
Open Microsoft Sync Center mobsync
Access Backup and Restore control panel sdclt
View and Change Windows Activation settings slui
Open Windows Fax and Scan utility wfs
Open Ease of Access Center control access.cpl
Install a program from the network control appwiz.cpl,,1

Windows 11 Settings Run Commands

Windows 11 Settings – System settings

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Open Settings app home page ms-settings:
Adjust Display settings dpiscaling or ms-settings:display
Open Sound settings ms-settings:sound
Manage Sound Devices(Input/Output Devices) ms-settings:sound-devices
Open Sound Mixer settings ms-settings:apps-volume
Open Sound Mixer dialog box sndvol
Adjust Sound Mixer settings ms-settings:apps-volume
Configure Notifications settings ms-settings:notifications
Configure Focus assist settings ms-settings:quiethours
Change Power & Battery settings ms-settings:batterysaver-settings or ms-settings:powersleep
Open Storage Settings ms-settings:storagesense
Configure Storage Sense ms-settings:storagepolicies
Open Nearby Sharing options ms-settings:crossdevice
Configure Multitasking ms-settings:multitasking
Open Windows Activation settings ms-settings:activation
Open Windows Troubleshoot Settings control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting or ms-settings:troubleshoot
Open Recovery options – Reset/Go Back/Advanced startup ms-settings:recovery
Projecting to this PC ms-settings:project
Open Remote Desktop settings ms-settings:remotedesktop
Open Clipboard settings ms-settings:clipboard
Open About settings page (Device and Windows specification, Related settings) ms-settings:about
Adjust Graphics preference settings ms-settings:display-advancedgraphics
Change the Night light settings ms-settings:nightlight
Change where new content is saved ms-settings:savelocations

Windows 11 Settings – Bluetooth & device settings

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Open Devices settings ms-settings:connecteddevices or ms-settings:bluetooth
Open Printers & Scanner settings ms-settings:printers
Configure Touchpad settings ms-settings:devices-touchpad
Access AutoPlay settings for media and devices ms-settings:autoplay
Open Cameras Settings ms-settings:camera
Open Pen and Windows Ink settings ms-settings:pen
Open Your Phone settings ms-settings:mobile-devices
Open USB settings ms-settings:usb
Open Mouse settings ms-settings:mousetouchpad
Open AutoPlay settings ms-settings:autoplay

Windows 11 Settings – Network & Internet settings

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Open Network & Internet settings panel ms-settings:network
Connect and manage WiFi settings ms-settings:network-wifi
Manage known Wi-Fi networks ms-settings:network-wifisettings
Manage Ethernet Network settings ms-settings:network-ethernet
Add, connect, and Manage VPN ms-settings:network-vpn
Open Mobile Hotspot settings ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Set up a dial-up internet connection ms-settings:network-dialup
Configure Proxy server (Ethernet and WiFi) ms-settings:network-proxy
View Network Status ms-settings:network-status
Open Airplane mode (Wireless/Bluetooth) settings ms-settings:network-airplanemode or ms-settings:proximity
View data usage ms-settings:datausage

Windows 11 Settings – Personalization settings

ACTION COMMAND
Open all Personalization settings ms-settings:personalization
Customize Background settings ms-settings:personalization-background
Customize Color settings ms-settings:personalization-colors or ms-settings:colors
Customize Start Menu ms-settings:personalization-start
Choose which folders appear on Start next to the Power button ms-settings:personalization-start-places
Customize Lock Screen ms-settings:lockscreen
Add or Change Fonts ms-settings:fonts
Configure Taskbar settings ms-settings:taskbar
Change Themes ms-settings:themes
Open Device Usage settings ms-settings:deviceusage

Windows 11 Settings – Apps settings

ACTION COMMAND
Open Apps and Features settings ms-settings:appsfeatures
Set Default apps ms-settings:defaultapps
Open Offline maps settings ms-settings:maps
Configure Optional features Configure Optional features
Open Apps for websites settings page ms-settings:appsforwebsites
Download Offline maps ms-settings:maps-downloadmaps
Configure Optional features Configure Optional features
Open Video playback settings ms-settings:videoplayback
Configure Startup Apps ms-settings:startupapps

Windows 11 Settings – Accounts settings

ACTION COMMAND
View all Accounts settings ms-settings:accounts
View Your Accounts Info ms-settings:yourinfo
Access Email & app accounts settings ms-settings:emailandaccounts
Open Family & other users account settings ms-settings:family-group or ms-settings:otherusers
Set up a kiosk ms-settings:assignedaccess
Open Windows Sign-in Options ms-settings:signinoptions
Access Work or School accounts ms-settings:workplace
Open Windows backup (Sync) settings ms-settings:sync or ms-settings:backup
Open Dynamic lock settings ms-settings:signinoptions-dynamiclock
Open Windows Hello setup ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfaceenrollment
Open Windows Hello Fingerprint setup ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfingerprintenrollment
Open Windows Hello Security Key setup ms-settings:signinoptions-launchsecuritykeyenrollment

Windows 11 Settings – Time & language settings

ACTION COMMAND
Access Date & Time settings ms-settings:dateandtime
Configure Language and Region settings ms-settings:regionformatting
Open Typing and keyboard settings ms-settings:typing
Open Speech settings (Speech language, Microphone, Voices) ms-settings:speech

Windows 11 Settings – Accessibility settings

ACTION COMMAND
Adjust Text size for Windows and apps ms-settings:easeofaccess-display
Change Text Cursor settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-cursor
Open Visual Effects settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-visualeffects
Open Mouse Pointer and Touch settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-mousepointer
Open Magnifier settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Open Color Filters settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-colorfilter
Change Contrast settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Open Narrator settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Start Narrator after/before sign-in ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator-isautostartenabled
Open Accessibility Audio settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-audio
Access Closed Captioning options ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Open Keyboard settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Open Mouse settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Change Speech recognition settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-speechrecognition
Open Eye Control settings ms-settings:easeofaccess-eyecontrol

Windows 11 Settings – Privacy & security settings

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Open Privacy settings page ms-settings:privacy
View protection area under Windows Security ms-settings:windowsdefender
Mange Activity history across devices and accounts ms-settings:privacy-activityhistory
Access Find My Device options ms-settings:findmydevice
Open developers options ms-settings:developers
Access General Windows permissions ms-settings:privacy-general
Open Online Speech recognition settings ms-settings:privacy-speech
Access Feedback & diagnostics settings ms-settings:privacy-feedback
Open Inking & Typing personalization settings ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Open Search Permissions settings ms-settings:search-permissions
Open Windows Searching settings ms-settings:cortana-windowssearch
Open Automatic online file downloads permissions setting ms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Open File System access settings ms-settings:privacy-broadfilesystemaccess
Open Calendar access settings ms-settings:privacy-calendar
Open Phone Call access settings ms-settings:privacy-phonecalls
Open Call history access settings ms-settings:privacy-callhistory
Open Contacts access settings ms-settings:privacy-contacts
Open Unpaired devices access settings ms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Open Documents Library access settings ms-settings:privacy-documents
Open Email access settings ms-settings:privacy-email
Open App Diagnostics access settings ms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Open Location access settings ms-settings:privacy-location
Open Messaging access settings ms-settings:privacy-messaging
Open Microphone access settings ms-settings:privacy-microphone
Open Notifications access settings ms-settings:privacy-notifications
Configure Account info access for apps ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Open Pictures library access settings ms-settings:privacy-pictures
Open Radio control access settings ms-settings:privacy-radios
Open tasks access settings ms-settings:privacy-tasks
Open Videos library access settings ms-settings:privacy-videos
Open Voice Activation access settings ms-settings:privacy-voiceactivation
Open Camera Access settings ms-settings:privacy-webcam
Open Music Library access settings ms-settings:privacy-musiclibrary

Windows 11 Settings – Windows Update settings

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Open Windows Update settings ms-settings:windowsupdate
Check for updates on the Windows Update page ms-settings:windowsupdate-action
Access Windows Update Advanced options ms-settings:windowsupdate-options
View Windows Update History ms-settings:windowsupdate-history
View Optional updates ms-settings:windowsupdate-optionalupdates
Schedule the restart ms-settings:windowsupdate-restartoptions
Open Delivery Optimization settings ms-settings:delivery-optimization
Join the Windows Insider Program ms-settings:windowsinsider

Other Settings Run Commands

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Access Windows Update settings Control update
Ease of Access Accessibility settings utilman
Set Defaults for application computerdefaults
To update Group Policy Settings gpupdate
To Switch Projector display displayswitch
Open Gaming mode settings ms-settings:gaming-gamemode
Access Presentation Settings presentationsettings
Control Windows Script Host Settings wscript
Connect to a wireless display ms-settings-connectabledevices:devicediscovery

IP Config Commands

The ipconfig stands for Internet Protocol Configuration is a command-line utility designed to run from the Windows Run or command prompt that allows you to view and manage the IP address, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), and DNS (Domain Name Server) assigned to the computer.

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Display information about IP configuration and the address of every adapter. ipconfig/all
Release all local IP addresses and loose connections. ipconfig/release
Renew all local IP addresses and reconnect to the internet and network. ipconfig/renew
View your DNS cache contents. ipconfig/displaydns
Delete DNS Cache contents ipconfig/flushdns
Refresh DHCP and Re-register your DNS Names and IP Addresses ipconfig/registerdns
Display DHCP Class ID ipconfig/showclassid
Modify DHCP Class ID ipconfig/setclassid

Run Commands for Folder Locations

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Open Recent files Folder recent
Open Documents Folder documents
Open Downloads Folder downloads
Open Favorites Folder favorites
Open Pictures Folder pictures
Open Videos folder videos
Open Specific drive or Folder location Type Drive name followed by a colon (e.g. D:)
or Folder path (e.g. F:\Songs\Artists\Adele)
Open OneDrive folder onedrive
Open all Apps folder shell:AppsFolder
Open Windows Address Book wab
Open App Data folder %AppData%
Access Debug Folder debug
Open current user directory explorer.exe .
Open Windows Root Drive %systemdrive%

App Access Run Commands

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Launch Windows Skype App skype
Launch Microsoft Excel excel
Launch Microsoft Word winword
Launch Microsoft PowerPoint powerpnt
Open Windows Media Player wmplayer
Launch Microsoft Paint mspaint
Launch Microsoft Access access
Launch Microsoft Outlook outlook
Launch Microsoft Store ms-windows-store:

Windows Tools Run Commands

ACTION COMMAND
Open Phone Dialer dialer
Open Windows Security Program (Windows Defender Antivirus) windowsdefender:
Open Displaying Message On Screen echo
Open Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
Open Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Open Know the file and volume utilities fsutil
Open Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
View Windows Installer details msiexec
Compare files in Command Prompt comp
To Start File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program at the MS-DOS prompt ftp
Launch Driver Verifier Utility verifier
Open Local Security Policy Editor secpol.msc
To get Volume Serial Number for C: drive label
Open Migration Wizard migwiz
Configure Game Controllers joy.cpl
Open File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
Open Private Character Editor eudcedit
Access Microsoft Component Services dcomcnfg or comexp.msc
Open Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) console dsa.msc
Open Active Directory Sites and Services tool dssite.msc
Open Resultant Set of Policy Editor rsop.msc
Open Windows Address Book Import Utility. wabmig
Setup Phone and Modem Connections telephon.cpl
Open Remote Access Phonebook rasphone
Open ODBC Data Source Administrator odbcad32
Open SQL Server Client Network Utility cliconfg
Open IExpress wizard iexpress
Open Problem Steps Recorder psr
Open Voice Recorder voicerecorder
Backup and restore user names and passwords credwiz
Open System Properties (Advanced Tab) dialog box systempropertiesadvanced
Open System Properties (Computer Name Tab) dialog box systempropertiescomputername
Open System Properties (Hardware Tab) dialog box systempropertieshardware
Open System Properties (Remote Tab) dialog box systempropertiesremote
Open System Properties (System Protection Tab) dialog box systempropertiesprotection
Open Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Configuration Tool iscsicpl
Open Color Management tool colorcpl
Open ClearType Text Tuner wizard cttune
Open Digitizer Calibration Tool tabcal
Access Encrypting File Wizard rekeywiz
Open Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Management tool tpm.msc
Open Fax Cover Page Editor fxscover
Open Narrator narrator
Open Print Management tool printmanagement.msc
Open Windows PowerShell ISE window powershell_ise
Open Windows Management Instrumentation Tester tool wbemtest
Open DVD Player dvdplay
Open Microsoft Management Console mmc
Execute a Visual Basic Script wscript Name_Of_Script.VBS (e.g. wscript Csscript.vbs)

Other Useful Run Commands

ACTION RUN COMMAND
Install or Uninstall Display Language lpksetup
Open Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool msdt
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Management console wmimgmt.msc
Open Windows Disc Image Burning Tool isoburn
Open XPS Viewer xpsrchvw
Open DPAPI Key Migration Wizard dpapimig
Open Authorization Manager azman.msc
Access Location Activity locationnotifications
Open Font Viewer fontview
New Scan Wizard wiaacmgr
Open Printer Migration tool printbrmui
View ODBC Driver Configuration and Usage dialog odbcconf
View Printer User Interface printui
Open Protected Content Migration dialog dpapimig
Control Volume Mixer sndvol
Open Windows Action Center wscui.cpl
Access Windows Memory Diagnostic Scheduler mdsched
Access Windows Picture Acquisition Wizard wiaacmgr
View Windows Update Standalone Installer details wusa
Get Windows Help and Support winhlp32
Open Tablet PC Input Panel tabtip
Open NAP Client Configuration tool napclcfg
Edit Environment Variables rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables
See Font preview fontview FONT NAME.ttf (replace ‘FONT NAME’ with the name of the font you would like to view (e.g. font view arial.ttf)
Create a Windows Password Reset Disk (USB) “C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe” keymgr.dll,PRShowSaveWizardExW
Open computer’s Reliability Monitor perfmon /rel
Open User Profiles settings – Edit/Change type C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditUserProfiles
Open Boot Options bootim

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