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Run Commands

Do you use the Run feature in Windows?

Many computer users, don't even know that, there exist hundreds of commands, which can enhance your experience using computers..... and they are even useful to impress others with your knowledge in computers.

Nearly all of the Run Commands Correspond to a particular Control Panel Item or any utility or tool or task that can be accessed through Windows.

There are, however, tools and utilities that I bet you never knew you had that can be accessed through the Run feature.

The main reason most people don't use the Run feature is because they don't know the Commands.

So, to solve that problem, I decided to put together some most useful Run commands

First of all how to get run box

For XP

Click Start. Click Run.

For Vista / Windows 7

Press ** Windows key + R (** Windows key lies between Alt & Ctrl button)

& now, here's the list

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) : formdesigner
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 : 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) : msaccess
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 The Next Boot) : sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) : sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return Scan Setting To Default) : sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) : sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Sets 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 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
Wordpad : write

Note : Some of these commands, may only intended to use for XP only

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Ive just installed windows 7 on my pc and I wanted to know where to paste my old yahoo messenger conversations... I installed yahoo but I think its another version of it and I just cant find the Profile folder to paste the conversations...


Your "Profiles" folder contains your complete message history archive on your computer. You can copy it to the same location on another computer if you want to view it there. We've included instructions for Windows XP and Windows Vista users.
To locate your complete message history archive on Windows XP:
  1. Open the "Run" command: press Windows Logo+R on your keyboard.
  2. Copy and paste the text below into the Run command ' then click OK:

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To locate your complete message history archive on Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32-bit):
  1. Open the "Run" command: press Windows Logo+R on your keyboard.
  2. Copy and paste the text below into the Run command ' then click OK:

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To locate your complete message history archive on Windows Vista or Windows 7 (64-bit):
  1. Open the "Run" command: press Windows Logo+R on your keyboard.
  2. Copy and paste the text below into the Run command ' then click OK:

    %LocalAppData%\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger\
Warning: Copying your Profiles folder to another computer overwrites any existing message history archive on that computer and it is replaced by yours. That overwritten message history archive will be permanently eliminated by this process. (Workaround: Backup that message archive first to a storage medium such as a CD ROM.)

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    Hi,
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    3. Uncheck the checkbox "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." mad_nas_0.gif

    4. Click the Advanced tab and uncheck the checkbox at the bottom like at the picture: mad_nas_3.jpg

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    Windows Vista.
    Giving permissions to C:\Program files folder may sometimes be difficult but here is the resolution.
    Perform L3 uninstallation.
    Delete digital imaging folder from C:\program files\hp folder.
    Delete digital imaging folder from registry.
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    Reinstall the software.
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    Hibernation is enabled by default in Windows Vista, and is one of the seven options (i.e. Hibernate) that appears on the Vista shutdown menu. Hibernate your Vista system will enable you to quickly restore to existing system state and intact workspace instead of start afresh, run programs and open your documents one by one again. If you do not use the hibernate feature in Vista, and want to delete hiberfil.sys and then recover the space occupied by the big hibernation storage file, the hibernation function can be turned off and disabled.
    Unlike Windows XP, users cannot turn the hibernation on or off via Vista GUI interface anymore. Previously users can enable or disable hibernation via Power Options applet in Control Panel. This option no longer available in Windows Vista, which also enables Hibernate ability and creates hiberfil.sys by default. Instead, users have to rely on command line utility Powercf and Disk Cleanup Wizard to disable hibernation in Vista. Microsoft KB920730 provides details on how to disable and turn off hibernation on computer running Vista system. You must log on to Vista with user account in Administrators group to perform these action.


    Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
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    If you are prompted by User Account Control for permission, click Continue.
    At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: 

    powercfg.exe -h off
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    Another easier workaround for those who’re not comfortable to work with command line is to disable hibernation and hybrid sleep feature in Windows Vista is by using Disk Cleanup wizard tool, the built-in Windows disk cleaner to delete hiberfil.sys file. The hibernation file must be enabled to access the hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista.
    Click Start button, then go to All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools, and run Disk Cleanup.
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    On “Drive Selection”, select the Windows Vista boot drive to clean up. Note that you must select the drive where Vista is installed, which normally is also the boot drive (C:) as hiberfil.sys file will be located on the root folder of it. 


    Once Disk Cleanup finishes scanning the system, Disk Cleanup for Vista window will open.
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    You can select or deselect other type files to clean or preserve from the available items or options in the list provided.
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    It will solve your problem.


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