The windows run dialog box is one of the most efficient ways of accessing system programs, folders and settings on the system.
You may have tried accessing the your files, folders and programs in your windows operating system (OS) using a shortcuts, pin programs to the task bar and start menu options, but all this cannot be done for all the programs in your system. Thats where Run dialog box comes in.
This article is going to share with you the most widely used commands in the run command box for windows users. This commands can make it a lot more easier to managing a lot of useful tasks in the OS.
Firstly, we will have to open the run dialog box, you need to press Win+R (Hold Windows button then Press R) or you can search for it in the programs search box by typing Run.
Below is the windows run dialog box commands for windows User
This is the fastest way to clear the temporary files from your computer. It can save a lot of space which was being wasted by temporary files.
This command will open the windows DOS command prompt. Windows command prompt is very useful for performing many tasks which are not possible using graphical user interface.
This command will open Windows System Configuration where you can edit different things like the boot options, startup options, services, etc.
This command will open the System Properties window, Where you can change the system protection and performance related many settings
Powershell is very similar the command prompt. Just type this command in the Run dialog box, and you will have your PowerShell opened without administrator privileges.
This command can be used to monitor the performance of your computer. There are plenty of options for monitoring the system performance
Regedit Run command is used to open the Windows Registry. It is a hierarchical database that hosts all the configurations and settings of Windows operating system, it’s users and the installed software.
This is one of the lesser known Run commands. Just enter the backslash into the Run dialog box and it will open up the C drive. It is one of the quickest ways to access the C drive.
Though not well known by many is yet a very great command in the Run dialog command. When executed, it opens the current user’s home folder which hosts all the other local folders like the Downloads, Documents, Desktop, Pictures, etc.
.. (Double Dots)
When you execute these two dots in the Run dialog box, it will open up the Users folder which is located directly on the C drive.
This command will open the control panel. Control panel is used for managing all the system settings and programs
This command is used to open the Device Manager in Windows. You can manage all the device connected internally or externally to your PC.
This is the quickest way to open notepad in Windows. Just type this command in Run Box and hit enter.
This command will open On-Screen Keyboard on your display monitor. You can easily touch and type or use your mouse for typing.
This command will open task manager where you can manage all the processes and programs running on Windows Operating system.
This are the commands and you will need to try them out for yourself.
Felix Onyenobi is a technology enthusiast and loves to write. He is a co-founder at SkyNet Digital Agency. Also a web developer, Penetration tester and ethical hacker.