Questions tagged [run-dialog]

Tags questions [run dialog] if they are about using the windows run dialog.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
28 views

Search for a file using the Windows Run Dialog Box

I am attempting to automate a Windows Search for a file name. My method work on several folders; however, it fails on a folder named "part #". My process was to Search for a file within the ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
67 views

Is it possible to call the Run Window with a command in Windows?

I am wondering if it is possible to call the run window either from CMD, PowerShell, or using VBScript, etc. with a command/app/directory to run? I know that explorer.exe Shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-...
user avatar
  • 13
2 votes
2 answers
69 views

What does the `shell:` prefix do in the Run dialog?

Press Win + R, type shell:startup and press Enter will bring up the Startup folder. What does the shell: prefix do and what arguments does it accept?
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
109 views

How to start the new Snipping Tool via run under Windows 11

Today I finally got the "new" Snipping Tool via Windows Update. In the past, I used Win + R -> snippingtool to run the old one, this however doesn't seem to work anymore ("cannot be ...
user avatar
  • 103
0 votes
0 answers
29 views

Windows Run Command No Longer Knows How to Open Folders in Certain Locations

One day, my Run Command forgot how to open folders, but only certain folders. Regular folders work fine: But special folders, like ones I access all the time as an engineer, such as %appdata% or C:\...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
2 answers
275 views

Windows Stops Recording Run History (Run MRU list)

When opening Run via +R in Windows Server 2019, there are no items in its history or Registry key: (I believe the situation is the same in Windows 10) HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...
user avatar
  • 103
0 votes
0 answers
41 views

Can not run batch file from Run box even after added to Path

I am trying to run a batch file from the Run box. I am very new to Python and going through some introductory courses. It is a simple 'Hello World! batch file called hello.bat: @py C:\Users\user name\...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
1k views

Windows 10 App Aliases not working

I have a number of different apps installed on my windows 10 computer that use the app execution aliases feature (Settings -> Apps and Feautres -> App Execution Aliases). However, with the ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
44 views

Open Windows 'Run' dialog using a command and Remember position on screen?

There's a good command here to open Windows 'Run' dialog: Open Run... dialog from command I wish a little bit more customised, that is how to set the position of the Run dialog, or how to make the ...
user avatar
  • 521
0 votes
0 answers
68 views

Export Registrykey via Run Dialog to file with current date in filename

I want to export a registry key via command line into a file with the current date, this works fine using the command line console (cmd.exe): reg export HKEY_USERS\SomeRegKey C:\%date%_RegExport.txt ...
user avatar
  • 7,970
0 votes
0 answers
79 views

Google Drive (Backup and Sync) local folder no longer opens from Run

For some reason, Google Drive as well as the full directory path seems to no longer open the local folder (i.e., via explorer.exe) and instead triggers a system dialogue prompt to ask for file ...
user avatar
  • 690
5 votes
1 answer
3k views

How can I change the WSL bash command default directory?

I have WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) set up on my computer with Ubuntu.  When I want a Linux session, I hit Win+R and type bash because it's short and quick.  However, it always drops me into /mnt/...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
142 views

Open "Find Printer" from command line. Not "Add Printer"

Windows 10 Is it possible to modify this entry to open the "Find Printer" dialogue? RUNDLL32.EXE PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /ii /f %windir%\inf\ntprint.inf I am able to open "Add Printer" with this ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
74 views

Enable "Run" box cache in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have a question that is the opposite of Clear Windows "Run" box cache: since upgrading to Windows 10 version 1809 on my machine, the "Run" box has stopped caching the commands I type. ...
user avatar
  • 101
8 votes
3 answers
3k views

What kind of action is a "Run" command and how to automate them?

My main questions within the context below: What are "Run" commands from Windows' perspective? How to automate "Run" commands? Is "Run" similar to the address bar of the Windows Explorer? As many of ...
user avatar
  • 191
0 votes
1 answer
140 views

Why Does The "NotePad++" Static Software Application Start?

There was a time when one needed to add to the PATH Environment Variable the Folder to the NotePad++ Static Software Application in order to start it from the Run Dialog. This folder: There was a ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Run command to open network connections list box

Is there any way I can open the network connection list box (see image) using Run or cmd? Im currently on Windows 10.
user avatar
  • 137
0 votes
0 answers
5k views

Windows PATH and Run command

I have a folder called C:\bin\ that I like to keep a lot of scripts and bat files in. One of those files is cmder.bat, which just opens cmder.exe in it's installation folder: @echo off start C:\Users\...
user avatar
  • 113
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

How to open UNC path from run dialog box as a specific user?

When i use \computer\path in run box, folder opens directly without asking me which user I want to access the folder as... have two computers A and B with administrators X and Y respectively, the ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

Since installing Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703), history dialog in Run command not storing previous searches

There is a similar post to this but does not work with my system. The previous suggestion was to turn on Start > Settings > Personalisation > Start > Show most used apps. Unfortunately, ...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
2 answers
5k views

How does Windows find the path for executables like iexplore.exe?

If I type iexplore into the run window, it runs Internet Explorer. I presume that means C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer is in my path environment variable, but it's not. I checked both my user ...
user avatar
  • 1,205
0 votes
1 answer
169 views

Change default folder for Win-R [duplicate]

Is there a way to tell the Windows Run Dialog (Win-R) to start programs in a folder other than C:\Users\<username>\?
user avatar
  • 454
11 votes
5 answers
43k views

Where is the Windows Run command located?

Where is the Windows Run dialog box located? I've opened it and examined the task manager but it just shows up as File Explorer. I've tried showing the command line arguments but it just shows C:\...
user avatar
  • 141
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Error when attempting to open Control Panel

I used to open Windows 10 control panel by issuing 'control' command in run window. Recently this fails, leaving the following message: There was a problem sending the command to the program. ::{...
user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
844 views

Looking for command for run dialog/prompt to open current user's directory

From command prompt, if I type the command start . then it simply opens the current user's directory C:\Users\<current user name> in windows 7. But this command doesn't work from windows run ...
user avatar
  • 520
1 vote
3 answers
760 views

How to find the 'Run' command that opens a specific process on Windows?

I am using Windows 10 (well, the version is irrelevant I believe) and I would like to execute my programs through 'Run' just for convenience. My problem is, where do I look for each software's Run ...
user avatar
72 votes
3 answers
4k views

How does the Run dialog know where applications are?

As a power user, I frequently use the Run dialog. I can understand why the following commands work, as they are in the PATH environment variable. mspaint diskmgmt.msc explorer These commands also ...
user avatar
  • 3,090
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

How to open downloads folder from Run after changing location?

I am using Windows 10. When I am using Windows 8.1, I have changed my Downloads folder to D:\Downloads. When I type downloads in Run, I get Windows cannot find Downloads. Make sure you typed name ...
user avatar
  • 163
0 votes
1 answer
5k views

Run exe is missing from Windows 10

I am missing the run command from my computer. I do not mean from the menu. I mean the actual exe seems to be gone. I can type run in the search field on the Start Menu and it shows the Desktop App ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
525 views

Launch Run with "Create this task with administrative privileges" option

I want to launch the Run dialog with the Create this task with administrative privileges option. I am able to do this with Task Manager, but it involves launching Task Manager that I don't want to do. ...
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
444 views

Can't access Startup items folder from Run window in Windows-7

I experienced this issue today: I could open the Start Menu folder by following this workflow: click the Start button -> right clicking "All Programs" and then select "Open All Users". However, when ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
68 views

How do you remove HTTP links from the Run Task History in Windows 10?

Here's a screenshot of the Run Task showing HTTP links. And there are many instances of the Run Task showing up entries I haven't typed before, like ms-settings:network-vpn and so on. I wondered if ...
user avatar
10 votes
3 answers
4k views

Run dialog "run as admin" option

Is this a Windows 7 feature? Is there any way I can start whatever I type there as admin always if I have UAC on? I don't want to have to configure every app that I want to start as admin, or use ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
199 views

Specify arguments when registering apps in Window Registry

I've gone through the Application Registration article from Microsoft about running apps through the Run (Win + R) command. Is it possible to include command line arguments when I'm registering apps ...
user avatar
  • 193
2 votes
2 answers
4k views

How to get Win+R history back on Windows 10?

Having an upgraded German Windows 10 with latest Fast Ring. I experience that the "Run" dialog that appears when pressing Win+R always has a blank history of previously ran commands. This ...
user avatar
  • 1,996
2 votes
1 answer
309 views

How to close Internet Explorer from the Run box?

When using the Run application from Windows desktop, what command would one use to close all instances of IE? I know you can open IE by typing "iexplore.exe" but I need a way to close IE as well. ...
user avatar
0 votes
3 answers
363 views

In the run dialog, differentiate between two identically named executables

I have installed two versions of the same program: Visual Studio. Both versions have devenv.exe as their executable. If I open the run dialog and type devenv, then Visual Studio 2012 opens. I would ...
user avatar
  • 2,191
1 vote
0 answers
63 views

Accessing web address via Run Dialog

I am experiencing a strange behavior when trying to access a web page by typing its address in Windows Run Dialog. Usually, when I just open the Run Dialog (WIN+R) and type in a web page address, the ...
user avatar
  • 2,118
0 votes
1 answer
187 views

why is the powershell i can open from the run box not the same thing i can open from the start menu?

If I WinKey + R to open the run box and type powershell it works to some extent as it opens up a command line box. However, this windows doesn't behave like the powershell I can open from Start > ...
user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
4k views

Run box warns “Task will be created with administrative privileges”, but UAC is on

I’m using Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and it has recently changed to showing this warning on the Run box: Task will be created with administrative privileges. I’ve checked UAC, and it is still 100%...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
457 views

Why is "run" a usable command in Windows 8.1's Run dialogue?

Using Windows 8.1 Professional edition I'm able to use run as a command within the Windows Run Dialogue (accessed using Windows + r: In the regular Windows 8.1 edition (not Professional), typing run ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
339 views

Windows Run dialog box with increased width?

The Windows Run dialog box obviously is made for stamp-size monitors, as in Windows 7 the Run dialog box has a width of only 413 pixel. This makes it impossible to see a longer command line without ...
user avatar
  • 1,248
6 votes
3 answers
467 views

Run box special folders [duplicate]

After reading an answer I learned that certain folders have a special feature USERPROFILE AKA C:\Users\Steven SystemRoot AKA C:\Windows From the Run box, you can access any subfolders of these. For ...
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
93 views

What is the 'technical name' for the Windows Run option?

Tried getting a term for it after a bit but my google-fu doesn't work well for Windows. What do MS people call this option?
user avatar
  • 244
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

Running Multiple programs at once from Windows Run Dialog Box

I like to open many programs from the Run dialog box. I need a way to be able to start multiple programs from one single use of the Run box. Though the question is straightforward, yet for any ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
51 views

Create Alias for Start->Run prompt

I am trying to create an alias to start a program through the Start->Run prompt. I have tried using the registry trick to force cmd.exe to autorun doskey /macrofile=%UserProfile%\Desktop\doskey.txt ...
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
3 answers
28k views

How to open UNC path containg spaces in run dialog box

I've got a network location which contains several folders with spaces in them and want to be able to start a program by using Run and the program's UNC path. For example: open the run dialog box, put ...
user avatar
  • 790
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

Open specific folder/path in Explorer with run dialog

I want to set up a way to open some path with the run diaglog (Windows + R). Let's say I type in repo and windows would open a explorer in C:\foo\bar\svn. Is there a better way than creating a repo....
user avatar
8 votes
4 answers
3k views

How to add commands to run (WIN+R) to run programs like Firefox, Sublime etc

How to add commands to run (WIN+R) to run programs like Firefox, Sublime etc. I need that because I prefer keyboard to mouse, and it's faster for instance to just press WIN+R -> type cmd and press ...
user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
104 views

Start command from run dialogue with elevated privilages keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

In windows 7 you can start applications as admin by searching in the start menu and then pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Is a similar shortcut available for the Run Window (Win+R)?
user avatar