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Questions tagged [run-dialog]

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

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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.
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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\...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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>\?
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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:\...
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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. ::{...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 behaviour ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 > ...
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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%...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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)?
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Get all the commands from the Run drop-down list all as text

Is it possible to get all the command I have entered in my Run dialog box so far as a text list?
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What is the Start > Run command to goto My Documents folder?

I believe there is a way to get to My Documents folder from Start > Run by typing something with a % symbol in it, but forgot how... something like %MyDocuments& I don't know what these type of ...
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.cmd runs from cmd.exe but not from start menu / Run dialog

problem If I run a .cmd file from cmd.exe it works fine. However if I run it from Start menu / Run line, it opens in Notepad++, my editor. (edit I've it installed for years, didn't update it recently....
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How to get to Environment Variables from Run

I often need access to the Environment Variables on my Windows 7. What command do I need to type in the Run window to get to them? At the moment I do the following: Control Panel > System > Advanced ...
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How do I increase the “buffer depth” of the run command in Windows 7?

I use the winr combo a lot to run commands and open paths. How can I increase the "buffer" of that selection box, or provide a longer history to select through? Is there a third party replacement that ...
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MySql dump restore from Run Dialog (not the cmd prompt)

I need to restore a mysqldump on a windows machine, which i perfectly know how. But I need to do it via the Run Dialog in one GO. So we open the Run Dialog and type : "[PathToMysql]\mysql.exe" -u [...
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Can I search on internet through the RUN prompt in windows?

I was used to keeping some shortcuts of my program in a folder which is included in PATH, so whenever I want to launch any of them, I simply hit Win+R, then the name of the program. As for websites, I ...
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How to launch a windows application when “Target” and “Start in” fields are different

I am writing automation scripts and to start windows application I use WinR shortcut. However I have a problem with applications which has different data in "Start in" and "Target". Obviously using ...
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Remove Internet Explorer Address Bar URL History from Run dialogue?

How do I prevent Internet Explorer's address bar's URL history from showing up in the Run dialogue? No tweak seems to prevent this. I'm running Windows 8.
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Open graphical runas window from script on Windows XP

My customers don't want to do a SHIFT+Right Click > "Run as" on a script. So I am looking for a way to do exactly the same from a batch script. How to open this window on Windows XP from a batch ...
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Adding Dropbox to the run dialog

You can easily access many user folders using the Run command (⊞ Win+r), including documents, downloads, pictures. How can I add Dropbox support for this? That is, how can I press ⊞ Win+r, type "...
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how can i set a delayed hibernation on windows XP?

this is working for me to set a delayed shutdown: shutdown -s -t 1000 this is working for me to hibernate my pc: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState but i cant delay a ...
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Windows 7 how to purge entries in Run command window

I would like to know, how to delete the entries in the Run Command prompt/window in Windows 7, for a normal user i.e. that does not have administrative privileges.
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Customize Windows Run Dialog

Is it possible to customize the Windows Run dialog (invoked with Win+R)? For example, is it possible to replace the default Type the name of a program... message with something more interesting? In ...
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How to enable command history in Run, without enabling recently opened programs history in start menu?

I want to enable command history in Run dialog box, without enabling recently opened programs history in start menu? (!) This previous answer will enable history in both Run and Start Menu (recently ...
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How to enable command history in Run command dialog box? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable history for Run dialog for Vista administrator In my PC (running Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit), the Run dialog box does not keep the history of previous commands! So ...