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10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows


Back again with our tips and trick, now we will learn about simple tips and trick 10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows. We believe most of users who read this article already know or maybe use the run feature on Windows (usually used to run a command prompt by typing cmd).

If you just learn about computer and still confuse about run command, according to Wikipedia :

On the Microsoft Windows operating system, the Run command is used to directly open an application or document whose path is known. It functions more or less like a single-line command line interface.


1. Windows O.S

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows:

To run command, you can press the Windows keyboard logo and press R (Win logo + R)

1. chkdsk

CHKDSK (short for "check disk") is a system tool in DOS, OS/2 and Windows. It verifies the file system integrity on hard disks or floppy disk and fixes logical file system errors. It is similar to the fsck command in Unix.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

2. compmgmt.msc

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is a component of Windows 2000 and its successors that provides system administrators and advanced users an interface for configuring and monitoring the system.

Useful to monitor the computer status. View the shared folder, connected user, scheduler, etc

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

3. devmgmt.msc

The Device Manager is a Control Panel applet in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It allows users to view and control the hardware attached to the computer. When a piece of hardware is not working, the offending hardware is highlighted for the user to deal with. The list of hardware can be sorted by various criteria.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

4. dxdiag

DxDiag ("DirectX Diagnostics") is a diagnostics tool used to test DirectX functionality and troubleshoot video- or sound-related hardware problems. DirectX Diagnostic can save text files with the scan results. These files are often posted in tech forums or attached to support emails in order to give support personnel a better idea of the PC the requester is using in case the error is due to a hardware failure or incompatibility.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

5. cleanmgr

It was good if you keep your computer clean. By running this tool, you can clean some trash or cache file to make some free space on your system.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

6. dfrgui

Disk Defragmenter is a utility in Microsoft Windows designed to increase access speed by rearranging files stored on a disk to occupy contiguous storage locations, a technique called defragmentation. Defragmenting a disk minimizes head travel, which reduces the time it takes to read files from and write files to the disk.[1] Beginning with Windows XP, Disk Defragmenter also reduces system startup times.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

7. diskmgmt.msc or diskpart

The Logical Disk Manager (LDM) is an implementation of a logical volume manager for Microsoft Windows NT, developed by Microsoft and Veritas Software. It was introduced with the Windows 2000 operating system, and is supported in Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The MMC-based Disk Management snap-in (diskmgmt.msc) hosts the Logical Disk Manager. On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, LDM was deprecated in favor of Storage Spaces.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

8. secpol.msc

A security policy is a combination of security settings that affect the security on a computer. You can use your local security policy to edit account policies and local policies on your local computer.
With the local security policy, you can control:
– Who accesses your computer.
– What resources users are authorized to use on your computer.
– Whether or not a user or group's actions are recorded in the event log.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

9. perfmon

Performance Monitor is a simple yet powerful visualization tool for viewing performance data, both in real time and from log files. With it, you can examine performance data in a graph, histogram, or report.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows

10. gpedit.msc

Group Policy is a feature of the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that control the working environment of user accounts and computer accounts. Group Policy provides the centralized management and configuration of operating systems, applications, and users' settings in an Active Directory environment.

10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows


1. Of course what we describe above about 10 Useful RUN Commands on Windows has not cover all the functionality of the Windows itself. If you have some suggestion about another useful RUN command, you can contribute by submitting your comment below.

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  • TJ009

    My OS is Windows 8.1, I tried all the commands, but only the last one i.e. “gpedit.msc” is not working, I’ve attached the screenshot of the error shown. Thank You.