If you are acquainted with the Windows operating system how vital the run command is. This is like a terminal from where you access any file or folder in the system. It allows you to open new programs, open files and folders, and access networking resources. You can directly access a specific file or folder using the path of that object. The quickest way to open the Run command dialog box is Windows Key + R.
This is the most productive way to operate your computer. It allows you to be pro at windows operating system. Today I am in this article going to show different 5 ways to access this Run Command. So, let’s get started, right now.
How to open the Run Command dialog box?
1. Open the Run Command using Keyword Shortcut Key
The easiest way to access the Run command is by using the keyboard shortcut. You have to press Windows Key + R from your keyword to open the Run Command dialog box less than a second. The best part is that you can use this shortcut from any window, no matter which tasks you are doing. This shortcut will work quickly. The windows will show up on the bottom left corner of your laptop or pc screen. This shortcut will work on all Microsoft version of Windows. I have illustrated the steps in the images given below.
Now the following image will help you to get the idea of how the
Run Command dialog box looks like.
2. Use Windows Search to access Run Command Box
You can also open the same Run command by using Windows search feature. There is a shortcut for Windows search too. Press Windows Key + S to open Windows search panel and type Run. Then, click or tap on the app to open it from directly from the Windows search panel.
Following image shows you how this will look in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
The following shows how it will look in Windows 7 and Windows XP.
3. Open Run Command through Start Menu
The start menu is a Windows shape icon given on the bottom left side of your Microsoft operating system. This icon is known as start menu and allows you to access all programs, utility software and other networking associated features. I want to inform you that Microsft has eliminated this icon in Windows 8 only, so if you are Windows 8 then you will not able to see this start menu. In windows 8 you have to use the physical windows key on the keyboard to access start menu. Okay, now click or tap on the start menu, go to the Windows System folder and expand it. Now you see the Run command in the drop-down list.
Following image shows how it looks in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Following image shows how it looks in Windows 7 and Windows XP
4. Open Run Command using CMD
CMD is the launch command center of Windows, it is like brain of your operating system. If knows all and it shows all. First, you have to launch the CMD from start menu by searching CMD. Once you are able to open the CMD then type the following line of code. Please make sure you have to write the exact same code, do not put any extra space between any character. This method will work in all Windows versions.
5. Open Run command using Windows PowerShell
This is one of the easiest ways to open run command. First, you have to open the PowerShell by searching this name in the Windows search. Once you are able to open the PowerShell now copy and paste the below-given code in it.
(New-Object -ComObject “Shell.Application”).FileRun()