Open Run Command in Windows
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How to Open Run Command in Windows

In this article, we will learn how to open the Run command in Windows. The Run command window permits you to launch apps/programs, open files/folders, and access internet resources in Windows. Just enter a path or a quick command into the Windows Run box, and then hit the ok button use a Run command.

Open Run command with a keyboard shortcut

The fastest way to launch the Run command window is to use the Windows key + R. Just hold down the Windows key and then hold the R on your keyboard.

Press the Windows and R keys

Launch Run Command Using Windows Search

If you are using Windows 11, in the search bar just type the run then select run App to open it.

Access the run window using the search bar

Opening the Run command using the Start Menu

In Windows 11, select the Start Menu button and then All apps.

Windows 11 All apps

Scroll down, and then click on Windows Tools.

Win 11 All apps Windows Tools

Open Run.

Open Run

Using the Command Prompt to launch the Run window

To launch the Windows Run, you can also open the command prompt and then enter the following command.
explorer.exe Shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

Command prompt to launch run command

Launch the Run command using PowerShell

Open the powershell command and then, type or copy/paste the below command.
(New-Object -ComObject “Shell.Application”).FileRun()

PowerShell to launch run command

Using the Windows menu to run the Run command

Right-click on the Windows start button and then click or tap on Run to open it.

Right click windows start button

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 18 years experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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