In each version of Windows there is a menu called “Run”, which is started by the combination of keys Win + R and is a string for entering special commands. With this command, you can open Windows settings and partitions much faster than going through the UI. Just enter the desired keyword in the line and click OK or press Enter.


  1. control – opens the “Control Panel” of Windows.


  1. “.” – Opens the folder of the current user, which stores his personal downloads, images, videos and other documents.


  1. “..” – opens a folder on the system disk which contains the documents of all users of the computer.


  1. appwiz.cpl – opens the “Programs and Features” menu, where you can see the list of installed applications and delete any of them.


  1. msconfig – opens the “System Configuration” menu. In this section, you can choose to start the computer (in normal or safe mode ), and edit the list of programs that run automatically when you start Windows.


  1. devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl – opens the “Device Manager” with a list of internal components of the computer and all connected equipment. Here you can check the operation of each device and, if necessary, update its driver .


  1. powercfg.cpl – opens the menu with power settings. These settings affect the performance and battery life of laptops.


  1. diskmgmt.msc – opens the “Disk Management” menu. Here you can see information about local disks and reformat their drives.


  1. msinfo32 – opens the “System Information” menu. It displays detailed information about the motherboard, processor, drive and other components of the computer.


  1. netplwiz – opens the “User Accounts” menu, with which you can configure the profiles of people working with this computer.


  1. osk – starts the on-screen keyboard. It can come in handy if the physical keyboard stops working or you need a visual layout for a new language.


  1. services.msc – opens the system services management menu . Here you can disable programs that run in the background and, possibly, slow down the computer.


  1. cmd – opens the command window. It is often used to change network and other system settings.


  1. control folders – opens the “Explorer Settings” menu, in which you can configure the display and behavior of folders.


  1. ncpa.cpl – opens the “Network Connections” menu with Internet and local network settings.