Run: What Are The Main Options?

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grandpaw7

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This probably sounds like a silly question, but then I feel a little sillly this morning. Maybe it's the caffine. Or maybe I should increase my dosage of ginko biloba. Anyhow, over the few years I have had my computer, I have been directed to go to Start>Run and type in various "programs", and work with them to cure various compuuter ills. When I reformatted my hard drive a short time ago, I copied the Run menu showing the various "programs" I had entered through Run. But I lost the copy. The only one I can remember right now is msconfig. I would like to know the other main "programs" a person might need to get to from time to time through Run, though I'd prefer not to end up with a long list of "programs" that are of little or no use to a light user like me. If you know of a place on the web that might help me with this, please let me know. And maybe you can tell me the correct filename for some of the more important places I might from time to time have to access through Run. Thanks, grandpaw
 
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Technically, you can run ANY program from Start>Run as long as the program is located in your Path statements or you provide the full path to it.

As far as main ones go, these are what I use frequently from Start>Run:
msconfig
sysedit
msinfo32
regedit
calc
notepad
telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
 
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One more...
I use it a lot for gaining quick access to various network resources:
'\\computername\c\data\myfolder' or whatever.
 

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Things that work as well:

Sendto (C:\Windows\Sendto)
Cookies (C:\Windows\Cookies)
command = MSDOS Prompt
control = Control Panel
defrag = Disk Defragmenter
edit = Editor
excel = Excel
explorer = Windows Explorer
hwinfo /ui = Hardware Information - Diagnostics
iexplore = Internet Explorer
ipconfig = IP Configuration
mplayer2 = Multimedia Player
msimn = Outlook Express
mspaint = Paint
notepad = Notepad
pbrush = Paint
regwiz /r = Windows 98 registration wizard
rsrcmtr = Resource Meter
sfc = System File Checker
sndrec = Sound Recorder(sndrec32)
sysedit = System Editor
sysmon = System Monitor
taskman = Task Manager
vcmui = Version Conflict Manager
welcome = Welcome to Windows 98
winfile = File Manager
winipcfg = IP Configuration
winrep = Windows Report Tool
winword = Word
wordpad = Wordpad
write = Wordpad

Also combinations like

notepad /autoexec.bat, and the like.

The possibilities are endless... :D

Greetz,
 
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Don't forget the handy "dxdiag" (direct X diagnostic tool-provides good info about your pc, too).
 

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This could well become a very big post, unless somebody stops us... :D
 
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How about "icwconn1" to bring up the InternetConnection Wizard? This indeed could get to be a very large thread. Perhaps it should be moved to Tips & Tricks or something... :D
 

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Aaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhh! :D

Thanks, Rog!

I've been using 'Control sysdm.cpl,,1' as a desktop shortcut parameter to access Device Manager directly (another nice trick), so I knew about the principles, but it's sure nice to have this extended list handy.

Greetz,
 
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