How to Add Run Command in Windows 10 Start Menu, Taskbar or Desktop

In Windows 10, you can open Run Command Box by pressing its shortcut combination (Windows key + R), an easy way to open it.

Also, it is available within the Windows 10 Start Menu (Start Menu > Windows System folder) by default, which is not an easy way to open it.

However, if you want to add it to the Taskbar, Start Menu (as a Tile or Shortcut) or Desktop, then this guide is for you.

Without further ado, let’s see how to do these tasks in detail.

Add Run Command to Start Menu as a Tile

Open Start Menu.

Find and open the “Windows System” folder.

Now, right click on “Run.” Click “Pin to Start.”

Pin to Start option

That is all. Now, you can see the Run Command as a tile on the right side of the Start Menu.

Run Command as a tile in Windows 10 Start Menu

Add Run Command to Taskbar

Find and right-click “Run” which is located under “Windows System” folder.

Click More > Pin to taskbar.

Pin to taskbar option

That’s it. You can see the Run in the Taskbar now.

Run shortcut in Windows 10 Taskbar

Add Run Command Shortcut to Desktop

If you already have “Run” as a tile in the Start Menu, just drag and drop that tile to the Desktop and you can see the Run shortcut on the Desktop.

Run shortcut

Alternatively, you can do the same task by following the below steps:

Open Run Command Box and type “shell:programs” (without quotes) and then press “Enter” key.

Go to “Windows System” folder and then find the “Run” shortcut.

Windows System folder and all its contents including Run shortcut

Copy the shortcut and paste it into the Desktop.

Now, you can see the Run shortcut on the Desktop.

Run shortcut on Desktop

Add Run Command Box Shortcut to Start Menu

Want to add a Run shortcut to the left side of the Start Menu? Then here’s what you need to do:

But, before proceeding with the steps, remember that this is not an easy way to open Run box.

Open Run Command (Windows key + R). Type the command “shell:programs” (without quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Go to “Windows System” folder and then find “Run” shortcut there.

Copy that shortcut. Click the “Programs” folder in the Address Bar.

Address Bar showing Programs folder

Paste the shortcut into the “Programs” folder.

Run shortcut within Programs folder

That is all. Now, you can see the shortcut on the left side of the Start Menu.

Run shortcut on the left side of the Start Menu

Also see:

How to Pin Website to Windows 10 Taskbar or Start Menu

How to Change Position of the Windows 10 Taskbar