How to Open, Add or Create Run on Windows 10

In this post, you will see:

  • How to open the Run Command Box
  • How to add Run Command
  • How to create Run Command

In this case I use Windows 10. Let’s go.

How to open Run on Windows 10

You can open the Run Command Box in four different ways:

Method #1

Press Windows and R keys together.

Method #2

Open the Power user menu (To do that: right-click on the Start button or press the Windows and X buttons at the same time).

Click “Run,” which you will find between “Search” and “Shut down or sign out.”

Method #3

Open the Start menu.

Type run and hit Run app in the search results.

Method #4

Open the Start menu.

Click on the folder “Windows System.”

Click “Run,” which you will find between “File Explorer” and “Task Manager.”

Add Run to Start menu, taskbar or desktop

Add Run as Start menu tile or taskbar shortcut

Click the Start button.

Type run. In the right pane, you will see the options “Pin to Start” and “Pin to taskbar.”

Click Pin to Start if you want Run to be a tile in the Start menu.

Click Pin to taskbar if you want the Run Command to be shortcut in the taskbar.

To add Run as Start menu shortcut

Open the Run Box. Enter shell:programs and then press the “Enter” key.

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

Copy the shortcut.

Click “Programs” in the address bar.

Paste the shortcut into the Programs folder.

How to create a desktop shortcut for Run

If you already have “Run” as a tile in the Start menu, drag and drop it to the desktop.

Alternative methods

Method #1

Open the Start menu.

Type run, and you will see the Open file location option. Hit it.

Right-click on the Run shortcut and then click “Copy.”

Insert the shortcut on the desktop.

That’s all.

Method #2

Right-click on the blank area of the desktop.

Move the mouse over New. Hit Shortcut.

Type explorer shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} and press Next.

Change the name of the shortcut if you like, and then press Finish.

Note: Change the shortcut icon if you like.

How to make Run Command on Windows 10

You can create run command for your favorite applications, files, and folders, and here’s how:

Method #1

Create a shortcut for the one you want. Remember that the name of the shortcut is the command, and it should not contain a space.

Copy this shortcut and paste it into the “Windows” folder in the “C” drive.

Method #2

Note: This method does not work for folders, but for files and applications.

Copy the path of the file or the application’s executable file.

I want to create a run command for the PotPlayer. So I’m copying its executable file’s path.

Now open the Registry Editor. Make a backup of the Registry before proceeding.

Expand Hkey_Local_Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion. Right-click on the “App Paths.” Select New > Key.

Type the key name you prefer without space and add .exe at the end (Here I give the name as potplayer.exe). Remember that the entire key name (in our instance: potplayer.exe) is the command. Also, note that the key name without .exe (potplayer) is a command too.

In the right pane, you will find “Default.” Double-click on it and then paste the path you copied previously into the “Value data” field. Hit the Ok button.

That’s it. From now on, if you execute the command potplayer or potplayer.exe in the Run Command Box, PotPlayer will open.