In this post, we’ll see:
- How to Open Run in Windows 10
- How to Add Run to Start Menu, Taskbar or Desktop
- How to Create Your Own Run Command
Open Run in Windows 10
You can open Run Command Box in four different ways and they are:
Press Windows and R keys simultaneously.
Open Power user menu (To do that: right-click on the Start button or press Windows and X keys simultaneously).
Open Start menu. Type run and hit Run app in the search results.
- Open Start menu.
- Click the Windows System folder.
- Click Run which you can find between File Explorer and Task Manager.
Add Run to Start Menu, Taskbar or Desktop
To Add Run as Start Menu Tile or Taskbar Shortcut
- Hit the Start button.
- Type run. In the right pane, you can see Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar options.
- Click Pin to Start if you want the Run as Start menu tile.
- Click Pin to taskbar if you wish to have Run Command as a shortcut in the taskbar.
To Add Run as Desktop or Start Menu Shortcut
- Open Run Box. Type shell:programs and then press the Enter key.
- Go to the Windows System folder and then find the Run shortcut.
- Copy the shortcut.
- Paste it into the Desktop if you want the Desktop shortcut.
- For Start menu shortcut: click the Programs in the address bar. Paste the shortcut into the Programs folder.
Desktop shortcut alternate method: if you already have Run as a tile in the Start menu, then drag and drop it to the Desktop.
Create Run Command in Windows 10
You can create run command for your preferred applications, files, and folders in Windows 10 and here’s how:
- Create a shortcut for the one you want. Remember that the shortcut’s name is the command and it shouldn’t contain a space.
- Now, copy that shortcut and paste it in the Windows folder, which you can find in C drive.
Note: This method doesn’t work for folders. However, it can work for files and applications.
- Copy the path of the file or application’s executable file. Here, I want to create the run command for the PotPlayer. So I’m copying its executable file’s path.
- Now, open Registry Editor. Take 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 then add .exe at the end (Here, I’m providing the name as potplayer.exe). Remember that the entire key name (In our instance: potplayer.exe) is the command. Also, note that key name without .exe (potplayer) is a command too.
- In the right pane, you can see the (Default). Double-click it and then paste the path you’ve copied earlier in the Value data field.
- Hit the Ok button.
That’s it. From now on, whenever you execute the command potplayer (or potplayer.exe) in Run Command Box, it’ll open PotPlayer.