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How To Open Any Program Using RUN Dialog Box

How To Open Any Program Using RUN Dialog Box

By Admin •  2020-01-01T14:14:08.933Z •  Windows


If you have been using Windows 10 operating system for a while, then you might be well aware of the RUN commands. Run Commands can open different types of settings on your computer like Registry editor, Local Group Policy editors, etc. The RUN Dialog box acts as a shortcut to access various Windows features.

Do you know that you can create your Run command on the Windows operating system? Well, its possible, and not only that, but you can also open any software through the Run commands on Windows 10 computer.

Opening Windows Softwares or Games could be very easy if you open it from the RUN dialog box because it will eliminate the need for manually locating the software. So, in this article, we have decided to share a working method to open any Program by typing its name in the Run Dialog Box in Windows 10 operating system.

1. Using Registry Editor

Well, in this method, we are going to add an application key to the Registry manually. So, follow some of the simple steps given below to open any program through the RUN dialog box.

Step 1. First of all, Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard.

Step 2. This will open up the RUN Dialog Box.

Open the RUN dialog box

Step 3. On the RUN dialog box, type in ‘Regedit’ and hit Enter.

Type in 'regedit' and press enter

Step 4. Now you will see the Registry Editor.

The registry editor

Step 5. There you need to locate to the following path –

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

Head to the given path

Step 6. Right-click on the ‘App Paths’ and click on ‘New’ and then click on ‘Key’. There set the key name to your desired application name along with the extension like Skype.exe.

Create a new key with your desired name

Step 7. Again select the key that you can create in Step 6 from the right-side pane and set value to the ‘Default’. In the next pop-up box, enter the path of the executable like

C:\Program Files\Skype\Skype.exe

Enter the path of the executable in the 'Value' field

Step 8. Again from the right side pane, right-click on the empty spot and select New > String Value. Name the new key as ‘Path’ and double click on it. Next, give it the value as the folder path like –

C:\Program Files\Skype\

Create a new string value and enter the folder path in the 'Value' field

That’s it! You are done. Now open the Run dialog box and enter ‘Skype’ it will open the Skype application.

Open Run and type in 'Skype'

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