Start a program by using the Run command

Using the Run command is a quick way to open programs, files, folders, and—when you're connected to the Internet—websites. If you're not using the Start menu in Classic view, the Search box on the Start menu can also be used in place of the Run command.

  1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type the name of a program, folder, file, or website.


  • For quick access to the Run command, drag it from the Start menu to the Quick Launch toolbar, where you can access it with a single click.

    Picture of the Quick Launch toolbar
    Quick Launch toolbar