How to Create a Run Command

Today I’m going to show you’ll how to create your own run command. Using this tutorial you can create any run command, for instance opening a program, a game, etc. I’m going to create a Run command to run Opera. It’s pretty easy, just follow the below instructions carefully:

Firstly go to Start> Run, type regedit and hit enter.

Now navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

Right-Click on App Paths and select> New> Key

Title the new key the name of the application, in this case; Opera.exe

Right-Click the default string value and click Modify.

Change the value to the path of the executable you want to run. E.g. C:\Program Files\Opera 9\opera.exe

Now, in the white space below right click anywhere and select New> String Value.

Name it Path and enter the value as C:\Program Files\Opera 9\opera.exe

That’s it, the two keys should like above, now close the registry editor. Go to start> Run> type your run command and hit enter. In the above case its Opera.exe. Opera will launch within seconds.

You can do this for any application. All you need to do is enter the path of the application you want to open and also make sure that you remember the name of the key that you give as you have to enter it to launch it.



5 comments for “How to Create a Run Command”

  • deepak

    wow, thats pretty informative. keep up the good work

  • whats4lunch

    You sir kick @ss! After 15 or so mins of googling I found you tip, (I just switched to Opera and found it to be missing a run command).

    I will book mark this page,


  • Dargus

    Also, creating a shortcut to the program and putting it in the \windows\system32 directory works. Even lets you rename the shortcut to whatever you want to type into the Run box.

  • Kristian

    damn thats cool, ive beek looking for this. thnx

  • Austin

    AWW Yeah! Works great! You da man

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