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How to Create Your Own Customized Run Commands


It all began one day when i was working with a new program and had to browse to its installation directory again and again(I kept closing it!!! *embarassed*) and thought to myself that wouldnt it be better if i could just type a command in “RUN” and run it directly from there.

And this is what i come up with…The Run command on Microsoft Windows operating system allows you to directly open an application or document with just a single command instead of navigating to it’s location and double-clicking the executable icon. However, it only works for some of the inbuilt Windows programs cmd,calc,etc. So, how do you about creating your own customized Run commands for accessing your favorite programs, files and folders? Well, read on…
Let us learn by example. I will try to create a customised run command for a game i have called “ZUMA”. At the end of this tutorial, you should be able to run the game from run command just by typing “ZUMA”.
1. Right click on your Desktop and select New -> Shortcut.

2. You will see a “Create Shortcut” Dialog box as shown below

3. Click on “Browse”, navigate to the program files directory where the ZUMA.exe file is located and click on “OK”.

4. Now click on “Next” and type any name for your shortcut. You can choose any name as per your choice; this will be your customized “Run command”. In this case I name my shortcut as “ZUMA”. Click on “Finish”.

5. You will see a shortcut named “ZUMA” on your desktop. All you need to do is just copy this shortcut and paste it in your Windows folder (usually “C:/Windows”). 

6. That’s it! From now on, just open the Run dialog box and type ZUMA and hit Enter to run the game.

So basically, you can create a customized run program for any file( not only Executable) by creating a shortcut to it and pasting it in the windows directory.

  1. Dean
    June 16, 2011 at 12:07 am

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