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    I did not know these - Windows Run commands you probably never knew .

    NOTE: Number 3 did not open "Computer" on my Win7 Ultimate x-64 system.

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    Number 3 opens my main user account on Window 7 64 bit.
    2 dots in the run box opened "C:\Users" folder.
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    All seemed to work on my setup.

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    The next to last post summarized my observation; most of these are retreads of old, tried, and true DOS commands.

    BTW, if you have a Windows Explorer window open, you can use its address bar as an always open Run box.

    Along the same lines, here are a few other shortcuts, usable in either the address bar of the Windows Explorer or its cousin, the Run box.

    %APPDATA% - Opens your Application Data directory; e. g., C:\Documents and Settings\David\Application Data.

    %windir% or %SystemRoot%- Opens your Windows directory; e. g., C:\WINDOWS.

    %TMP% or %TEMP% - Opens your User Temp Directory; e. g., C:\Documents and Settings\David\Local Settings\Temp

    %CommonProgramFiles% - Opens the Common Program Files directory; e. g., C:\Program Files\Common Files

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE% - Opens the Common (Shared) User Profile directory; e. g., C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

    %MSDevDir% - Opens the main (common, shared) Visual Studio program directory, if you have Microsoft Visual Studio 6 installed; e. g., C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\MSDev98

    In general, you can open any single directory named in an environment string by surrounding its name with percent characters. By "single directory," I mean that you cannot use the PATH environment string in this way, because it contains a list of directories.

    These magic strings have many other uses, too, including the following.



    • Desktop shortcuts
    • Batch file commands (in either .BAT or .CMD files
    • In commands entered at a command prompt, including both the program call, itself, and its arguments, if any
    I use them almost daily.

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    And don't forget the Windows key - I use it to open Explorer (Winkey + E), and to access the system page (Winkey + Pause).

    There are many other direct accesses that can be made with winkey, network, printing etc.

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