How to Add Run Command to Start menu in Windows 10

Marian Cularea By: Marian Cularea
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  1. Pin Run to Start Menu
  2. Create Run window shortcut on desktop
  3. Pin Run to Windows 10 taskbar

The Run command icon in Windows 10 is not available in the Start menu when you first install the operating system. Don’t worry because there is a very easy workaround that you can use. This guide will show you how to get the Run command in the Start menu in Windows 10. So follow the simple steps listed in this article and you should
How to add run command to start menu in Windows 10
In the previous versions of Windows like the Windows 7 or Windows 8, it was quite easy to add the Run command window in the Start menu. If you are not a fan of the keyboard shortcut used to open Run, you will learn how to do this in Windows 10 in just a few minutes with the help of the guide below.

Note: The keyboard shortcut can be accessed by pressing and holding the “Windows” button and the “R” button.

Steps to add Run command to Windows 10 Start menu

1. Pin Run to Start Menu

  1. Left click or tap on the “Start” button to open the Start menu.
  2. From within the Start menu, you will have to left click or tap on the “All Apps” button situated in the lower left corner of the menu.
  3. Search for the “Windows System” folder and left click or tap on it to open.
  4. You can now see the “Run” icon in the above folder you opened.
  5. Now right click or hold tap on the “Run” icon.
  6. From the menu that pops up, you will have to left click or tap on the “Pin to Start” feature.pin run windows start menu
  7. Now close the Start menu and left click or tap again on it to open.
  8. You will see the “Run” icon present on the right side in the Start menu.
  9. Now, if you would like to move the “Run” icon to the left side of the menu, you will need to close the Start menu first.

2. Create Run window shortcut on desktop

  1. On an open space in your desktop right click or hold tap.
  2. From the menu that shows, you need to left click or tap on the “New” feature.
  3. From the menu that pops up, you need to left click or tap on the “Shortcut” feature.
  4. Now double click to open the shortcut you made.
  5. In the field that says :”Type the location of the item” you will need to write the following or just copy paste it from here: “explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}” without the quotes.
  6. Left click or tap on the “Next” button situated in the lower right side of this window.
  7. Now in the next window, you will have there a “Type a name for this shortcut” topic.
  8. As a nam,e you should write “Run” without the quotes.
  9. Left click or tap on the “Finish” button to complete the process.
  10. Now hold the left click on the shortcut and drag it to the left side of the Start menu.
  11. Now, you have your Run icon on the left side of the Start menu as well.

3. Pin Run to Windows 10 taskbar

You can also pin your Run window to your taskbar. The steps to follow are similar to those you need to follow in order to pin Run to Star menu.

Go to Start > click on the Windows logo > go to Windows System > right-click on Run > select More > Pin to Taskbar, as shown in the screenshot below.

pin run windows taskbar

That is it, you have above a very simple way to get your Run icon back to your Start menu and use it as you wish in Windows 10. Also, if you have any other questions related to this article, please let us know in the comments below. We will help you further as soon as possible.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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