Monday, 9 January 2012

Create your own run command for any application using Registry

It shows how to create run command for any application without browsing their path, just type their shortcut name.
Keywords: Registry, Run command, windows, start menu

Steps to create your own run command

Step 1: Click Start button and type regedit in Run option then press Enter for next

Step 2: Then locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App paths

Step 3: Now right click of App paths and create New Key and  title the key and name it whatever you want your run command to be. In this case, we will try to create a run command for Vlc player application.

Step 4: Now select the Vlc player.exe folder and click right on (Default) string value then click Modify at the right hand side panel.

Step 5: Here enter the path of the program that you want to execute in the value data field. In our case, the path of Vlc player application will C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe

Step 6: Now close your Registry and check the changes that take effect

Imp: Created Key name and application name must be same (with extension)

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