File Explorer is one of the core apps of Windows 10. It is the place you go to when you need to manage your files and folders. However, File Explorer also has some other hidden capabilities. One spectacular feature is the fact that Windows 10 lets you run commands directly from File Explorer using nothing else but its address bar. It is not something you would think possible, but it is real! For instance, you can use File Explorer to run Command Prompt, open the Settings app or the Control Panel, or even launch WordPad. Read on to see how this all works:\r\n\r\n\r\nHow to run a command from File Explorer in Windows 10\r\nFirst, you need to open File Explorer. A super-fast way to do it is for you to press the Windows + E keys on your keyboard simultaneously. But if you\u2019d like to use another way to launch File Explorer in Windows 10, here are 9 ways to open File Explorer in Windows 10.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe File Explorer from Windows 10\r\n\r\nOnce you have opened File Explorer, click or tap on its address bar.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe address bar of File Explorer\r\n\r\nNOTE: A faster way to get to the File Explorer address bar is to press the Alt + D keys on your keyboard.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAccess the address bar of File Explorer with the keyboard shortcut Alt + D\r\n\r\nNow type the command you want to execute. For instance, if you want to launch Command Prompt, type cmd.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nType the command you want to run in the address bar of File Explorer\r\n\r\nNow, to run the command you typed, press Enter on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can also click or tap on the \u201cGo to\u201d arrow from the right side of File Explorer\u2019s address bar.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRun command (File Explorer)\r\n\r\nWindows 10\u2019s File Explorer automatically interprets and executes the command you entered. In our example, the Command Prompt is now launched.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCommand Prompt opened from File Explorer\r\n\r\nThat\u2019s all! Simple, right?\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat commands can you run from Windows 10\u2019s File Explorer?\r\nWe now know how to run commands from File Explorer\u2019s address bar. But what commands can we run? The list of commands is long, and we would like to point out that you can use this method to launch almost any core app from Windows 10. Furthermore, you can also use it to access many of the settings available in the Settings app or the Control Panel.\r\n\r\nHere are a few of the commands you can run from Windows 10\u2019s File Explorer\u2019s address bar:\r\n\r\n \t - a simple backslash opens your main drive, aka the one where Windows 10 is installed (usually C:)\r\n \tdocuments \u2013 opens your Documents folder.\r\n \tdownloads \u2013 opens your Downloads folder.\r\n \tfavorites \u2013 opens the Favorites folder from your Windows 10\u2019s Internet Explorer.\r\n \tpictures \u2013 opens your Pictures folder.\r\n \tvideos \u2013 opens your Videos folder.\r\n \tcalc \u2013 opens the Calculator app.\r\n \tcleanmgr \u2013 opens Disk Cleanup.\r\n \tcompmgmt.msc or compmgmtlauncher \u2013 opens the Computer Management console.\r\n \tcontrol \u2013 launches Control Panel.\r\n \tcmd \u2013 launches Command Prompt.\r\n \tdevmgmt.msc \u2013 opens Device Manager.\r\n \tdxdiag \u2013 opens DirectX Diagnostic Tool.\r\n \texplorer \u2013 launches a new instance of File Explorer.\r\n \tiexplore \u2013 launches Internet Explorer.\r\n \tmagnify \u2013 opens Magnifier.\r\n \tmip \u2013 opens Math Input Panel.\r\n \tmsinfo32 \u2013 opens System Information.\r\n \tmstscs \u2013 opens Remote Desktop Connection.\r\n \tnarrator \u2013 opens Narrator.\r\n \tnotepad \u2013 opens Notepad.\r\n \tosk \u2013 launches On-Screen Keyboard.\r\n \tpaint \u2013 opens Paint.\r\n \tpowershell \u2013 launches Windows PowerShell.\r\n \tregedit \u2013 opens Registry Editor.\r\n \tsndvol \u2013 opens Volume Mixer.\r\n \tsnippingtool \u2013 opens Snipping Tool.\r\n \ttaskmgr \u2013 opens Task Manager.\r\n \twinver \u2013 opens About Windows.\r\n \twmplayer \u2013 launches Windows Media Player.\r\n \twrite \u2013 opens Wordpad.\r\n\r\nP.S. For a more extensive set of File Explorer run commands, download this PDF file that we created for you: List of Windows 10 Run commands.\r\nDo you know other useful commands that can be run from File Explorer?\r\nAs you have seen in this article, File Explorer has some surprising abilities. Being able to run commands straight from its address bar is a nifty feature, that we are sure every geek appreciates. If you know of other such hidden features or ways to run commands in File Explorer, we would really like you to share them with us. To do so, you can always use the comments section below.