Win Run Aliases

Today I was looking for a simple and efficient way to add aliases to the Windows Run dialog box (the one you can open using Win+R).

Turns out my preferred way to do so is editing the registry, adding a key under

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

ending with .exe.

The Default value represents the exe you want to run, you can also add a subkey string value to the key with the name Path to specify the path where you want to run your alias.

You can find more informations in this beautiful MSDN article

I would like to create a script to ease the process and eventually support an export / import feature (maybe also interactive?), but I don’t know, we’ll see..

antipatico >:B