Important Windows Commands

By | January 17, 2010
Control Panel
• CONTROL: opens the control panel window
• CONTROL ADMINTOOLS: opens the administrative tools
• CONTROL KEYBOARD: opens keyboard properties
• CONTROL COLOUR: opens display properties.Appearance tab
• CONTROL FOLDERS: opens folder options
• CONTROL FONTS: opens font policy management
• CONTROL INTERNATIONAL or INTL.CPL: opens Regional and Language option
• CONTROL MOUSE or MAIN.CPL: opens mouse properties
• CONTROL USERPASSWORDS: opens User Accounts editor
• CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 or NETPLWIZ: User account access restrictions
• CONTROL PRINTERS: opens faxes and printers available
• APPWIZ.CPL: opens Add or Remove programs utility tool
• OPTIONALFEATURES: opens Add or Remove Windows component utility
• DESK.CPL: opens display properties. Themes tab
• HDWWIZ.CPL: opens add hardware wizard
• IRPROPS.CPL: infrared utility tool
• JOY.CP: opens game controllers settings
• MMSYS.CPL: opens Sound and Audio device Properties. Volume tab
• SYSDM.CPL: opens System properties
• TELEPHON.CPL: Opens phone and Modem options
• TIMEDATE.CPL: Date and Time properties
• WSCUI.CPL: opens Windows Security Center
• ACCESS.CPL: opens Accessibility Options
• WUAUCPL.CPL: opens Automatic Updates
• POWERCFG.CPL: opens Power Options Properties
• AZMAN.MSC: opens authorisation management utility tool
• CERTMGR.MSC: opens certificate management tool
• COMPMGMT.MSC: opens the Computer management tool
• COMEXP.MSC or DCOMCNFG: opens the Computer Services management tool
• DEVMGMT.MSC: opens Device Manager
• EVENTVWR or EVENTVWR.MSC: opens Event Viewer
• FSMGMT.MSC: opens Shared Folders
• NAPCLCFG.MSC: NAP Client configuration utility tool
• SERVICES.MSC: opens Service manager
• TASKSCHD.MSC or CONTROL SCHEDTASKS: opens Schedule Tasks manager
• GPEDIT.MSC: opens Group Policy utility tool
• LUSRMGR.MSC: opens Local Users and Groups
• SECPOL.MSC: opens local security settings
• CIADV.MSC: opens indexing service
• NTMSMGR.MSC: removable storage manager
• NTMSOPRQ.MSC: removable storage operator requests
• WMIMGMT.MSC: opens (WMI) Window Management Instrumentation
• PERFMON or PERFMON.MSC: opens the Performance monitor
• MMC: opens empty Console
• MDSCHED: opens memory diagnostics tools
• DXDIAG: opens DirectX diagnostics tools
• ODBCAD32: opens ODBC Data source Administrator
• REGEDIT or REGEDT32: opens Registry Editor
• DRWTSN32: opens Dr. Watson
• VERIFIER: opens Driver Verifier Manager
• CLICONFG: opens SQL Server Client Network Utility
• UTILMAN: opens Utility Manager
• COLORCPL: opens color management
• CREDWIZ: back up and recovery tool for user passwords
• MOBSYNC: opens Synchronization center
• MSCONFIG: opens System Configuration Utility
• SYSEDIT: opens System Configuration Editor (careful while using this command)
• SYSKEY: Windows Account Database Security management (careful while using this command)
Windows utility and applications
• EPLORER: Opens windows Explorer
• IEXPLORER: Opens Internet explorer
• WAB: opens Contacts
• CHARMAP: opens Character Map
• WRITE: opens WordPad
• NOTEPAD: opens Notepad
• CALC: opens Calculator
• CLIPBRD: opens Clipbook Viewer
• WINCHAT: opens Microsoft Chat Interface
• SOUNDRECORDER: opens sound recording tool
• DVDPLAY: run CD or DVD
• WMPLAYER: opens Windows Media Player
• MOVIEMK: Opens untitled Windows Movie Maker
• OSK: opens on-screen Keyboard
• MAGNIFY: opens Magnifier
• WINCAL: opens Calendar
• DIALER: opens phone Dialer
• EUDCEDIT: opens Private Character Editor
• NDVOL: opens the mixer volume
• RSTRUI : opens Tool System Restore (For Vista only)
• %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\RESTORE\rstrui.exe: opens Tool System Restore (for XP only).
• MSINFO32: Opens the System Information
• MRT : launches the utility removal of malware.
• Taskmgr : Opens the Windows Task Manager
• CMD: opens a command prompt
• MIGWIZ: Opens the tool for transferring files and settings from Windows (Vista only)
• Migwiz.exe: Opens the tool for transferring files and settings from Windows (for XP only)
• SIDEBAR: Open the Windows (Vista only)
• Sigverif : Opens the tool for verification of signatures of files
• Winver : Opens the window for your Windows version
• FSQUIRT: Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
• IExpress opens the wizard for creating self-extracting archives. Tutorial HERE
• MBLCTR: opens the mobility center (Windows Vista only)
• MSRA : Opens the Windows Remote Assistance
• Mstsc : opens the tool connection Remote Desktop
• MSDT: opens the diagnostic tools and support Microsoft
• WERCON: opens the reporting tool and solutions to problems (for Vista only)
• WINDOWSANYTIMEUPGRADE: Enables the upgrade of Windows Vista
• WINWORD : opens Word (if installed)
• PRINTBRMUI : Opens migration wizard printer (Vista only)
Disk management
• DISKMGMT.MSC: opens disk management utility
• CLEANMGR: opens disk drive clean up utility
• DFRG.MSC: opens disk defragmenter
• CHKDSK: complete analysis of disk partition
• DISKPART: disk partitioning tool
Connection management
• IPCONFIG: list the configuration of IP addresses on your PC (for more information type IPCONFIG/? in the CMD menu)
• INETCPL.CPL: opens internet properties
• FIREWALL.CPL: opens windows firewall
• NETSETUP.CPL: opens network setup wizard
Miscellaneous commands
• JAVAWS: View the cover of JAVA software (if installed)
• AC3FILTER.CPL: Opens the properties AC3 Filter (if installed)
• FIREFOX: Mozilla launches Firefox (if installed)
• NETPROJ: allow or not connecting to a network projector (For Vista only)
• LOGOFF: closes the current session
• SHUTDOWN: shut down Windows
• SHUTDOWN-A: to interrupt Windows shutdown
• %WINDIR% or %SYSTEMROOT%: opens the Windows installation
• %PROGRAMFILES%: Opens the folder where you installed other programs (Program Files)
• %USERPROFILE%: opens the profile of the user currently logged
• %HOMEDRIVE%: opens the browser on the partition or the operating system is installed
• %HOMEPATH%: opens the currently logged user C: \ Documents and Settings \ [username]
• %TEMP%: opens the temporary folder
• VSP1CLN: deletes the cache for installation of the service pack 1 for Vista
• System File Checker (Requires Windows CD if the cache is not available):
o     SFC / scannow: immediately scans all system files and repairs damaged files
o     SFC / VERIFYONLY: scans only those files system
o     SFC / Scanfil = “name and file path”: scans the specified file, and repaired if damaged
o     SFC / VERIFYFILE = “name and file path”: Scans only the file specified
o     SFC / scanonce: scans the system files on the next restart
o     SFC / REVERT: return the initial configuration (For more information, type SFC /? In the command prompt CMD.