Tech Tip: Command Line Shortcuts

Here is a quick list of all of the applications you can directly access from the “run” prompt without having to find the icon. Memorize your favorites:

Accessibility Controls: access.cpl

Add Hardware Wizard: hdwwiz.cpl

Add/Remove Programs: appwiz.cpl

Administrative Tools: control admintools

Automatic Updates: wuaucpl.cpl

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard: fsquirt

Calculator: calc

Certificate Manager: certmgr.msc

Character Map: charmap

Check Disk Utility: chkdsk

Clipboard Viewer: clipbrd

Command Prompt: cmd

Component Services: dcomcnfg

Computer Management: compmgmt.msc

Date and Time Properties: timedate.cpl

DDE Shares: ddeshare

Device Manager: devmgmt.msc

Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*: directx.cpl

Direct X Troubleshooter: dxdiag

Disk Cleanup Utility: cleanmgr

Disk Defragment: dfrg.msc

Disk Management: diskmgmt.msc

Disk Partition Manager: diskpart

Display Properties: control desktop

Display Properties: desk.cpl

Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected): control color

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility: drwtsn32

Driver Verifier Utility: verifier

Event Viewer: eventvwr.msc

File Signature Verification Tool: sigverif

Findfast: findfast.cpl

Folders Properties: control folders

Fonts: control fonts

Fonts Folder: fonts

Free Cell Card Game: freecell

Game Controllers: joy.cpl

Group Policy Editor (XP Prof): gpedit.msc

Hearts Card Game: mshearts

Iexpress Wizard: iexpress

Indexing Service: ciadv.msc

Internet Properties: inetcpl.cpl

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration): ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents): ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents): ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Release All Connections): ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections): ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS): ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID): ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID): ipconfig /setclassid

Java Control Panel (If Installed): jpicpl32.cpl

Java Control Panel (If Installed): javaws

Keyboard Properties: control keyboard

Local Security Settings: secpol.msc

Local Users and Groups: lusrmgr.msc

Logs You Out Of Windows: logoff

Microsoft Chat: winchat

Minesweeper Game: winmine

Mouse Properties: control mouse

Mouse Properties: main.cpl

Network Connections: control netconnections

Network Connections: ncpa.cpl

Network Setup Wizard: netsetup.cpl

Notepad: notepad

Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed): nvtuicpl.cpl

Object Packager: packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator: odbccp32.cpl

On Screen Keyboard: osk

Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed): ac3filter.cpl

Password Properties: password.cpl

Performance Monitor: perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor: perfmon

Phone and Modem Options: telephon.cpl

Power Configuration: powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes: control printers

Printers Folder: printers

Private Character Editor: eudcedit

Quicktime (If Installed): QuickTime.cpl

Regional Settings: intl.cpl

Registry Editor: regedit

Registry Editor: regedit32

Remote Desktop: mstsc

Removable Storage: ntmsmgr.msc

Removable Storage Operator Requests: ntmsoprq.msc

Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof): rsop.msc

Scanners and Cameras: sticpl.cpl

Scheduled Tasks: control schedtasks

Security Center: wscui.cpl

Services: services.msc

Shared Folders: fsmgmt.msc

Shuts Down Windows: shutdown

Sounds and Audio: mmsys.cpl

Spider Solitare Card Game: spider

SQL Client Configuration: cliconfg

System Configuration Editor: sysedit

System Configuration Utility: msconfig

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately): sfc /scannow

System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot): sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot): sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting): sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache): sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x): sfc /cachesize=x

System Properties: sysdm.cpl

Task Manager: taskmgr

Telnet Client: telnet

User Account Management: nusrmgr.cpl

Utility Manager: utilman

Windows Firewall: firewall.cpl

Windows Magnifier: magnify

Windows Management Infrastructure: wmimgmt.msc

Windows System Security Tool: syskey

Windows Update Launches: wupdmgr

Windows XP Tour Wizard: tourstart

Wordpad: write