Monday, August 24, 2009

Tricks: Access Windows programs easily from Run Dialog

Run commands are very useful when we dont know the correct location of the windows programs. There are lot of windows programs which can be accessed directly through Run dialog. Some of them which are really useful are given below.

Run Commands
appwiz.cpl — Used to run Add/Remove wizard
Calc –Calculator
Cfgwiz32 –ISDN Configuration Wizard
Charmap –Character Map
Chkdisk –Repair damaged files
Cleanmgr –Cleans up hard drives
Clipbrd –Windows Clipboard viewer
Control –Displays Control Panel
Cmd –Opens a new Command Window
Control mouse –Used to control mouse properties
Dcomcnfg –DCOM user security
Debug –Assembly language programming tool
Defrag –Defragmentation tool
Drwatson –Records programs crash & snapshots
Dxdiag –DirectX Diagnostic Utility
Explorer–Windows Explorer
Fontview –Graphical font viewer
Fsmgmt.msc — Used to open shared folders
Firewall.cpl — Used to configure windows firewall
Ftp -ftp.exe program
Hostname –Returns Computer’s name
Hdwwiz.cpl — Used to run Add Hardware wizard

iexpress- tool for creating self extracting/ self installing package
Ipconfig –Displays IP configuration for all network adapters
Logoff — Used to logoff the computer
MMC –Microsoft Management Console
Msconfig –Configuration to edit startup files
Mstsc — Used to access remote desktop
Mrc — Malicious Software Removal Tool
Msinfo32 –Microsoft System Information Utility
Nbtstat –Displays stats and current connections using NetBIOS over TCP/IP
Netstat –Displays all active network connections
Nslookup–Returns your local DNS server
Osk —Used to access on screen keyboard
Perfmon.msc — Used to configure the performance of Monitor.
Ping –Sends data to a specified host/IP
Powercfg.cpl — Used to configure power option

Rasphone - Remote Access phonebook
Regedit –Registry Editor
Regwiz — Registration wizard
Sfc /scannow — System File Checker
Sndrec32 –Sound Recorder
Shutdown — Used to shutdown the windows
Spider — Used to open spider solitaire card game
Sfc / scannow — Used to run system file checker utility.
Sndvol32 –Volume control for soundcard
Sysedit — Edit system startup files
Taskmgr –Task manager
Telephon.cpl — Used to configure modem options.
Telnet –Telnet program
Tracert –Traces and displays all paths required to reach an internet host
Winchat — Used to chat with Microsoft
Wmplayer — Used to run Windows Media player
Wab — Used to open Windows address Book.
WinWord — Used to open Microsoft word
Winipcfg –Displays IP configuration
Winver — Used to check Windows Version
Wupdmgr –Takes you to Microsoft Windows Update
Write — Used to open WordPad

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