Application command name for Windows

2010/09/05 | 5 minute read |

Here is a quick reference to Application command names for Windows If you encounter any problem launching some of the program, please try the following :

Press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard or click on Start > Start Search and type this command:

  • Add/Remove Programs = appwiz.cpl
  • Administrative Tools = control admintools
  • Authorization Manager = azman.msc
  • Calculator = calc
  • Certificate Manager = certmgr.msc
  • Character Map = charmap
  • Check Disk Utility = chkdsk
  • Command Prompt = cmd.exe
  • Component Services = dcomcnfg
  • Computer Management = compmgmt.msc
  • Control Panel = control
  • Date and Time Properties = timedate.cpl
  • Defragment User Interface = dfrgui
  • Device Manager = devmgmt.msc
  • Direct X Troubleshooter = dxdiag
  • Disk Cleanup Utility = cleanmgr
  • Disk Management = diskmgmt.msc
  • Disk Parmelonion Manager = diskpart
  • Display Properties = control desktop or, alternatively desk.cpl
  • Ditilizer Calibration Tool = tabcal
  • Downloads = Downloads
  • DPI Scaling = dpiscaling
  • Driver Package Installer = dpinst
  • Driver Verifier Utility = verifier or, alternatively reset
  • DVD Player = dvdplay
  • Encryption File System = rekeywiz
  • Event Viewer = eventvwr.msc
  • Fax Cover Sheet Editor = fxscover
  • File Signature Verification Tool = sigverif
  • Folders Properties = control folders
  • Fonts = control fonts
  • Free Cell Card Game = freecell
  • Group Policy Editor = gpedit.msc
  • Iexpress Wizard = iexpress
  • Internet Explorer = iexplore
  • Internet Properties = inetcpl.cpl
  • IP Configuration = ipconfig.exe
  • iSCSI Initiator = iscsicpl
  • Keyboard Properties = control keyboard
  • Libraries = explorer or, alternatively Windows key + E
  • Local Security Settings = secpol.msc
  • Local Users and Groups = lusrmgr.msc
  • Logs You Out Of Windows = logoff
  • Microsoft Paint = mspaint.exe
  • Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool = msdt
  • Mobility Center (mobile) = mblctr or, alternatively Windows key + X
  • Mouse Properties = control mouse
  • Mouse Properties = main.cpl
  • Network Connections = control netconnections
  • Network Connections = ncpa.cpl
  • Notepad = notepad
  • ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32
  • On Screen Keyboard = osk or, alternatively Windows key + U
  • Optional Features Manager = optionalfeatures
  • Performance Monitor = perfmon.msc
  • Phone and Modem Options = telephon.cpl
  • Power Configuration = powercfg.cpl
  • Printer Migration = PrintBrmUi
  • Printers and Faxes = control printers
  • Private Character Editor = eudcedit
  • Regional Settings = intl.cpl
  • Registry Editor = regedit.exe
  • Remote Assistance = msra
  • Remote Desktop = mstsc
  • Resultant Set of Policy = rsop.msc
  • Scheduled Tasks = control schedtasks
  • Security Center = wscui.cpl
  • Services = services.msc
  • Shared Folders/MMC = fsmgmt.msc
  • Shuts Down Windows = shutdown
  • Snipping Tool = snippingtool
  • Sound Recorder = soundrecorder
  • Sound Volume = sndvol
  • Sounds and Audio = mmsys.cpl
  • Spider Solitare Card Game = spider
  • SQL Client Configuration = cliconfg
  • Sticky Note = StikyNot
  • Stored User Names and Passwords = credwiz
  • System Configuration Editor = sysedit
  • System Configuration Utility = msconfig
  • System File Checker Utility = sfc
  • System Information = msinfo32
  • System Properties = sysdm.cpl or, alternatively Windows key + Pause
  • Task Manager = taskmgr
  • Trusted Platform Module = TpmInit
  • User Accounts = netplwiz or, alternatively control userpasswords2
  • Utility Manager = utilman
  • Windows Activation = slui
  • Windows Backup Utility = sdclt
  • Windows Fax and Scan = wfs
  • Windows Firewall = firewall.cpl
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security = wf.msc
  • Windows Image Acquisition = wiaacmgr
  • Windows Magnifier = magnify
  • Windows Management Infrastructure = wmimgmt.msc
  • Windows Media Player = wmplayer
  • Windows Share Creation Wizard = shrpubw
  • Windows Standalong Update Manager = wusa
  • Windows System Security Tool = syskey
  • Windows Update App Manager = wuapp
  • Wordpad = write

Different shortcuts

These shortcuts let you access specific features and tools in Windows 7.

  • Action Center = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL wscui.cpl
  • Add Network Location = rundll32.exe shwebsvc.dll,AddNetPlaceRunDll
  • Add/Remove Programs = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl
  • Add/Remove Programs = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0
  • Add/Remove Windows Components = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,2
  • Advanced Restore = sdclt.exe /restorewizardadmin
  • Aero (Transparency feature) Off = Rundll32.exe DwmApi #104
  • Aero (Transparency feature) On = Rundll32.exe DwmApi #102
  • Backup Location and Settings = sdclt.exe /configure
  • Content Advisor = RunDll32.exe msrating.dll,RatingSetupUI
  • Control Panel = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
  • Date and Time = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl
  • Date and Time (Additional Clocks) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,1
  • Date and Time (Properties) = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl
  • Device Manager = RunDll32.exe devmgr.dll DeviceManager_Execute
  • Device Manager = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hdwwiz.cpl
  • Display Settings = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,3
  • Folder Options = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 0
  • Folder Options (File Types) = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_Options 2
  • Folder Options (Search) = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 2
  • Folder Options (View) = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7
  • Forgotten Password Wizard = RunDll32.exe keymgr.dll,PRShowSaveWizardExW
  • Hibernate = RunDll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState
  • Indexing Options = control.exe srchadmin.dll
  • Keyboard Properties = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @1
  • Lock Screen = RunDll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  • Manage Wireless Networks = explorer.exe shell:::{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}
  • Map Network Drive = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL Connect
  • Mouse Properties = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @0
  • Network Connections = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl
  • Notification Cache = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 5
  • Open Control Panel (All Items) = explorer.exe shell:::{21ec2020-3aea-1069-a2dd-08002b30309d}
  • Pen and Touch Tablet PC (Settings) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL tabletpc.cpl
  • Pen and Touch Tablet PC (Settings Flicks Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL tabletpc.cpl,,1
  • Pen and Touch Tablet PC (Settings Handwriting Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL tabletpc.cpl,,2
  • People Near Me = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL collab.cpl
  • People Near Me (Sign Up Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL collab.cpl,,1
  • Personalization = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,2
  • Phone and Modem (Options) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL telephon.cpl
  • Phone and Modem (Options Modems Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL telephon.cpl,,1
  • Phone and Modems (Options Advanced Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL telephon.cpl,,2
  • Power Options = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl
  • Power Options Modify Plan Settings = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl,,1
  • Regional Settings = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,3
  • Restore Files = sdclt.exe /restorewizard
  • Screen Resolution = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
  • ScreenSaver = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1
  • Set Program Access and Computer Defaults = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,3
  • Sound Control Playback Tab = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLLmmsys.cpl
  • Sound Control Recording Tab = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLLmmsys.cpl,,1
  • Sound Control Sounds Tab = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLLmmsys.cpl,,2
  • Stored Usernames /Passwords = RunDll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr
  • System Properties = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl
  • System Properties (Advanced Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,3
  • System Properties (Hardware Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,2
  • System Properties (Remote Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,5
  • System Properties (System Protection Tab) = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,4
  • System Properties (Advanced) = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,4
  • System Properties (Automatic Updates) = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,5
  • Taskbar Properties = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1
  • Unplug Eject Hardware = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
  • User Accounts = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL nusrmgr.cpl
  • Welcome Center = rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter
  • Windows (About) = RunDll32.exe SHELL32.DLL,ShellAboutW
  • Windows Firewall = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL firewall.cpl
  • Windows Firewall = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL firewall.cpl
  • Windows Security Center = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL wscui.cpl
  • Wireless Network Setup = RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL NetSetup.cpl,@0,WNSW
  • Wireless Networks pop-up = rundll32.exe van.dll,RunVAN

Internet Explorer Advanced Settings

  • Delete All (Deeper Cleaning Including Add-on Data Deletion) = RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351
  • Delete All = RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255
  • Delete Cookies = RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2
  • Delete Form Data = RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16
  • Delete History = RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1
  • Delete Passwords = RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32
  • Delete Temporary Internet Files = RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8

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