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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 05:09 PM

Hi.

The title says it all really. Did a search but didn't come up with much.

Do we have such a list??

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:00 PM

Hello,

Take a look at this link, that should keep you busy for a couple of days.....


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...s.mspx?mfr=true


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Posted 19 June 2006 - 02:37 PM

That would be a daunting list to say the least and would vary on every single machine.
Maybe a little easier to remember and most commonly used:

Every .exe file can be launched via Start>Run. (.exe)

Any control panel item (.cpl)

access.cpl: Accessibility controls
appwiz.cpl: Add/Remove Programs
desk.cpl: Display properties
hdwwiz.cpl: Add hardware
inetcpl.cpl: Configure Internet Explorer and Internet properties
intl.cpl: Regional settings
joy.cpl: Game controllers
main.cpl: Mouse properties and settings
main.cpl,@1: Keyboard properties
mmsys.cpl: Sounds and Audio
ncpa.cpl: Network properties
nusrmgr.cpl: User accounts
powercfg.cpl: Power configuration
sysdm.cpl: System properties General
telephon.cpl: Phone and modem options
timedate.cpl: Date and time

Management consoles (.msc)

ciadv.msc: Indexing Service
compmgmt.msc: Computer Management Console
devmgmt.msc: Device Manager
dfrg.msc: Disk Defragmenter
diskmgmt.msc: Disk Management
gpedit.msc: Group Policy Editor. (XP Pro)
services.msc: services

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:59 PM

eventvwr: event viewer

is very useful as well, has error logs etc.
also, you can open almost any prgrma installed on your comp. from run.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 11:54 PM

Hi.

The title says it all really. Did a search but didn't come up with much.

Do we have such a list??

Cheers

I ran across a link to a site that has just what you're looking for. It started at 99 items that can be stated from the Run box and is now up to 156.

windowsxp550's 156 Useful Run Commands

Includes some third party software that might not be obvious. One I am rather surprised to see is:

shutdown

also, you can open almost any prgrma installed on your comp. from run.

True, you just need to know the name of the main executable file, as HitSquad pointed out. With all the software out there there is well over 156, so the Windows commands and those of the most common software is the most useful.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 01:03 PM

Accessibility Controls <--> access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard <--> accwiz
Add Hardware Wizard <--> hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs <--> appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools <--> control admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) <--> acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed) <--> acrodist
Adobe Distiller (if installed) <--> acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed) <--> imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed) <--> photoshop
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
Control Panel <--> control
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
Files and Settings Transfer Tool <--> migwiz
File Signature Verification Tool <--> sigverif
Findfast <--> findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed) <--> firefox
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
Help and Support <--> helpctr
HyperTerminal <--> hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard <--> iexpress
Indexing Service <--> ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard <--> icwconn1
Internet Explorer <--> iexplore
Internet Properties <--> inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard <--> inetwiz
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
Malicious Software Removal Tool <--> mrt
Microsoft Access (if installed) <--> access.cpl
Microsoft Chat <--> winchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed) <--> excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) <--> frontpg
Microsoft Movie Maker <--> moviemk
Microsoft Paint <--> mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) <--> powerpnt
Microsoft Word (if installed) <--> winword
Microsoft Syncronization Tool <--> mobsync
Minesweeper Game <--> winmine
Mouse Properties <--> control mouse
Mouse Properties <--> main.cpl
Nero (if installed) <--> nero
Netmeeting <--> conf
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
Outlook Express <--> msimn
Paint <--> pbrush
Password Properties <--> password.cpl
Performance Monitor <--> perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor <--> perfmon
Phone and Modem Options <--> telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer <--> dialer
Pinball Game <--> pinball
Power Configuration <--> powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes <--> control printers
Printers Folder <--> printers
Private Character Editor <--> eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) <--> QuickTime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed) <--> quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed) <--> realplay
Regional Settings <--> intl.cpl
Registry Editor <--> regedit
Registry Editor <--> regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook <--> rasphone
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 Information <--> msinfo32
System Properties <--> sysdm.cpl
Task Manager <--> taskmgr
TCP Tester <--> tcptest
Telnet Client <--> telnet
Tweak UI (if installed) <--> tweakui
User Account Management <--> nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager <--> utilman
Windows Address Book <--> wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility <--> wabmig
Windows Backup Utility (if installed) <--> ntbackup
Windows Explorer <--> explorer
Windows Firewall <--> firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier <--> magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure <--> wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player <--> wmplayer
Windows Messenger <--> msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) <--> wiaacmgr
Windows System Security Tool <--> syskey
Windows Update Launches <--> wupdmgr
Windows Version (to show which version of windows) <--> winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard <--> tourstart
Wordpad <--> write
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 05:41 AM

Thank you all

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:24 PM

And the most important in my opinion:

cmd.exe

Gets you to the command prompt.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:51 PM

And once you get to the command line, here are some basic commands that are helpful to a newb like me:

Command Line List and Reference

nosnhoj#3 has already posted the definitive list from MS for those more advanced, but here it is again:

Command-line reference A-Z

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 06:43 AM

You can also create your own start > run commands...

For example, I have a program called Spywareblaster. The executable is located in C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe

So, to create the start > run command for spywareblaster, you have to create next regfile and merge it:

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\spywareblaster.EXE]
@="C:\\Program Files\\SpywareBlaster\\spywareblaster.exe"

When you enter spywareblaster in start > run, it will open spywareblaster now.
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:29 AM

For further clarification for what Miekies code does above:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\spywareblaster.EXE]


Using the App Paths registry key you can set the specific path to certain applications that are not part of your %Path% variable. So without the registry hack above, if you type Start|Run|spywareblaster.exe it would not be able to find the program as it is not in the path.

When you specify a specific app path like above (pointing an exe to a specific location) you can now use it in the Run command.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:27 AM

One of my favorites and has many many uses is the subst command. This command stems from the DOS days and allows you to take any directory and make it a virtual drive letter.

This is very useful when playing older dos games. The command is:

subst <drive letter> <directory>

So to make the C:\wibble directory correspond to the drive F: you would type:

subst N: c:\wibble

To see what files are being substed you can type subst by itself like:

subst

To delete the virtual drive you would type:

subst n: /d

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 06:18 PM

I had a list (but can't find it now) that had the syntax to open up the different tabs in Control Panel...System without having to click on them.

But, by then the syntax got too confusing to use - so I abandoned it.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 03:53 PM

Is a list of the commands some where in XP-PRO system and if it is how do I get to them?

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:56 PM

The basic console commands, incorporated into the shell itself can be found by typing help at the command prompt.




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