CPL may refer to any of the following:
How to open a cpl file
Entering the cpl file name in the Windows Run box or the Windows search box automatically opens the cpl file. For example, if you click Start and type sysdm.cpl, and press Enter, the System Properties window opens.
Why would I need to run a cpl file?
Below are the reasons you may want to use a cpl file instead of opening the same area in the Windows Control Panel.
- The Windows Control Panel is not working.
- Want to open the area through a script or batch file.
- Want to create a shortcut to an area frequently accessed.
- Need an easier way to instruct a user over the phone on how to open an area in the Control Panel.
List of .cpl files
Below are .cpl files that can be used in Windows. Realize that not all of these may be available for your computer.
|appwiz.cpl||Programs and Features|
|bthprops.cpl||Bluetooth & devices|
|devapps.cpl||PCMCIA, SCSI (small computer system interface) adapters and tape drives|
|findfast.cpl||FindFast (installed with Microsoft Office)|
|firewall.cpl||Windows Defender Firewall|
|mlcfg32.cpl||Microsoft Exchange or Windows Messaging properties.|
|netcpl.cpl||Network properties (early versions of Windows)|
|ntguard.cpl||Dr Solomons settings|
|odbccp32.cpl||ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) data sources installed with Microsoft Office.|
|password.cpl||Password properties (early versions of Windows)|
|rascpl.cpl||Dial up monitor|
|srvmgr.cpl||Server, services and devices|
|sticpl.cpl||Scanners and Cameras properties|
|tabletpc.pl||Pen and Touch|
|timedate.cpl||Date and Time|
|ups.cpl||UPS (United Parcel Service)|
|wgpocpl.cpl||Microsoft Mail Post Office|
|wscui.cpl||Security and Maintenance|
Where are the cpl files located?
The cpl files installed on the computer are located in the C:\Windows\System folder with earlier versions of windows and later the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
How can I run a cpl file from the command line?
To run a cpl file from the command line use the start command. For example, you could type start sysdm.cpl to open the Windows System Properties window.
How to create a shortcut to a cpl file
To create a shortcut to a cpl file, make sure it works first by running the .cpl file name. After verifying its working point the shortcut to c:\windows\system32\file.cpl, where file.cpl is the name of the cpl you want to use. For example, if you wanted to create a shortcut to the System Properties cpl, the file path would be c:\windows\system32\sysdm.cpl.
2. Short for cost per lead, CPL is the cost an advertiser pays for each user that registers contact information.
3. Short for Combined Programming Language, CPL is a programming language that began development in 1963 at the University of Cambridge and the University of London.
This programming language was replaced with BCPL (Basic Combined Programming Language).