Microsoft Windows programs

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Microsoft Windows programsBelow is a listing of each of the Microsoft Windows programs and their associated run line commands to quickly access each of the programs. For example, the run line command associated with calculator is "calc" typing this in the run line and pressing enter opens the Windows calculator.

Program Run line command 95/98 NT 2000 XP
Address Book import tool wabmig X X X
Accounts Database Encryption syskey X
Calculator calc X X X X
Certificates certmgr.msc X
Character Map charmap X X X X
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd X X X X
Command Prompt cmd or command X X X X
Component Services dcomcnfg X
Computer Management compmgmt.msc X X
Configuration Utility msconfig X
Data Source Administrator odbcad32 X
DDE Share ddeshare X
Device Manager devmgmt.msc X X X
DirectX Diagnosis dxdiag X X X X
Display Properties control desktop X
Display Properties (Appearance tab) control color
Disk Cleanup cleanmgr X X X
Disk Defragmenter dfrg.msc X X X X
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc X X
DNS Lookup nslookup X X
Dr Watson diagnosis drwatson X X X X
Driver Verifier Manager verifier X
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc X
File Signature Verification sigverif X
Folder Options control folders X
Fonts control fonts X X
Freecell freecell X X X X
Group Policy Object Editor gpedit.msc X
Hearts mshearts X X
IE Express Installer iexpress X
Internet Explorer iexplore X X X X
Indexing Services ciadv.msc X
Keyboard Properties control keyboard X X X X
Local Security Settings secpol.msc X
Local Users and Groups Manager lusrmgr.msc X
Logoff logoff X
Magnifier magnify X
Master Volume sndvol32 X X X X
Media Player wmplayer X X X X
Minesweeper winmine X X X X
Mouse properties control mouse X X X X
.NET Configuration mscorcfg.msc X
Network connections control netconnections X X X X
Network Diagnostics hcp://system/netdiag/dglogs.htm X
Network Sharing Wizard X
Notepad notepad X X X X
Object Packager packager X
Offline Synchronization Manager mobsync X
On-Screen Keyboard osk X
Paint mspaint X X X X
Performance Monitor perfmon X
Printers and Faxes control printers
Private Character Editor eudcedit X
Registry Editor Regedit or Regedit32 X X X X
Remote Desktop Connection mstsc X
Removable Storage Management ntmsmgr.msc X
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc X
Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc X
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Services services.msc X
Shared Folder Manager fsmgmt.msc X
Shutdown shutdown X
SQL Server Client Network Utility cliconfg X
Solitaire sol X X X X
Spider Solitaire spider X
System Configuration Editor sysedit X
System Information msinfo32 or winmsd X X
System Restore %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe X
Task Manager taskmgr X
Telnet Client telnet X X X X
User Accounts nusrmgr.cpl X
User Accounts advanced control userpasswords2 X
Utility Manager utilman X
Windows Address Book wab X
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) wmimgmt.msc X
Windows Migration Manager migwiz X
Windows Network Chat winchat X
Windows Services services.msc X
Windows System Security syskey X
Windows Tour tourstart X
Windows Update wupdmgr X
Windows Version winver X X X X
Wordpad wordpad or write X X X X