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Windows shortcut

Posted on: February 1, 2009

Run Commands:

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  • compmgmt.msc – Computer management
  • devmgmt.msc – Device manager
  • diskmgmt.msc – Disk management
  • dfrg.msc – Disk defrag
  • eventvwr.msc – Event viewer
  • fsmgmt.msc – Shared folders
  • gpedit.msc – Group policies
  • lusrmgr.msc – Local users and groups
  • perfmon.msc – Performance monitor
  • rsop.msc – Resultant set of policies
  • secpol.msc – Local security settings
  • services.msc – Various Services
  • msconfig – System Configuration Utility
  • regedit – Registry Editor
  • msinfo32 _ System Information
  • sysedit _ System Edit
  • win.ini _ windows loading information(also system.ini)
  • winver _ Shows current version of windows
  • mailto: _ Opens default email client
  • command _ Opens command prompt

Run Commands to access the control panel:

Quote:

  • Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl
  • Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl
  • Display Properties control desk.cpl
  • FindFast control findfast.cpl
  • Fonts Folder control fonts
  • Internet Properties control inetcpl.cpl
  • Keyboard Properties control main.cpl keyboard
  • Mouse Properties control main.cpl
  • Multimedia Properties control mmsys.cpl
  • Network Properties control netcpl.cpl
  • Password Properties control password.cpl
  • Printers Folder control printers
  • Sound Properties control mmsys.cpl sounds
  • System Properties control sysdm.cpl

Command Prompt:

Quote:

  • ANSI.SYS Defines functions that change display graphics, control cursor movement, and reassign keys.
  • APPEND Causes MS-DOS to look in other directories when editing a file or running a command.
  • ARP Displays, adds, and removes arp information from network devices.
  • ASSIGN Assign a drive letter to an alternate letter.
  • ASSOC View the file associations.
  • AT Schedule a time to execute commands or programs.
  • ATMADM Lists connections and addresses seen by Windows ATM call manager.
  • ATTRIB Display and change file attributes.
  • BATCH Recovery console command that executes a series of commands in a file.
  • BOOTCFG Recovery console command that allows a user to view, modify, and rebuild the boot.ini
  • BREAK Enable / disable CTRL + C feature.
  • CACLS View and modify file ACL’s.
  • CALL Calls a batch file from another batch file.
  • CD Changes directories.
  • CHCP Supplement the International keyboard and character set information.
  • CHDIR Changes directories.
  • CHKDSK Check the hard disk drive running FAT for errors.
  • CHKNTFS Check the hard disk drive running NTFS for errors.
  • CHOICE Specify a listing of multiple options within a batch file.
  • CLS Clears the screen.
  • CMD Opens the command interpreter.
  • COLOR Easily change the foreground and background color of the MS-DOS window.
  • COMP Compares files.
  • COMPACT Compresses and uncompress files.
  • CONTROL Open control panel icons from the MS-DOS prompt.
  • CONVERT Convert FAT to NTFS.
  • COPY Copy one or more files to an alternate location.
  • CTTY Change the computers input/output devices.
  • DATE View or change the systems date.
  • DEBUG Debug utility to create assembly programs to modify hardware settings.
  • DEFRAG Re-arrange the hard disk drive to help with loading programs.
  • DEL Deletes one or more files.
  • DELETE Recovery console command that deletes a file.
  • DELTREE Deletes one or more files and/or directories.
  • DIR List the contents of one or more directory.
  • DISABLE Recovery console command that disables Windows system services or drivers.
  • DISKCOMP Compare a disk with another disk.
  • DISKCOPY Copy the contents of one disk and place them on another disk.
  • DOSKEY Command to view and execute commands that have been run in the past.
  • DOSSHELL A GUI to help with early MS-DOS users.
  • DRIVPARM Enables overwrite of original device drivers.
  • ECHO Displays messages and enables and disables echo.
  • EDIT View and edit files.
  • EDLIN View and edit files.
  • EMM386 Load extended Memory Manager.
  • ENABLE Recovery console command to enable a disable service or driver.
  • ENDLOCAL Stops the localization of the environment changes enabled by the setlocal command.
  • ERASE Erase files from computer.
  • EXIT Exit from the command interpreter.
  • EXPAND Expand a M*cros*ft Windows file back to it’s original format.
  • EXTRACT Extract files from the M*cros*ft Windows cabinets.
  • FASTHELP Displays a listing of MS-DOS commands and information about them.
  • FC Compare files.
  • FDISK Utility used to create partitions on the hard disk drive.
  • FIND Search for text within a file.
  • FINDSTR Searches for a string of text within a file.
  • FIXBOOT Writes a new boot sector.
  • FIXMBR Writes a new boot record to a disk drive.
  • FOR Boolean used in batch files.
  • FORMAT Command to erase and prepare a disk drive.
  • FTP Command to connect and operate on a FTP server.
  • FTYPE Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations.
  • GOTO Moves a batch file to a specific label or location.
  • GRAFTABL Show extended characters in graphics mode.
  • HELP Display a listing of commands and brief explanation.
  • IF Allows for batch files to perform conditional processing.
  • IFSHLP.SYS 32-bit file manager.
  • IPCONFIG Network command to view network adapter settings and assigned values.
  • KEYB Change layout of keyboard.
  • LABEL Change the label of a disk drive.
  • LH Load a device driver in to high memory.
  • LISTSVC Recovery console command that displays the services and drivers.
  • LOADFIX Load a program above the first 64k.
  • LOADHIGH Load a device driver in to high memory.
  • LOCK Lock the hard disk drive.
  • LOGON Recovery console command to list installations and enable administrator login.
  • MAP Displays the device name of a drive.
  • MD Command to create a new directory.
  • MEM Display memory on system.
  • MKDIR Command to create a new directory.
  • MODE Modify the port or display settings.
  • MORE Display one page at a time.
  • MOVE Move one or more files from one directory to another directory.
  • MSAV Early M*cros*ft Virus scanner.
  • MSD Diagnostics utility.
  • MSCDEX Utility used to load and provide access to the CD-ROM.
  • NBTSTAT Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT
  • NET Update, fix, or view the network or network settings
  • NETSH Configure dynamic and static network information from MS-DOS.
  • NETSTAT Display the TCP/IP network protocol statistics and information.
  • NLSFUNC Load country specific information.
  • NSLOOKUP Look up an IP address of a domain or host on a network.
  • PATH View and modify the computers path location.
  • PATHPING View and locate locations of network latency.
  • PAUSE Command used in batch files to stop the processing of a command.
  • PING Test / send information to another network computer or network device.
  • POPD Changes to the directory or network path stored by the pushd command.
  • POWER Conserve power with computer portables.
  • PRINT Prints data to a printer port.
  • PROMPT View and change the MS-DOS prompt.
  • PUSHD Stores a directory or network path in memory so it can be returned to at any time.
  • QBASIC Open the QBasic.
  • RD Removes an empty directory.
  • REN Renames a file or directory.
  • RENAME Renames a file or directory.
  • RMDIR Removes an empty directory.
  • ROUTE View and configure windows network route tables.
  • RUNAS Enables a user to execute a program on another computer.
  • SCANDISK Run the scandisk utility.
  • SCANREG Scan registry and recover registry from errors.
  • SET Change one variable or string to another.
  • SETLOCAL Enables local environments to be changed without affecting anything else.
  • SETVER Change MS-DOS version to trick older MS-DOS programs.
  • SHARE Installs support for file sharing and locking capabilities.
  • SHIFT Changes the position of replaceable parameters in a batch program.
  • SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer from the MS-DOS prompt.
  • SMARTDRV Create a disk cache in conventional memory or extended memory.
  • SORT Sorts the input and displays the output to the screen.
  • START Start a separate window in Windows from the MS-DOS prompt.
  • SUBST Substitute a folder on your computer for another drive letter.
  • SWITCHES Remove add functions from MS-DOS.
  • SYS Transfer system files to disk drive.
  • TELNET Telnet to another computer / device from the prompt.
  • TIME View or modify the system time.
  • TITLE Change the title of their MS-DOS window.
  • TRACERT Visually view a network packets route across a network.
  • TREE View a visual tree of the hard disk drive.
  • TYPE Display the contents of a file.
  • UNDELETE Undelete a file that has been deleted.
  • UNFORMAT Unformat a hard disk drive.
  • UNLOCK Unlock a disk drive.
  • VER Display the version information.
  • VERIFY Enables or disables the feature to determine if files have been written properly.
  • VOL Displays the volume information about the designated drive.
  • XCOPY Copy multiple files, directories, and/or drives from one location to another.
  • TRUENAME When placed before a file, will display the whole directory in which it exists
  • TASKKILL It allows you to kill those unneeded or locked up applications

Windows XP Shortcuts:

Quote:

  • ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window’s System menu
  • ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item
  • ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened
  • ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program
  • ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window
  • ALT+TAB Switch between open items
  • ALT+Underlined letter Display the corresponding menu
  • BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
  • CTRL+A Select all
  • CTRL+B Bold
  • CTRL+C Copy
  • CTRL+I Italics
  • CTRL+O Open an item
  • CTRL+U Underline
  • CTRL+V Paste
  • CTRL+X Cut
  • CTRL+Z Undo
  • CTRL+F4 Close the active document
  • CTRL while dragging Copy selected item
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging Create shortcut to selected iteM
  • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word
  • CTRL+LEFT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph
  • CTRL+UP ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph
  • SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
  • ESC Cancel the current task
  • F1 Displays Help
  • F2 Rename selected item
  • F3 Search for a file or folder
  • F4 Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
  • F5 Refresh the active window
  • F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
  • F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program
  • SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
  • CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu
  • SHIFT+CTRL+ESC Launches Task Manager
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing
  • WIN Display or hide the Start menu
  • WIN+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
  • WIN+D Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop
  • WIN+E Open Windows Explorer
  • WIN+F Search for a file or folder
  • WIN+F+CTRL Search for computers
  • WIN+L Locks the desktop
  • WIN+M Minimize or restore all windows
  • WIN+R Open the Run dialog box
  • WIN+TAB Switch between open items


Windows Explorer Shortcuts:

Quote:

  • ALT+SPACEBAR – Display the current window’s system menu
  • SHIFT+F10 – Display the item’s context menu
  • CTRL+ESC – Display the Start menu
  • ALT+TAB – Switch to the window you last used
  • ALT+F4 – Close the current window or quit
  • CTRL+A – Select all items
  • CTRL+X – Cut selected item(s)
  • CTRL+C – Copy selected item(s)
  • CTRL+V – Paste item(s)
  • CTRL+Z – Undo last action
  • CTRL+(+) – Automatically resize the columns in the right hand pane
  • TAB – Move forward through options
  • ALT+RIGHT ARROW – Move forward to a previous view
  • ALT+LEFT ARROW – Move backward to a previous view
  • SHIFT+DELETE – Delete an item immediately
  • BACKSPACE – View the folder one level up
  • ALT+ENTER – View an item’s properties
  • F10 – Activate the menu bar in programs
  • F6 – Switch between left and right panes
  • F5 – Refresh window contents
  • F3 – Display Find application
  • F2 – Rename selected item

Internet Explorer Shortcuts:

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  • CTRL+A – Select all items on the current page
  • CTRL+D – Add the current page to your Favorites
  • CTRL+E – Open the Search bar
  • CTRL+F – Find on this page
  • CTRL+H – Open the History bar
  • CTRL+I – Open the Favorites bar
  • CTRL+N – Open a new window
  • CTRL+O – Go to a new location
  • CTRL+P – Print the current page or active frame
  • CTRL+S – Save the current page
  • CTRL+W – Close current browser window
  • CTRL+ENTER – Adds the http://www. (url) .com
  • SHIFT+CLICK – Open link in new window
  • BACKSPACE – Go to the previous page
  • ALT+HOME – Go to your Home page
  • HOME – Move to the beginning of a document
  • TAB – Move forward through items on a page
  • END – Move to the end of a document
  • ESC – Stop downloading a page
  • F11 – Toggle full-screen view
  • F5 – Refresh the current page
  • F4 – Display list of typed addresses
  • F6 – Change Address bar and page focus
  • ALT+RIGHT ARROW – Go to the next page
  • SHIFT+CTRL+TAB – Move back between frames
  • SHIFT+F10 – Display a shortcut menu for a link
  • SHIFT+TAB – Move back through the items on a page
  • CTRL+TAB – Move forward between frames
  • CTRL+C – Copy selected items to the clipboard
  • CTRL+V – Insert contents of the clipboard
  • ENTER – Activate a selected link
  • HOME – Move to the beginning of a document
  • END – Move to the end of a document
  • F1 – Display Internet Explorer Help
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