30 Useful Windows Commands

If you are like me using Windows computer daily and keep moving your hand between keyboard and mouse, Run box in Windows Start menu can be used to speed up access to a whole variety of functions.

Here are 30 commands that are very useful for time saving while using Windows computer. These commands not only help you get the work done faster, but also more efficiently instead of clicking through tons of windows and options.

All these commands can also be used from good old command prompt or brand new PowerShell

1. Add or Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl

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  2. Administrative Tools – control admintools

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3. Computer Management – compmgmt.msc

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  4. Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl

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5. Device Manager / Add Hardware Wizard – devmgmt.msc  (or)  hdwwiz.cpl

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6. Disk Cleanup Utility – cleanmgr

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7. Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc

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8. Display Properties – control desktop

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9. Display Properties – desk.cpl

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10. Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc

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11. Folders Properties – control folders

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12. Internet Properties – inetcpl.cpl

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13. Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc

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14. Mouse Properties – main.cpl  (or)  control mouse

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15. Network Connections – ncpa.cpl  (or)  control netconnections

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 16. On Screen Keyboard – osk

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 17. Power Configuration – powercfg.cpl

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18. Printers and Faxes – control printers

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19. Regional Settings – intl.cpl

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20. Registry Editor – regedit

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21. Remote Desktop – mstsc

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 22. Scheduled Tasks – control schedtasks

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23. Security Center – wscui.cpl

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 24. Services – services.msc

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25. Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc

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26. Sound Settings – mmsys.cpl

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27. System Properties – sysdm.cpl

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28. Task Manager – taskmgr

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29. Windows Firewall – firewall.cpl

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30. Wordpad – write  (or)  wordpad

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Note: Cross posted from Experience – Inspire – Contribute.

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