Quick Run Commands that save so much time (UPDATED)

mobri09mobri09 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 723
Here are my favorite run commands that I consistently use at work. I just might be lazy, but overall their much quicker to use than the GUI.
The command line is very powerful. I have plenty more, if anyone wants i can post all of them including dos & windwos shortcut keys

compmgmt.msc = computer management
devmgmt.msc = device manager
dfrg.msc = disk defrag
msconfig = system configuration utility
regedit = regestry editor
msinfo32 = system information
appwiz.cpl = add/remove programs
desk.cpl = Display properties
Inetcpl.cpl = internet properties
sysdm.cpl System properties


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    shadown7shadown7 Member Posts: 529
    Thanks for the info!!
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    mobri09mobri09 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 723

    Run Commands
    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
    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
    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 Microsoft Windows file back to it's original format.
    EXTRACT Extract files from the Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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
    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
    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
    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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    mobri09mobri09 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 723
    These commands save me alot of time at work and i hope you guys & gals try them out.
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    I had all them, but I was not brave enough to fill a whole post of them!!


    If you don't know 24 then you don't know Jack!
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    EX95EX95 Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    icon_arrow.gif Thanks a lot this information will be very helpful! :o
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    3000GT3000GT Member Posts: 212
    This is great!! saves me guiding some dumb customers to certain parts of the OS :D time saver :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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