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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


appwiz.cpl - Add/Remove Programs

control admintools - Adminastrative Tools

control color - The Display with the appearance tab open

control date/time - Date and Time properties

control folders - Folder Options

control fonts - Fonts Folder

control infrared - Infrared folder if available

control netconnections - Network and Dial-up Connections window

control netware - Netware window if installed and available

control panel - Control Panle

control printers - Printers Folder control printers

control schedtasks - Schedule tasks window

ccontrol telephony - Location information window

control userpasswords - User Accounts

desk.cpl - Display Properties

findfast.cpl - FindFast control

firewall.cpl - Windows Firewall

Hdwwiz.cpl - Add Hardware Wizard

inetcpl.cpl - Internet Properties

intl.cpl - Regional and Language Options

joy.cpl - Game Controls

jpicpl32.cpl - Java Control Panle

main.cpl keyboard - keyboard Keyboard Properties

main.cpl - Mouse Properties

mlcfg32.cpl - Mail and Fax

mmsys.cpl - Multimedia Properties

mmsys.cpl sounds - Sound Properties

ncpa.cpl - NetWork Connections

netcpl.cpl - Network Properties

netsetup.cpl - Network Setup Wizard

nusrmgr.cpl - User Accounts

odbccp32.cpl - ODBC Data Source Administrator

Powercfg.cpl - Power Options

password.cpl - Password Properties control

sysdm.cpl - System Properties

Telephon.cpl - Telephone Controls

timedate.cpl - Date/Time Properties

wscui.cpl - Windows Security Center

Wuaucpl.cpl - Windows Auto Updater

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.

BACKUP - Enables users to backup their data on their computer.

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.

COMMAND - Opens the command interpreter.

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.

DISKPART - used to delete and create partitions.

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 - Movesa batch file to a specific label or location.

GRAFTABL - Show extended characters in graphics mode.

HELP - Display a listing of commands and brief explanation.

HOSTNAME -Display the hostname of the machine.

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.

MSBACKUP -MS-DOS application that enables users to backup their data on their computer.

MSD - Diagnostics utility.

MSCDEX - Utility used to load and provide access to the CD-ROM.

MWBACKUP - MS-DOS application that enables users to backup their data on their computer.

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.

SFC - Scans and replaces any Microsoft Windows file on the computer and replaces any changed file with the correct version

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.

SYSTEMINFO - Displays complete system information for Microsoft Windows XP Professional computers.

SYSTEMROOT - The systemroot command is a recovery console command that sets the current directory as the system root directory.

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.

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 itemhttp

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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this litle reg tweek is not for every one obviously as you must be comfortable with your registry however there allways comes a time when you find your self with a .dll or .ocx file that for all intencive purposes will just not delete or install

this also aplies to .ocx controls

now sure you could open the run box and do this manually by typing

regsvr32 -u any.dll


regsvr32.exe /u any.dll to unregister


regsvr32 any.dll


regsvr32.exe any.dll


or you can copy and paste the following into note pad

and save file as


right click and merge


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





@="regsvr32.exe %1"



@="regsvr32.exe /u %1"




@="OCX File"






@="regsvr32.exe %1"



@="regsvr32.exe /u %1"


This will add the entries to your registry so that when you right click on a dll or ocx file the popup menu will include "Register" and "Unregister". This is handy for removing any unnecessary registry entries or re-registering files that weren't registered properly by their setup programs



Edited by goliath

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Share on other sites and more wows...what a list! I copied and printed your first post (my Son will absolutely LOVE this!)

And you're right about the lack of reading involved with these "new fangled operating systems". I learned computers while working, using DOS before mice were invented--you HAD to read what was on the monitor. And it took a Dummies Book and lots of "head scratching" to figure out what all those little pictures were on my first computer (Windows98). Oh, how my kids screwed things up by "pointing and clicking" without reading what they were doing.....and of course, they call me paraniod for reading every little thing.... :D

Thank you, Goliath :wub:


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me to blim

i coppied and pasted some of them

some i already knew through learning


but that is a handy list

was a bit wary of the reg

but i do know some of the commands tho rarely use it

i know how to delete the search entrys

and the spare icons.and the mru's

that clutter up the taskbar

other than that

im a bit cautious.

they but i agree with goliath

sometimes we need to know the commands

in particular the dos commands are

very handy

which ime not very good at

tho i know how to delete the d.ll cache

and my ip address which i do often

now my Q

by deleting the the ip address every so often

does this make it a bit harder

for hackers to enter your sys through the


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