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Complete List of Windows Commands from A-Z

You can do almost anything with Windows User Interface, but if you’re an experienced computer user to automate the process by writing commands for execution. Windows commands which explain what you want to do to the machine.

Run command prompt as administrator before you continue to prevent problems. If you want to run these commands on PowerShell, you need to have the .NET framework enabled to connect and function perfectly.

cd – Change Directory

dir – List Directory

cls – Clear Screen

del – Delete a File

date – Show or Set Date

time – Show or Set Time

echo – Text Output

exit – Exit the Command Prompt or Batch File

find – Find Files

hostname – Display Host Name

tasklist – Display Applications and Tasks

ver – Display Operating System Version

ftp – Transfer File to an FTP Server

getmac – Display MAC Address

netsh – Configure Network Components

netstat – Display TCP/IP Connection Status

nslookup Query the DNS

ping – Ping the Network

pathping – Test the Connection to a Specific IP Address

route – Display the Network Routing

telnet – Telnet Connection

mkdir – Make a New Directory

rd – Delete Directory

tree – Display Folder Structure Graphically

format – Format Volumes

label – Change Volume Name

mountvol – Assign a Drive Volume

verify – Check the Volume are written Correctly

vol – Show Volume Description and Serial Numbers

appwiz.cpl – Add or Remove Programs

control admintools – Administrative Tools

azman.msc – Authorization Manager

calc – to open a Calculator

certmgr.msc – Certificate manager

charmap – Character Map

chkdsk – Check disk utility

control – to open Control Panel

cmd.exe – to open Command Prompt

dcomcnfg – Component Services

compmgmt.msc – Computer Management

timedate.cpl – Date and Time Properties

devmgmt.msc – Device Manager

cleanmgr – Disk Cleanup Utility

dfrgui – Defragment User Interface

diskmgmt.msc – Disk Management

tabcal – Ditilizer Calibration Tool

diskpart – Disk Partition Manager

desk.cpl – Display Properties

dpiscaling – DPI Scaling

rekeywiz – Encryption File System

eventvwr.msc – Event Viewer

fxscover – Fax Cover Sheet Editor

sigverif – File Signature Verification Tool

control folders – Folder Properties

control fonts – Fonts

gpedit.msc – Group Policy Editor

gpresult – Display Group Policies

gpupdate – Update Group Policies

iexplore – Internet Explorer

iexpress – IExpress Wizard

inetcpl.cpl – Internet Properties

ipconfig.exe – IP Configuration

iscsicpl – iSCSI Initiator

control keyboard – Keyboard Properties

Windows key + E – Windows Explorer

lusrmgr.msc – Local Users and Groups

logoff – logs you out

msdt – Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool

mspaint.exe – Microsoft Paint

control mouse / main.cpl – Control Mouse

mblctr – Mobility Center (for laptop users)

control netconnections / ncpa.cpl – Network Connections

netstat – Network Statistics

ping – Send Test Packets

assoc – Fix File Associations

notepad – Notepad

odbcad32 – ODBC Data Source Administrator

optionalfeatures – Optional Windows Features

osk / Windows key + U – On-Screen Keyboard

perfmon.msc – Performance Monitor

telephon.cpl – Phone and Modem options

powercfg.cpl – Power Configuration

control printers – Printers and Faxes

eudcedit – Private Character Editor

intl.cpl – Regional Settings

regedit.exe – Registry Editor

msra – Remote Assistance

mstsc – Remote Desktop Connection

control schedtasks – Scheduled Tasks

wscui.cpl – Security and Maintenance Center

services.msc – Services

fsmgmt.msc – Shared Folders

shutdown – Shutdown Windows System

snippingtool – Snipping Tool

mmsys.cpl – Sounds and Audio

soundrecorder – Sound Recorder

sndvol – Sound Volume or Volume Mixer

cliconfg – SQL Client Configuration

credwiz – Stored User Names and Passwords

sysedit – System Configuration Editor

msconfig – System Configuration Utility

sfc – System File Checker Utility

msinfo32 – System Information

sysdm.cpl / Widows key + Pause/Break – System Properties

rstrui.exe – System Restore

taskmgr – Task Manager

tpminit – Trusted Platform Module

utilman – Utility manager

netplwiz – User Accounts

sdclt – Windows Backup Utility

wfs – Windows Fax and Scan

firewall.cpl – Windows Firewall

wf.msc – Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

wmimgmt.msc – Windows Management Instrumentation

wusa – Windows Update Standalone Installer

shrpubw – Windows Shared Folder Wizard

write – WordPad


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