February 01, 2018

List of All 170+ CMD Commands For Your Windows

Command Prompt is one of the most powerful tools in Windows which also known as CMD. CMD is the command-line interpreter on Windows operating systems. Command Prompt interacts with the user through a command-line interface. Things were not always like this; but with the advent of GUI-based operating systems, people started feeling that computing through command-based tools was boring. This ultimately leads the command prompt into obscurity.

However, the command prompt is not useless. In fact, it can be pretty useful. This article provides some excellent tricks, secrets, and hacks that will make you realize that the Windows Command Prompt is not only useful but also a tool that you should definitely give more respect to by knowing these cool cmd commands.

    Also Read: How To Remove Computer Viruses Using CMD

Here’s The List of All 170+ CMD Commands For Your Windows

To Open CMD, you need to search for CMD in the Search box or you can simply press Windows Key + R that will eventually open the Run window, where you need to type CMD and hit enter.

    1. Accessibility Controls – access.cpl

    2. Accessibility Wizard – accwiz

    3. Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl

    4. Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl

    5. Administrative Tools – control admintools

    6. Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl

    7. Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt

    8. Calculator – calc

    9. Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc

    10. Character Map – charmap

    11. Check Disk Utility – chkdsk

    12. Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd

    13. Command Prompt – cmd

    14. Component Services – dcomcnfg

    15. Computer Management – compmgmt.msc

    16. Control Panel – control

    17. Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl

    18. DDE Shares – ddeshare

    19. Device Manager – devmgmt.msc

    20. Direct X Troubleshooter – dxdiag

    21. Disk Cleanup Utility – cleanmgr

    22. Disk Defragment – dfrg.msc

    23. Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc

    24. Disk Partition Manager – diskpart

    25. Display Properties – control desktop

    26. Display Properties – desk.cpl

    27. Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility – drwtsn32

    28. Driver Verifier Utility – verifier

    29. Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc

    30. Files and Settings Transfer Tool – migwiz

    31. File Signature Verification Tool – sigverif

    32. Findfast – findfast.cpl

    33. Firefox – firefox

    34. Folders Properties – control folders

    35. Fonts – control fonts

    36. Fonts Folder – fonts

    37. Free Cell Card Game – freecell

    38. Game Controllers – joy.cpl

    39. Group Policy Editor (for xp professional) – gpedit.msc

    40. Hearts Card Game – mshearts

    41. Help and Support – helpctr

    42. HyperTerminal – hypertrm

    43. Iexpress Wizard – iexpress

    44. Indexing Service – ciadv.msc

    45. Internet Connection Wizard – icwconn1

    46. Internet Explorer – iexplore

    47. Internet Properties – inetcpl.cpl

    48. Keyboard Properties – control keyboard

    49. Local Security Settings – secpol.msc

    50. Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc

    51. Logs You Out Of Windows – logoff

    52. Malicious Software Removal Tool – mrt

    53. Microsoft Chat – winchat

    54. Microsoft Movie Maker – moviemk

    55. Microsoft Paint – mspaint

    56. Microsoft Syncronization Tool – mobsync

    57. Minesweeper Game – winmine

    58. Mouse Properties – control mouse

    59. Mouse Properties – main.cpl

    60. Netmeeting – conf

    61. Network Connections – control netconnections

    62. Network Connections – ncpa.cpl

    63. Network Setup Wizard – netsetup.cpl

    64. Notepad – notepad

    65. Object Packager – packager

    66. ODBC Data Source Administrator – odbccp32.cpl

    67. On Screen Keyboard – osk

    68. Outlook Express – msimn

    69. Paint – pbrush

    70. Password Properties – password.cpl

    71. Performance Monitor – perfmon.msc

    72. Performance Monitor – perfmon

    73. Phone and Modem Options – telephon.cpl

    74. Phone Dialer – dialer

    75. Pinball Game – pinball

    76. Power Configuration – powercfg.cpl

    77. Printers and Faxes – control printers

    78. Printers Folder – printers

    79. Regional Settings – intl.cpl

    80. Registry Editor – regedit

    81. Registry Editor – regedit32

    82. Remote Access Phonebook – rasphone

    83. Remote Desktop – mstsc

    84. Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc

    85. Removable Storage Operator Requests – ntmsoprq.msc

    86. Resultant Set of Policy (for xp professional) – rsop.msc

    87. Scanners and Cameras – sticpl.cpl

    88. Scheduled Tasks – control schedtasks

    89. Security Center – wscui.cpl

    90. Services – services.msc

    91. Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc

    92. Shuts Down Windows – shutdown

    93. Sounds and Audio – mmsys.cpl

    94. Spider Solitare Card Game – spider

    95. SQL Client Configuration – cliconfg

    96. System Configuration Editor – sysedit

    97. System Configuration Utility – msconfig

    98. System Information – msinfo32

    99. System Properties – sysdm.cpl

    100. Task Manager – taskmgr

    101. TCP Tester – tcptest

    102. Telnet Client – telnet

    103. User Account Management – nusrmgr.cpl

    104. Utility Manager – utilman

    105. Windows Address Book – wab

    106. Windows Address Book Import Utility – wabmig

    107. Windows Explorer – explorer.

    108. Managing the Boot Configuration Data – bcdedit

    109. Editing Boot Settings – bootcfg

    110. Encrypting or Decrypting Files/folders – cipher

    111. Clearing the screen – cls

    112. Managing stored usernames/passwords – cmdkey

    113. Changing CMD Color – color

    114. Compressing one or more files – compress

    115. Converting FAT drives to NTFS – convert

    116. Delete files – del

    117. Deleting User Profiles – delprof

    118. Displaying the list of files and folders – dir

    119. Displaying Message On Screen – echo

    120. Deleting one or more files – erase

    121. Opening the windows Explorer – explorer

    122. Formatting a disk – format

    123. Knowing file extension – ftype

    124. Displaying the Mac Address – getmac

    125. Online help – help

    126. Displaying the host name – hostname

    127. Editing disc label – label

    128. Log a user off – logoff

    129. Get a log time in a file – logtime

    130. Creating .cab files – makecab

    131. Creating new folders- md

    132. Opening Windows Installer – msiexec

    133. Managing the network resources – net

    134. Knowing the permissions for a user – perms

    135. Testing a network connecting – ping

    136. Printing a text file – print

    137. Shutdown computer – psshutdown

    138. Checking free disk space – freedisk

    139. Know the file and volume utilities – fsutil

    140. File transfer protocl – ftp

    141. Showing the space used in folders – diskuse

    142. Deleting a folder and all subfolders – deltree

    143. Importing or Exporting Active directory data – csvde

    144. Displaying the resultant set of Policy information – gpresult

    145. Updating the Group policy settings – gpupdate

    146. Replacing the files that are currently in use by the os – inuse

    147. Comparing two files – fc

    148. Finding a text string in a file – find

    149. Finding for a strings in file – findstr

    150. Displaying the memory usage – mem

    151. Remote desktop protocol – mstsc

    152. Managing the domain – netdom

    153. Manage the Background intelligent Transfer Service – bitsadmin

    154. Enable Or disable Break Capability in CMD – break

    155. Change the permissions of files – cacls

    156. Call another batch program using one – call

    157. Manage the certification authority files and services – certutil

    158. Change the folder or go to a specific one – cd

    159. Check the NTFS file system – chkntfs

    160. Copy one or more files to other location – copy

    161. show the mapping inbetween logical and physical processor – coreinfo

    162. Import/Export data of an active directory – csvde

    163. Display the date or change it – date

    164. Display disk usage – diruse

    165. View used space in folder – diskuse

    166. Show the list of device drivers – driverquery

    167. View objects in active directory – dsget

    168. Modify objects in an active directory – dsmod

    169. Display the print queue status – lpq

    170. Display open files – open files

    171. Monitor performance in CMD – perfmon

    172. Shows remote Access service status – rasdial

    173. Managing RAS connections – rasphone

    Also Read: How to Hide Drives with CMD

So, these are the best cmd commands. I hope these cmd commands will help you a lot. If you know, some other cmd commands then let us know by commenting on the comment box below. Feel free to share this post with your friends!
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