150 Shortcuts of Windows (Command Prompt) Download in Excel (.xls file)

DOS was the most prevalent operating system for IBM PC compatibles prior to the creation of Windows. DOS stands for Disk Operating System, and it’s what you’d use if you didn’t start your computer with Windows as you do now. The distinction was that DOS was a text-based operating system rather than a graphical one.

That meant you had to manually input commands to execute applications or change the operating system. When Windows was initially released, it was only a graphical user interface designed to make the DOS operating system easier to use for newcomers. With the development of successive versions of Windows, DOS was eventually phased out with Windows ME.

✔️ Using the DOS Window or Command Prompt

The command prompt is referred to in a variety of ways by various persons. It’s also known as a shell, console window, command prompt, cmd prompt, or even DOS. To access the command prompt, you must first launch software that is specific to your operating system. Depending on the version of Windows you’re using, the applications you’ll need to execute to go to a command prompt are listed below.

✔️ What may Command Prompt be used for?

  • Command Prompt is a command-line interpreter software that comes with most Windows operating systems. It’s used to carry out previously entered directions.
  • The majority of those commands use scripts and batch files to automate activities, conduct sophisticated administrative duties, and troubleshoot or resolve specific Windows issues.
  • The command prompt is just a window that displays your current directory, or folder in Windows terms, and has a blinking cursor ready for you to write your commands.
  • You would type the commands and instructions you desire into the command prompt and then click enter. We’ll go through some helpful commands in the following section, as well as how to see all of the command prompt’s built-in commands.
  • cd (change directory) dir (directory) ipconfig

✔️ Redirectors

Redirectors are essential when using the command prompt because they enable you to choose how a program’s output or input is presented or utilized. Redirectors are used by adding them to the end of a command and then specifying the destination. dir > dir.txt, for example

✔️ What role does Command Prompt play?

It can carry out entered commands as well as to conduct complicated administrative tasks. It may also be used to troubleshoot and resolve some Windows problems.

Maximum people doesn’t know about command prompt these days. Command prompt is a very useful tools that work faster and easier. First of all i want to give you an example to understand the command prompt :- suppose we want to open calculator software in laptop or computer, so what we will do- we will go to start menu the go to calculator. but there is a very very shortcut way available on command prompt. we will type “calc” to open calculator, that is it.

So, if you want to use command prompt then Go to Run command by pressing “Windows Key + R” Button and start typing below shortcut and press enter.

Here i want to tell you that some shortcut work directly in RUN Command by for some shortcuts we have to go to command prompt.

How to Type Shortcuts in Run command

run command shortcuts

How to Type Shortcuts in Command Prompt

First of All Press “Windows Key + R” button and type “cmd” and press enter you will we command prompt as given under image-

command prompt shortcuts

S.No. Shortcuts or Command Name Description of Command
1  calc Open Calculator
2  charmap Open Character Map
3  cleanmgr Open Disk Cleanup Utility
4  cliconfg Open SQL Client Configuration
5  cmd Open Command Prompt
6  control Open Control Panel
7  control admintools Open Administrative Tools
8  control desktop Open Display Properties
9  control folders Open Folders Properties
10  control fonts Open Fonts
11  control keyboard Open Keyboard Properties
12  control mouse Open Mouse Properties
13  control netconnections Open Network Connections
14  control printers Open Printers and Faxes
15  control schedtasks Open Scheduled Tasks
16  explorer Open Opening the windows Explorer
17  csvde Open Importing or Exporting Active directory data
18  dcomcnfg Open Component Services
19  ddeshare Open DDE Shares
20  del Open Delete files
21  delprof Open Deleting User Profiles
22  deltree Open Deleting a folder and all subfolders
23  desk.cpl Open Display Properties
24  devmgmt.msc Open Device Manager
25  dfrg.msc Open Disk Defragment
26  dialer Open Phone Dialer
27  dir Open Displaying the list of files and folders
28  diskmgmt.msc Open Disk Management
29  diskpart Open Disk Partition Manager
30  diskuse Open Showing the space used in folders
31  drwtsn32 Open DrWatson System Troubleshooting Utility
32  dxdiag Open Direct X Troubleshooter
33  echo Open Displaying Message On Screen
34  erase Open Deleting one or more files
35  eventvwr.msc Open Event Viewer
36  fc Open Comparing two files
37  find Open Finding a text string in a file
38  findfast.cpl Open Findfast
39  findstr Open Finding for a strings in file
40  firefox Open Firefox
41  fonts Open Fonts Folder
42  format Open Formatting a disk
43  freecell Open Free Cell Card Game
44  freedisk Open Checking free disk space
45  fsmgmt.msc Open Shared Folders
46  fsquirt Open Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
47  fsutil Open Know the file and volume utilities
48  ftp Open File transfer protocl
49  ftype Open Knowing file extension
50  getmac Open Displaying the Mac Address
51  gpedit.msc Open Group Policy Editor (for xp professional)
52  gpresult Open Displaying the resultant set of Policy information
53  gpupdate Open Updating the Group policy settings
54  hdwwiz.cpl Open Add Hardware Wizard
55  help Open Online help
56  helpctr Open Help and Support
57  hostname Open Displaying the host name
58  hypertrm Open HyperTerminal
59  icwconn1 Open Internet Connection Wizard
60  iexplore Open Internet Explorer
61  iexpress Open Iexpress Wizard
62  inetcpl.cpl Open Internet Properties
63  intl.cpl Open Regional Settings
64  inuse Open Replacing the files that are currently in use by the os
65  joy.cpl Open Game Controllers
66  label Open Editing disc label
67  logoff Open Logs You Out Of Windows
68  logoff Open Log a user off
69  logtime Open Get a log time in a file
70  lusrmgr.msc Open Local Users and Groups
71  main.cpl Open Mouse Properties
72  makecab Open Creating .cab files
73  mem Open Displaying the memory usage
74  migwiz Open Files and Settings Transfer Tool
75  mmsys.cpl Open Sounds and Audio
76  mobsync Open Microsoft Syncronization Tool
77  moviemk Open Microsoft Movie Maker
78  mrt Open Malicious Software Removal Tool
79  msconfig Open System Configuration Utility
80  mshearts Open Hearts Card Game
81  msiexec Open Opening Windows Installer
82  msimn Open Outlook Express
83  msinfo32 Open System Information
84  mspaint Open Microsoft Paint
85  mstsc Open Remote Desktop
86  mstsc Open Remote desktop protocol
87  ncpa.cpl Open Network Connections
88  net Open Managing the network resources
89  netdom Open Managing the domain
90  netsetup.cpl Open Network Setup Wizard
91  notepad Open Notepad
92  ntmsmgr.msc Open Removable Storage
93  ntmsoprq.msc Open Removable Storage Operator Requests
94  nusrmgr.cpl Open User Account Management
95  odbccp32.cpl Open ODBC Data Source Administrator
96  osk Open On Screen Keyboard
97  packager Open Object Packager
98  password.cpl Open Password Properties
99  pbrush Open Paint
100  perfmon Open Performance Monitor
101  perfmon.msc Open Performance Monitor
102  perms Open Knowing the permissions for a user
103  pinball Open Pinball Game
104  ping Open Testing a network connecting
105  powercfg.cpl Open Power Configuration
106  print Open Printing a text file
107  printers Open Printers Folder
108  psshutdown Open Shutdown computer
109  rasphone Open Remote Access Phonebook
110  regedit Open Registry Editor
111  regedit32 Open Registry Editor
112  rsop.msc Open Resultant Set of Policy (for xp professional)
113  secpol.msc Open Local Security Settings
114  services.msc Open Services
115  shutdown Open Shuts Down Windows
116  access.cpl Open Accessibility Controls
117  accwiz Open Accessibility Wizard
118  appwiz.cpl Open Add/Remove Programs
119  bcdedit Open Managing the Boot Configuration Data
120  bootcfg Open Editing Boot Settings
121  certmgr.msc Open Certificate Manager
122  chkdsk Open Check Disk Utility
123  ciadv.msc Open Indexing Service
124  cipher Open Encrypting or Decrypting Files/folders
125  clipbrd Open Clipboard Viewer
126  cls Open Clearing the screen
127  cmdkey Open Managing stored usernames/passwords
128  color Open Changing CMD Color
129  compmgmt.msc Open Computer Management
130  compress Open Compressing one or more files
131  conf Open Netmeeting
132  convert Open Converting FAT drives to NTFS
133  sigverif Open File Signature Verification Tool
134  spider Open Spider Solitare Card Game
135  sticpl.cpl Open Scanners and Cameras
136  sysdm.cpl Open System Properties
137  sysedit Open System Configuration Editor
138  taskmgr Open Task Manager
139  tcptest Open TCP Tester
140  telephon.cpl Open Phone and Modem Options
141  telnet Open Telnet Client
142  timedate.cpl Open Date and Time Properties
143  utilman Open Utility Manager
144  verifier Open Driver Verifier Utility
145  wab Open Windows Address Book
146  wabmig Open Windows Address Book Import Utility
147  winchat Open Microsoft Chat
148  winmine Open Minesweeper Game
149  wscui.cpl Open Security Center
150  wuaucpl.cpl Open Automatic Updates


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