How to run Control Panel tools by typing a command

Below I am giving some list of commands which is going to very helpful for advanced windows users. Please note some of these may work on other versions too and some may not.


Control Panel Applet Command OS Version
Accessibility Options control access.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,10
Action Center control /name Microsoft.ActionCenter XP, Vista,7,8,11
control wscui.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,12
Add Features to Windows 8 control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade XP, Vista,7,8,13
Add Hardware control /name Microsoft.AddHardware XP, Vista,7,8,14
Add or Remove Programs control hdwwiz.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,15
Administrative Tools control appwiz.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,16
Automatic Updates control /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools XP, Vista,7,8,17
AutoPlay control admintools XP, Vista,7,8,18
Backup and Restore Center control wuaucpl.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,19
Backup and Restore control /name Microsoft.AutoPlay XP, Vista,7,8,20
Biometric Devices control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestoreCenter XP, Vista,7,8,21
BitLocker Drive Encryption control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestore XP, Vista,7,8,22
Bluetooth Devices control /name Microsoft.BiometricDevices XP, Vista,7,8,23
Color Management control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption XP, Vista,7,8,24
Color control bthprops.cpl13 XP, Vista,7,8,25
Credential Manager control /name Microsoft.BluetoothDevices XP, Vista,7,8,26
Client Service for NetWare control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement XP, Vista,7,8,27
Date and Time WinColor.exe2 XP, Vista,7,8,28
Default Location control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager XP, Vista,7,8,29
Default Programs control nwc.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,30
Desktop Gadgets control /name Microsoft.DateAndTime XP, Vista,7,8,31
Device Manager control timedate.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,32
Devices and Printers control date/time XP, Vista,7,8,33
Display control /name Microsoft.DefaultLocation XP, Vista,7,8,34
Ease of Access Center control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms XP, Vista,7,8,35
Family Safety control /name Microsoft.DesktopGadgets XP, Vista,7,8,36
File History control /name Microsoft.DeviceManager XP, Vista,7,8,37
Flash Player Settings Manager devmgmt.msc XP, Vista,7,8,38
Folder Options control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters XP, Vista,7,8,39
Fonts control printers XP, Vista,7,8,40
Game Controllers control /name Microsoft.Display XP, Vista,7,8,41
Get Programs control desk.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,42
Getting Started control desktop XP, Vista,7,8,43
Home Group control /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter XP, Vista,7,8,44
Indexing Options control /name Microsoft.ParentalControls XP, Vista,7,8,45
Infrared control /name Microsoft.FileHistory XP, Vista,7,8,46
Internet Options control flashplayercplapp.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,47
iSCSI Initiator control /name Microsoft.FolderOptions XP, Vista,7,8,48
Keyboard control folders XP, Vista,7,8,49
Language control /name Microsoft.Fonts XP, Vista,7,8,50
Location and Other Sensors control fonts XP, Vista,7,8,51
Location Settings control /name Microsoft.GameControllers XP, Vista,7,8,52
Mail4 control joy.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,53
Mouse control /name Microsoft.GetPrograms XP, Vista,7,8,54
Network and Sharing Center control /name Microsoft.GettingStarted XP, Vista,7,8,55
Network Connections control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup XP, Vista,7,8,56
Network Setup Wizard control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions XP, Vista,7,8,57
Notification Area Icons rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll XP, Vista,7,8,58
ODBC Data Source Administrator control /name Microsoft.Infrared XP, Vista,7,8,59
Offline Files control irprops.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,60
Parental Controls control /name Microsoft.InfraredOptions XP, Vista,7,8,61
Pen and Input Devices control /name Microsoft.InternetOptions XP, Vista,7,8,62
Pen and Touch control inetcpl.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,63
People Near Me control /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator XP, Vista,7,8,64
Performance Information and Tools control /name Microsoft.Keyboard XP, Vista,7,8,65
Personalization control keyboard XP, Vista,7,8,66
Phone and Modem Options control /name Microsoft.Language XP, Vista,7,8,67
Phone and Modem control /name Microsoft.LocationAndOtherSensors XP, Vista,7,8,68
Power Options control /name Microsoft.LocationSettings XP, Vista,7,8,69
Printers and Faxes control mlcfg32.cpl5 XP, Vista,7,8,70
Printers control /name Microsoft.Mouse XP, Vista,7,8,71
Problem Reports and Solutions control main.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,72
Programs and Features control mouse XP, Vista,7,8,73
Recovery control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter XP, Vista,7,8,74
Region control ncpa.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,75
Region and Language control netconnections XP, Vista,7,8,76
Regional and Language Options control netsetup.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,77
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections control /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons XP, Vista,7,8,78
Scanners and Cameras control odbccp32.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,79
Scheduled Tasks control /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles XP, Vista,7,8,80
Screen Resolution control /name Microsoft.PenAndInputDevices XP, Vista,7,8,81
Security Center control tabletpc.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,82
Software Explorers control /name Microsoft.PenAndTouch XP, Vista,7,8,83
Sound control /name Microsoft.PeopleNearMe XP, Vista,7,8,84
Sounds and Audio Devices control collab.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,85
Speech Recognition Options control /name Microsoft.PerformanceInformationAndTools XP, Vista,7,8,86
Speech Recognition control /name Microsoft.Personalization XP, Vista,7,8,87
Speech control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModemOptions XP, Vista,7,8,88
Storage Spaces control telephon.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,89
Sync Center control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModem XP, Vista,7,8,90
System control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions XP, Vista,7,8,91
System Properties control powercfg.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,92
Tablet PC Settings control /name Microsoft.Printers XP, Vista,7,8,93
Task Scheduler control /name Microsoft.ProblemReportsAndSolutions XP, Vista,7,8,94
Taskbar control /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures XP, Vista,7,8,95
Taskbar and Start Menu control /name Microsoft.Recovery XP, Vista,7,8,96
Text to Speech control /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage XP, Vista,7,8,97
Troubleshooting control intl.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,98
User Accounts control international XP, Vista,7,8,99
Welcome Center control /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions XP, Vista,7,8,100
Windows 7 File Recovery control /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections XP, Vista,7,8,101
Windows Anytime Upgrade control /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras XP, Vista,7,8,102
Windows CardSpace control sticpl.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,103
Windows Defender control schedtasks XP, Vista,7,8,104
Windows Firewall control /name Microsoft.SecurityCenter XP, Vista,7,8,105
Windows Marketplace msascui.exe9 XP, Vista,7,8,106
Windows Mobility Center control /name Microsoft.Sound XP, Vista,7,8,107
Windows Sidebar Properties control /name Microsoft.AudioDevicesAndSoundThemes XP, Vista,7,8,108
Windows SideShow control mmsys.cpl XP, Vista,7,8,109
Windows Update control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognitionOptions XP, Vista,7,8,110
Wireless Link control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition XP, Vista,7,8,111

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