New CMD Commands You Must Check Out

The Windows Command Prompt tool and a large number of its instructions may initially seem tedious or even pointless. However, as anyone who has ever used the Command Prompt constantly can attest, there is a lot to explore! So, before we tell you about some of the best CMD prompts, let’s just first see what it is.

What is CMD?

Referred to as CMD, Command is a command-line interpreter for Windows operating systems. The “MS-DOS Prompt” is equivalent to which we use in DOS and Windows 9x computers. Moreover, it is comparable to Unix Shells used on systems that resemble Unix. So, in short, the user has the option to carry out activities using commands using the command prompt. It’s a native Windows application.

How do I access CMD?

No matter what version you are running, follow the steps below to reach the command prompt. Using Run Window is one of the quickest ways to get to the command prompt. First, you’ll have to press the Windows key and R on your keyboard to launch the run window. As a result, you’ll open the Run Window application. Then, type cmd in it and click on Enter.

The command prompt window will open as soon as you click “OK.” Type cmd into the taskbar’s search bar, then right-click on it to launch the command prompt in administrator mode. Doing this will start the command prompt in administrator mode once you select the option to “Run as administration” and click “OK.”

List Of 100 Best CMD Commands

Now that you know how to access the command prompt, it’s time to learn about some of the best CMD Prompts. The list consists of 100 interesting prompts unlike many of the mundane-sounding Command Prompt. For example, telnet, tree, or robocopy—okay, robocopy sounds totally interesting.

  1. Enter iexplore for Internet Explorer
  2. Type in inetcpl.cpl to find Internet Properties
  3. Enter “inetwiz” to find the Internet Setup Wizard
  4. Type control keyboard into the Keyboard Properties box
  5. Enter secpol.msc for the Local Security Settings box
  6. Type in lusrmgr.msc for Local Users and Groups
  7. Enter logoff for Log Off
  8. Type inmrt for the Malicious Software Removal Utility 
  9. inmsaccess for Microsoft Access
  10. Enter “excel” to access Microsoft Excel
  11. Type in frontpg to access Microsoft Frontpage
  12. Enter moviemk to access Microsoft Movie Maker
  13. mspaint for Microsoft Paint 
  14. powerpnt for Microsoft Powerpoint
  15. winword for Microsoft Word
  16. Access.cpl is the CMD Command for Accessibility Controls
  17. The CMD Command for Accessibility Wizard is accwiz
  18. Type CMD Command cpl to launch the Add Hardware Wizard
  19. appwiz.cpl for Add/Remove Programs
  20. Type control admintools for administrative tools 
  21. wuaucpl.cpl for automatic updates
  22. Type “calc” for the calculator 
  23. certmgr.msc for the certificate manager
  24. Type in charmap for Character Map 
  25. chkdsk for Check Disk Utility
  26. CMD to open a Command Prompt window
  27. Type in dcomcnfg for component services 
  28. compmgmt.msc for computer management.
  29. Type control to search for Control Panel
  30. Enter timedate.cpl to access Date and Time Properties
  31. Enter “ddeshare” for DDE Shares
  32. devmgmt.msc to access Device Manager
  33. Type in “dxdiag” to get Direct X Diagnostic
  34. cleanmgr for Disk Cleanup
  35. Type in msc for Disk Defragmenter
  36. diskmgmt.msc for disk management
  37. Type diskpart to access Disk Partition Manager
  38. Type desk.cpl for Display Properties field
  39. Enter verifier for the Driver Verification Utility
  40. eventvwr.msc for Event Viewer
  41. Enter migwiz to access the Files and Settings Transfer Utility (Migration Wizard)
  42. Type in sigverif for File Signature Verification
  43. To use Firefox (if installed) enter firefox
  44. Type control folders for Folder Options
  45. Enter control fonts for Fonts 
  46. typefaces used for font folder
  47. For game controllers enter joy.cpl
  48. Enter gpedit.msc to launch the Group Policy Editor
  49. Type helpctr for support and assistance
  50. hypertrm for Hyperterminal assistance
  51. Enter icwconn1 for the Internet Connection Wizard
  52. msconfig to access the System Configuration Utility
  53. Enter sfc /scannow for System File Checker
  54. Type in sfc /scanonce for System File Checker (Scan on Next Boot)
  55. Enter sfc /scanboot for System File Checker (Scan on Every Boot)
  56. Type sfc /revert to access System File Checker (Revert scan settings to default)
  57. Type sfc /purgecache to launch System File Checker (Purge Cache File)
  58. Enter sfc /cachesize=x to launch System File Checker (Set cache size to x)
  59. Enter msinfo32 for System Information
  60. sysdm.cpl to get System Properties
  61. Type “taskmgr” to access Task Manager
  62. “telnet” to access Telnet
  63. Enter nusrmgr.cpl to manage user accounts.
  64. Type “utilman” to access Utility Manager
  65. Enter “explorer” to open Windows Explorer
  66. Type firewall.cpl to access Windows Firewall
  67. Type “magnify” to access Windows’ magnifier
  68. Enter wmimgmt.msc to access Windows Management Infrastructure
  69. Enter wmplayer to launch Windows Media Player
  70. To access Windows Messenger, enter msmsgs
  71. Type “syskey” to access the Windows System Security Tool
  72. This is one of the simplest CMD instructions for wordpad – type in write
  73. Type “mobsync” to access the Microsoft Synchronization Tool
  74. Write control mouse, main.cpl for Mouse Properties
  75. Enter control netconnections and ncpa.cpl for Network Connections.
  76. netsetup.cpl to launch the Network Setup Wizard
  77. Type notepad for Notepad
  78. One of the simplest CMD commands to remember is to type “osk” for On-Screen Keyboard
  79. Enter msimn for Outlook Express
  80. For Password Properties, type in password.cpl
  81. Type telephon.cpl for Phone and Modem Options 
  82. perfmon.cpl for Performance Monitor
  83. Type “dialer” for “phone dialer” 
  84. “powercfg.cpl” for power configuration
  85. “control printers” for printers and faxes
  86. Type “printers” to find the Printers Folder
  87. Enter intl.cpl under Regional Settings
  88. regedit and regedit32 to open the Registry Editor
  89. Type mstsc for Remote Desktop
  90. ntmsmgr.msc for Removable Storage for Remote Desktop
  91. Enter mtmsoprq.msc for Removable Storage Operator Requests
  92. Enter sticpl.cpl for scanners and cameras
  93. Type control schedtasks for scheduled tasks
  94. wscui.cpl for security center
  95. services.msc for services
  96. Enter fsmgmt.msc to search for Shared Folders
  97. Type shutdown for finding shut down option
  98. To access Sound and Audio, enter mmsys.cpl
  99. Type cliconfig for the SQL Client Configuration
  100. “sysedit” for the System Configuration Editor


Anyone can use the aforesaid commands by searching for them in the Windows search menu. We hope you found this article helpful. Besides, for those who enjoy entertainment, check out our article on Tunemovie.