May 8th, 2004, 20:31 PM
Window$ XP HIDDEN
To run any of these apps go to Start > Run and type the executable name (ie charmap).
Window$ XP HIDDEN APPS:
1) Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)
2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of window$ clipboard)
4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
5) DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)
6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)
7) IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)
Micro$oft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented).
9) window$ Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).
10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases)
11) Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).
12) System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only )
13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy window$ 3.x desktop shell).
14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).
15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the window$ Registry).
16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).
17) File siganture verification tool = sigverif.exe
1 Volume Control = sndvol32.exe (I've included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).
19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ).
20) Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database - use with care, it's virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I'm not sure of the full implications).
21) Micro$oft Telnet Client = telnet.exe
22) Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented).
23) window$ for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).
24) System configuration = msconfig.exe (can use to control starup programs)
25) gpedit.msc used to manage group policies, and permissions..!
Greetz. . .
May 9th, 2004, 05:47 AM
great tips there jackpot.
May 9th, 2004, 06:36 AM
The Beast Master
I agree with BB...kudos dood!!
Originally Posted by Big Booger
May 10th, 2004, 15:49 PM
absolutly man... nice writeup
May 10th, 2004, 18:34 PM
Succeded in braking Windo
OK, I will add some more. Some are easy, but it is nice to have it for newbies
26) Command Prompt = cmd (open a DOS like Window. In 9X is command)
Every component on the Administrative tools have one. (They don't need the extension. Either with the msc or without it it works)
27) Services = services.msc (open the Services view of MMC)
28) Component Services = comexp.msc
29) Computer Management = compmgmt.msc (Good one to have since it include all admin tools. You can also access it by right clicking my computer and selecting Manage)
30) Event Viewer = \eventvwr.msc
31) Local Security Policy = secpol.msc
32) Empty Console = mmc (you can add any snap in, and customize it to display the information that you want/need)
33) Windows Explorer = explorer (or Windows key + E)
34) Internet Explorer = iexplore
35)Task Manager = taskmgr
36) MS Word = Winword
37)MS Excel = Excel (This are not case sensitive)
There are probably a lot more. Programs are usually registered in sucha a way that can be accesed using run command.
I know some of them are not hidden, but it might take a while to fin out
Usefull post Jackpot
May 10th, 2004, 23:00 PM
all bets are off...
Dont forget lusrmgr.msc (Local User Manager)
May 11th, 2004, 00:05 AM
just made this a sticky
please add more here if you find them
May 11th, 2004, 01:08 AM
The one I use everyday is Conf=netmeeting.
February 20th, 2005, 19:34 PM
I often use this command: Start -> Run -> '.' (just a dot, without ' ')
Explorer will be automatically open in your home directory:
"C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%"
February 20th, 2005, 23:55 PM
very handy tips
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February 22nd, 2005, 20:57 PM
all bets are off...
I like that one. Very nice.
Originally Posted by carloc