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Old 11-23-2006, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Faster Access to XP system tools

What do you do if you want to access one of the administrative programs in Windows XP ? You click through various menus most of the time to reach the destination. If you wanted to reach the Device Manager you would have to click on Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware Tab and then the Device Manager.

The following method might be useful for experienced users who like to access those programs faster. I’m going to list the filenames of many system tools. All you would have to do is to hit Windows + R and type the name of the file to open it. This might be faster on some occasions. By knowing the names you could also create some shortcuts on your desktop if you need one or more of those programs on a daily basis.

Backup or Restore Wizard - ntbackup.exe
Clean up Drive - cleanmgr.exe
Command Line - cmd.exe
Computer Management - compmgmt.msc
Create a shared folder - shrpubw.exe
Device Manager - devmgmt.msc
Disk Defragmenter - dfrg.msc
Disk Management - diskmgmt.msc
Event Viewer - eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification - sigverif.exe
Group Policy - gpedit.msc
Local Security Settings - secpol.msc
Memory Usage - mem
Performance - perfmon.msc
Securing the Windows XP Account Database - syskey.exe
Services - services.msc
Shared Folders - fsmgmt.msc
System Configuration Editor - sysedit
System Configuration Utility - msconfig.exe
User Accounts - lusrmgr.msc
Windows Management Infrastructure - wmimgmt.msc
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