How to run Control Panel tools by typing a command

by Chris Hall/December 1, 2016

To run a Control Panel tool in Windows, type the appropriate command in the Open box or at a command prompt.

NOTE: If you want to run a command from a command prompt, you must do so from the Windows folder. Also, note that your computer may not have all of the tools listed in this article, as your Windows installation may not include all of these components.


Accessibility Options       
Add New Hardware     
Add/Remove Programs
Date/Time Properties
Display Properties
Fonts Folder  
Internet Properties   
Joystick Properties   
Keyboard Properties  
Microsoft Exchange  
Microsoft Mail Post Office    
Modem Properties     
Mouse Properties    
Multimedia Properties  
Network Properties     
Password Properties    
PC Card          
Printers Folder   
Regional Settings   
Scanners and Cameras
Sound Properties  
System Properties   
control access.cpl
control sysdm.cpl
control appwiz.cpl
control timedate.cpl
control desk.cpl
control findfast.cpl
control fonts
control inetcpl.cpl
control joy.cpl
control main.cpl keyboard
control mlcfg32.cpl
control wgpocpl.cpl
control modem.cpl
control main.cpl
control mmsys.cpl
control netcpl.cpl
control password.cpl
control main.cpl pc card (PCMCIA)
control printers
control intl.cpl
control sticpl.cpl
control mmsys.cpl sounds
control sysdm.cpl

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