Windows shortcuts

CPL system shortcuts

CPL system shortcuts
ShortcutDescription
access.cplAccessibility controls
appwiz.cplAdd/remove programs
desk.cplScreen settings
hdwwiz.cplAdd/remove hardware
inetcpl.cplInternet Explorer settings
intl.cplRegional and international settings
joy.cplGaming settings
main.cplMouse settings
main.cpl,@1Keyboard settings
mmsys.cplSound settings
ncpa.cplNetwork Connections
nusrmgr.cplUser management
powercfg.cplPower management
sysdm.cplSystem Settings
telephon.cplPhone and modem settings
timedate.cplTime and Date settings
CPL system shortcuts

MSC system shortcuts
ShortcutDescription
ciadv.mscIndexing service
compmgmt.mscComputer Management
devmgmt.mscDevice Management
dfrg.mscDisk Defragtmentation Management
diskmgmt.mscDisk Management
gpedit.mscGroup Policy Management
services.mscWindows Services Management
eventvwr.mscEvent Viewer
MSC system shortcuts

Other shortcuts
ShortcutDescription
msinfo32System Information
msconfigSystem Configuration utility
dxdiagDirectX diagnostics
psr.exeProblem Steps Recorder
Other shortcuts

Useful logfiles in Windows

The following tables contains a list of useful log file paths on a Windows client.

Application or servicePathDescription
Internet Explorer 7%windir%\ie7.log
%windir%\ie7_main.log
Only applicable to IE7. Deprecated.
Internet Explorer 8%windir%\ie8.log
%windir%\ie_main.log
Only applicable to IE8. Deprecated.
Internet Explorer 9%windir%\ie9_main.logOnly applicable to IE9. Deprecated.
Windows Update Log%windir%\WindowsUpdate.logOnly applicable to Windows versions up to and including 8.1. Deprecated.
SFC-log / CBS-log%windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log
SECedit-log%windir%\security\logs\scesrv.log
Service Pack logC:\svcpack.log
msinfo32msinfo32 /report %userprofile%\desktop\msinfo32.txtExports the results from msinfo32 to a file and places it on the desktop of the current user.