July 13, 2014

Control Panel Files cpls

Knowing your Control Panel Files shortcuts (.cpl) is a life saver.

Granted all you have to know is how to type “control” in your Command Run field and you get the all inclusive Control Panel. But sometimes a certain program is unresponsive. A quick run command and the right cpl (Control Panel Command) and you’re back in business.
Long gone are the days when every computer user needed to remember telnet or dialer; but it’s good to commit to memory a few of these Control Panel Files such as ncpa.cpl devmgmt.msc msconfig regedit or msdt.
Microsoft Description of Control Panel Files indicates these are the most common .cpl files:

Access.cpl Accessibility properties
Appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs properties
Desk.cpl Display properties
FindFast.cpl FindFast (included with Microsoft Office for Windows 95)
Inetcpl.cpl Internet properties
Intl.cpl Regional Settings properties
Joy.cpl Joystick properties
Main.cpl Mouse, Fonts, Keyboard, and Printers properties
Mlcfg32.cpl Microsoft Exchange or Windows Messaging properties
Mmsys.cpl Multimedia properties
Ncpa.cpl Network properties
Odbccp32.cpl Data Sources (32-bit ODBC, included w/ Microsoft Office)
Password.cpl Password properties
Sticpl.cpl Scanners and Cameras properties
Sysdm.cpl System properties and Add New Hardware wizard
Themes.cpl Desktop Themes ——   control desk.cpl,,@themes
TimeDate.cpl Date/Time properties
Wgpocpl.cpl Microsoft Mail Post Office

Accessibility Options          control access.cpl
Add New Hardware               control sysdm.cpl add new hardware
Add/Remove Programs            control appwiz.cpl
Date/Time Properties           control timedate.cpl
Display Properties             control desk.cpl
FindFast                       control findfast.cpl
Fonts Folder                   control fonts
Internet Properties            control inetcpl.cpl
Joystick Properties            control joy.cpl
Keyboard Properties            control main.cpl keyboard
Microsoft Exchange             control mlcfg32.cpl
(or Windows Messaging)
Microsoft Mail Post Office     control wgpocpl.cpl
Modem Properties               control modem.cpl
Mouse Properties               control main.cpl
Multimedia Properties          control mmsys.cpl
Network Properties             control netcpl.cpl
NOTE: In Windows NT 4.0, Network
properties is Ncpa.cpl, not Netcpl.cpl
Password Properties            control password.cpl
PC Card                        control main.cpl pc card (PCMCIA)
Power Management (Windows 95)  control main.cpl power
Power Management (Windows 98)  control powercfg.cpl
Printers Folder                control printers
Regional Settings              control intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras           control sticpl.cpl
Sound Properties               control mmsys.cpl sounds
System Properties              control sysdm.cpl

Access.cpl     Accessibility properties
Appwiz.cpl     Add/Remove Programs properties
Desk.cpl       Display properties
FindFast.cpl   FindFast (included with Microsoft Office for Windows 95)
Inetcpl.cpl    Internet properties
Intl.cpl       Regional Settings properties
Joy.cpl        Joystick properties
Main.cpl       Mouse, Fonts, Keyboard, and Printers properties
Mlcfg32.cpl    Microsoft Exchange or Windows Messaging properties
Mmsys.cpl      Multimedia properties
Modem.cpl      Modem properties
Netcpl.cpl     Network properties
Odbccp32.cpl   Data Sources (32-bit ODBC, included w/ Microsoft Office)
Password.cpl   Password properties
Sticpl.cpl     Scanners and Cameras properties
Sysdm.cpl      System properties and Add New Hardware wizard
Themes.cpl     Desktop Themes
TimeDate.cpl   Date/Time properties
Wgpocpl.cpl    Microsoft Mail Post Office

Click here to download a longer list of Control Panel Files