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Run Control Panel items from the command line

Run Control Panel items from the command line
Run Control Panel items from the command line
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This article provides a summary table of names of all standard Windows 7 Control Panel items, which can come in handy when running these items from the command line or creating shortcuts.



Control Panel


Windows CardSpace

control /name Microsoft.CardSpace

Windows SideShow

control /name Microsoft.WindowsSideShow


control /name Microsoft.AutoPlay

Offline Files

control /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles

Administrative Tools

control /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools

Backup and Restore

control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestore

Biometric Devices

control /name Microsoft.BiometricDevices

Windows Firewall

control /name Microsoft.WindowsFirewall


control /name Microsoft.Recovery

Desktop Gadgets

control /name Microsoft.DesktopGadgets

Date and Time

control /name Microsoft.DateAndTime

Location and Other Sensors

control /name Microsoft.LocationAndOtherSensors

Device Manager

control /name Microsoft.DeviceManager

Credential Manager

control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager


control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup

Windows Defender

control /name Microsoft.WindowsDefender


control /name Microsoft.Sound

Notification Area Icons

control /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons

Game Controllers

control /name Microsoft.GameControllers


control /name Microsoft.Infrared

Fonts Folder

control /name Microsoft.Fonts

Indexing Options

control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions

Folder Options

control /name Microsoft.FolderOptions

Tablet PC Settings

control /name Microsoft.TabletPCSettings

Pen and Touch

control /name Microsoft.PenAndTouch


control /name Microsoft.Personalization

Remote Desktop Connection

control /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections

Get Programs

control /name Microsoft.GetPrograms

Getting Started

control /name Microsoft.GettingStarted

Programms and Features

control /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures

Default Programs

control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms

Speech Recognition

control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition

Default Location

control /name Microsoft.DefaultLocation

Parental Controls

control /name Microsoft.ParentalControls

Taskbar and Start Menu

control /name Microsoft.TaskbarAndStartMenu

Text to Speech

control /name Microsoft.TextToSpeech

iSCSI Initiator Properties

control /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator

Internet Properties

control /name Microsoft.InternetOptions

Keyboard Properties

control /name Microsoft.Keyboard

Mouse Properties

control /name Microsoft.Mouse


control /name Microsoft.System

Scanners and Cameras

control /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras

People Near Me

control /name Microsoft.PeopleNearMe

Performance Information and Tools

control /name Microsoft.PerformanceInformationAndTools

Phone and Modem

control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModem

Color Management

control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement


control /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting

Devices and Printers

control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters

User Accounts

control /name Microsoft.UserAccounts

Windows Mobility Center

control /name Microsoft.MobilityCenter

Windows Update

control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate

Action Center

control /name Microsoft.ActionCenter

Sync Center

control /name Microsoft.SyncCenter

Ease of Access Center

control /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter

Network and Sharing Center

control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter

BitLocker Drive Encryption

control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption

Display (size of text)

control /name Microsoft.Display

Power Options

control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions

Region and Language

control /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage

In case of absence of the required system device, drivers or certain components, the corresponding item of the Control Panel may not start.

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