2 Aug 2012

Some useful Windows inbuild Utilities


For How many years you're using Windows.? or Should I ask first that Are you really a windows user ?
If YES, then about how many utilities you're familiar with.? Notepad, Wordpad, Mspaint, calculator Thats it.?
Well these are few utilities which are frequently used by many regular Windows user. But if we look out of the Box then we find that Windows actually loaded with lots of utilities which are apparently hidden and seldom accessed by a normal user.
Here I'm sharing a list of few hidden but very useful utilities. To try any of these utility
simply open run box > type the apps executable name (like notepad) and hit Enter.

Private character editor (eudcedit.exe) - Allows creation or modification of characters.

Syskey: It Secures XP Account database, use with care, it's virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords.

Network shared folder wizard (shrpubw.exe) - Creates shared folders on network.

Registry Editor (regedit.exe) – For making custom changes or hacking the Windows Registry.

System Monitor (perfmon.exe) - Very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for budding geeks only.

ODBC Data Source Administrator (odbcad32.exe) – Database connection utility for support with external servers,create ODBC data sources,to administer remote databases or for supporting the ODBC database utility in Visual basic language.

Microsoft Synchronization Manager (mobsync.exe) - Appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented.

IExpress Wizard (iexpress.exe) - Create self-extracting / self-installing package.

DirectX diagnosis (dxdiag.exe) - Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards.

Character Map (charmap.exe) - Very useful for finding unusual characters.

Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) – The usual Disc cleanup.

System configuration (msconfig.exe) - Can use to control startup programs,make changes to startup of XP. (good for hackers :P )

Driver Verifier Manager (verifier.exe) - Seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented.

Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) - Used to manage group policies, and permissions.Its an Administrator only tool.

Stay tuned.
Keep Learning.Keep Rocking :)

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