JSI Tip 5012. Common Windows XP Control Panel Applets

Most Control Panel applets are .cpl files in the System32 folder.

The common applets are:

File name Purpose
Access.cpl Accessibility properties
Appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs properties
Desk.cpl Display properties
Hdwwiz.cpl Add Hardware properties
Inetcpl.cpl Internet properties
Intl.cpl Regional Settings properties
Irprops.cpl Infrared Port properties
(located in C:\Windows\Driver cache\I386\Driver.cab until you install an infrared device)
Joy.cpl Joystick properties
Main.cpl Mouse properties
Mmsys.cpl Multimedia properties
Ncpa.cpl Network Connections properties
Nusrmgr.cpl User Accounts properties
Nwc.cpl Gateway Services for NetWare properties
Odbccp32.cpl Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Data Source Administrator properties
Powercfg.cpl Power Options properties
Sapi.cpl Speech Properties
(located in C:\Program files\Common files\Microsoft Shared\Speech)
Sysdm.cpl System properties
Telephon.cpl Phone and Modem Options properties
Timedate.cpl Time and Date properties

To run an individual applet, see tip 2095.

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