Recently, we updated our guide on run commands to open Windows applications. If you don’t want to use the list (or commit it to memory), I’ve put together a zip file with useful Windows shortcuts. You can add one or all of these to your desktop for easy access:

Shortcuts included in this pack:

  • About Windows
  • Action Center*
  • Command Prompt
  • Computer Management
  • Event Viewer
  • Internet Options
  • Display IP Configuration
  • Performance Monitor
  • Add/Remove Programs
  • Remote Assistance
  • Resource Monitor*
  • System Information
  • System Properties
  • System Restore
  • Task Manager
  • User Account Control Settings*
  • Windows Guides
  • Windows Troubleshooting*
*Not available in Windows Vista (some icons will not display correctly in Vista because they do not exist)

Note: When you first open each link, you may see a warning about opening files downloaded online. You may un-check Always ask before opening this file so you are not prompted each time.

Download Windows Shortcuts

Download Windows Shortcuts

Download Windows Shortcuts (13.3 KiB)


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3 thoughts on “Download Shortcuts to Useful Windows Applications”

  1. Guest says:

    Getting Error zip file is invalid or corrupt when trying to Open the Windows Shortcuts zip file.  Link indicates it is 13.3 Kb but only 12 Kb gets downloaded and file can’t be opened.

    1. Rich says:

      Please try ether a different browser or downloading the file a second time. It’s likely the file got corrupted in transmission.

    2. Uvais says:

      Link is working Fine . Please Try again With Other Browser . 

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