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    Favorite 32 Windows xp hidden apps


    To run any of these apps go to Start > Run and type the executable name (ie charmap).


    1) Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)

    2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe

    3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard)

    4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)

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

    6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)

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

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

    9) Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).

    10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases)

    11) Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).

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

    13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell).

    14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).

    15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the Windows Registry).

    16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).

    17) File siganture verification tool = sigverif.exe

    18) Volume Contro = sndvol32.exe (I've included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).

    19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ).

    20) Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database - use with care, it's virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I'm not sure of the full implications).

    21) Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet.exe

    22) 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).

    23) Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).

    24) System configuration = msconfig.exe (can use to control starup programs)

    25) gpedit.msc used to manage group policies, and permissions

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    Re: Windows xp hidden apps

    wonderful post.. but some programs are not there in win 7..............

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    Blog 32 Windows xp hidden apps


    This is really nice information and i am adding some more applications of windows:

    1.File signature verification tool = sigverif.exe
    2.Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).
    3.Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).


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