Windows XP hidden apps:
- Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)
Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
- Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of window$ clipboard)
- Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
- DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)
- Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)
- IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)
- Micro$oft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented).
- window$ Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).
- ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases)
- Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).
- 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 )
- Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy window$ 3.x desktop shell).
- Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).
- Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the window$ Registry).
- Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).
- File siganture verification tool = sigverif.exe
- Cool Volume Control = sndvol32.exe (I’ve included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).
- System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ).
- 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).
- Micro$oft Telnet Client = telnet.exe
- Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented).
- window$ for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).
- System configuration = msconfig.exe (can use to control starup programs)
- gpedit.msc used to manage group policies, and permissions..!