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    Useful system apps

    I'm using a lot of Windows apps, sysedit, msconfig etc. and I want to put the useful Windows apps on my start menu. Is there anywhere I can find a list of what the apps under WindowsSystem are so that I can safely try them out?

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    Re: Useful system apps

    The ones that you would normally use should already be on your start menu under Start/Accessories/System Tools. (I'm not positive, as I've modified mine.) If you use the Office shortcut bar, I believe you can load the System Tools toolbar, which will have what you need. There are many exe files within Windows/System that you would not run manually.

    You can also start them by going to Start/Run & typing the first few letters & autocomplete will finish the word. This works quickly for regedit, msconfig, sysedit, & several others. In addition to the ones you mention, I'll tell you what I have in my SystemTools start menu (that are in Windows/System):

    DirectX Diagnostic.lnk
    Disk Cleanup.lnk
    Disk Defragmenter.lnk
    Drive Converter (FAT32).lnk
    DriveSpace.lnk
    Maintenance Wizard.lnk
    RegClean.lnk
    RegEdit+.lnk
    Resource Meter.lnk
    ScanDisk.lnk
    System Information.lnk
    System Monitor.lnk
    SytemFileChecker.lnk

    Having said that, there are a lot that you won't really use. Why don't you just create a SystemTools submenu under Start/Programs & put links to applications as you use them.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Useful system apps

    You've described what I'm currently doing - great minds think alike. I was using Run and typing sfc to runs these 'additional' apps, but I kept forgeting the names. So I created a Start menu item 'Other System Tools' and added shortcuts to msconfig, sfc, sysedit. But I know there are more System apps that don't appear in the System Tools menu by default. (I don't have the Office toolbar available unfortunately).

    Do you know how to print a list of files from the Find app? There is an option to Select All.. but you can't then Copy them?! If I do this then I can post the list of apps that I have in WindowsSystem.

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    Re: Useful system apps

    There are Directory printer utilities (you can search on the software forum). On my system, on the File menu of Find/Files & Folders, there is an option called Quick Print. I'm not sure if Win98 came that way or it was added later.

    However, don't bother posting a list of every EXE file in your system folder. There are 121 EXE files in my system folder. The vast, vast majority are called automatically when needed & are not designed to be run manually. I can't imagine anyone would want to go through your list & try to figure out what each one will do. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    Cheers,

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