For Windows NT and later versions of Windows, if you need to start control panel applications or folders from the command line you can obtain a command prompt and then type "control" followed by the application or folder name, e.g. "control admintools" to open the Administrative Tools folder in the Control Panel. Or, if you wish to change the theme, screen saver, appearance settings, or other desktop settings, type "control desktop". You can also just type "control" to open the control panel. Other control commands can be found at How to Open Control Panel Folders from the Command Prompt.