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DATE

DATE

Display or change the date.

 
DEFRAG

DEFRAG

Defragment hard drive.

 
DEL

DEL

Delete one or more files.

 
DELPROF

DELPROF (XP/2003 Server Resource Kit - download)

Delete windows user profiles.

Does not work with Windows 7 or later.
In the Windows 7 GUI right-click My Computer | Properties | Advanced | User Profiles | account | Delete

 
DELTREE

DELTREE - Windows 95 Command

DELTREE

Previous versions of Windows had the DELTREE command that deletes all files and sub folders.

 

DevCon

DEVCON.exe (Download via Windows Driver Kit)

Device Manager

 
DIR

DIR

Display a list of files and subfolders

 
DIRUSE

DIRUSE (2K Resource Kit / XP Support Tools)

Display disk usage.

 
DISKPART

DiskPart

Disk Administration, Partition a disk. This page documents the Windows 7/8/2008/2012 R2 version of Diskpart.

 
DISKSHADOW

DISKSHADOW (Windows 2008 )

Volume Shadow Copy Service. By default, DiskShadow uses an interactive command interpreter similar to that of DiskRAID or DiskPart. DiskShadow also includes a scriptable mode.

 
DISKUSE

DISKUSE (2003 Resource Kit)

Display disk usage.

 
DOSKEY

DOSKEY.exe

Recall and edit commands at the DOS prompt, and create macros. You cannot run a Doskey macro from a batch file.

 
DriverQuery

DriverQuery.exe

Display a list of all installed device drivers and their properties.

 
DSACLs

DSACLS.exe (installable option either via RSAT /AD DS or adminpack.msi)

View or Edit ACLs (access control entries) for objects in Active Directory.

 
DSAdd

DSADD.exe (installable option either via RSAT /AD DS or adminpack.msi)

Add active directory object.