NirCmd

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.75
  • Total Downloads:
    17,439
  • Date Added:
    August 12, 2013
  • File Size:
    117.74KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    95
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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The command line doesn't get a lot of love among Windows users, maybe because those users knowledgeable (or old) enough to be familiar with it aren't especially impressed; it's like asking how they feel about their washing machine (or, if they used Cloud-based resources, their laundromat). But the command-line option lets you do some pretty neat things very quickly in Windows with just a few keystrokes.

NirSoft's NirCmd is a compact command-line utility that simplifies a wide range of tasks like opening your CD tray, connecting to a network, or anything you can think of that can be specified as a Windows command, with many commands provided. Though it's completely portable and runs from any folder or directory, you can copy it to the Windows Directory to make it even easier to use. We tried it in 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

It's been a while since we've seen many tools as small and simple as NirCmd, but the program's entire download, including compiled Help file, is just over 100KB. The program's installer includes a button that lets you copy NirCmd to the Directory. We pressed this but received an error message asking if we wanted to run the program again as an Administrator. We did, and it did the trick; so try running NirCmd as an Administrator from the get-go.

NirCmd doesn't have a user interface, but its Help file not only describes how to use it but also provides an extensive list of commands, such as the aforementioned CD tray door command, nircmd.exe cdrom open g:, where "g" is our system's CD-ROM. We opened a command prompt, typed in this command, and our CD tray popped open. Success.

NirCmd has commands to turn your monitor on and off; turn the volume up or down; create desktop shortcuts; hide, minimize, or close IE windows; change your display mode or resolution; and many other functions. It also enables special string sequences and system variables. This simple program's general syntax is totally easy: nircmd.exe [command] [command parameter], with an optional (showerror) parameter, and the documentation lists All Commands to make it easier still.

 
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5 stars

"I can finally set the volume on Windows 7!"

March 17, 2013  |  By fred_66f

 |  Version: NirCmd 2.71

Pros

This program allows me to set the volume on Windows 7 to a reasonable level. Windows 7 is to loud when using USB speakers. You can try to adjust using the Mixer, but the Adobe Flash volume always resets when using Firefox or Google Chrome. You end up with videos that blast you with volume every time. The command I use for low volume is "nircmd.exe setsysvolume 75".

Cons

The low volume setting is lost when you adjust the volume using the Windows volume control. You might want to add an icon to your desktop to get it back.

Summary

To set your volume to a low level, create a batch file in the directory where you put NirCmd called "LowVolume.bat". The volume can be set from 0 to 65535, but anything around 50 or under seems to be the same as zero. The command I use is "nircmd.exe setsysvolume 75". You can then put a shortcut to this batch file in your Startup folder in the Start menu so that it runs every time you boot up.

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5 stars

"Excellent program that I have been using for years."

January 19, 2013  |  By RVDaba

 |  Version: NirCmd 2.71

Pros

Very powerful, easy to use and understand (excluding retard tom.piper). It runs error free daily on many of my customer PCs
-customers love the features I have tuned for their benefit.

Cons

None that I can think of.

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5 stars

"Excellent tool"

June 03, 2012  |  By MicroTest

 |  Version: NirCmd 2.65

Pros

No installation required.Many options available.I often take screenshots or make video screen captures - wanted a tiny tool that can hide my usually "littered" desktop.Created 2 new shortcuts with the following command lines.
First shortcut=> C:\Windows
ircmd.exe win hide class progman
Second shortcut=> C:\Windows
ircmd.exe win show class progman

Cons

An excellent toll doesn't have cons......

Summary

Recommendable program for everyone who doesn't want to have bloated software to execute simple functions.Feel sorry for the guy who gave this nifty program only 1 star because he clearly doesn't understand what this program is capable of and I feel also sorry for the programmer who spent so much time in developing good free software and then only to be thumbed down by - let's say it the nice way - "inexperienced" users.....

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4 stars

"Does what I wanted it to"

June 09, 2011  |  By mvan231

 |  Version: NirCmd 2.55

Pros

able to shut off my monitor on my laptop without a hassle.
Great utility for many people to have

Cons

hard to use if you don't know how to use windows command prompt

Summary

worked great for me and it can work great for you too!

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1 stars

"Does nothing -- literally"

May 28, 2011  |  By tom.piper

 |  Version: NirCmd 2.52

Pros

quick download

Cons

There are two executables. One presents a pop-up: "copy to windows directory" or "OK". OK is the same as close. The other .exe just blinks and goes away.

Summary

But wait; there's help! It's in the form of a .chm (compiled HTML). This opens a window in Firefox that says Navigation canceled. Same result with IE.
Useless.

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4 stars

"WORKS WELL"

March 04, 2010  |  By RON ANTINORA

 |  Version: NirCmd 2.40

Pros

WORKS WELL

Cons

NONE AQSD OF YETY

Summary

WORKS WELL

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4 stars

"Rare function capability. Works well so far."

April 02, 2009  |  By danindenver

 |  Version: NirCmd 2.25

Pros

Lots of opttions. I've tried only two functions, so far, but it worked perfectly. It has many potential uses. I'm now able to turn my monitor off from my keyboard (with a bat file). I plan to use the shutdown feature, also.

Cons

McAwfulee flagged this as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), but I was able to restore it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.75
Version 2.75 has added etitle option to the find parameter of win command.
General
Publisher NirSoft Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.nirsoft.net
Release Date August 10, 2013
Date Added August 12, 2013
Version 2.75
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 95
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 117.74KB
File Name nircmd.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,439
Downloads Last Week 95
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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