Using MpCmdRun.exe to Update Windows Defender and Run a Quick Scan in One Go

The Windows Defender command-line utility MpCmdRun.exe is prominently used for scheduling scans and updating the signature or definition files. The MpCmdRun.exe command usage info can be obtained by running MpCmdRun.exe with "/?" or without any parameter. However it doesn’t mention a useful switch that updates Windows Defender signatures and runs a Quick Scan at once. And this switch is not documented anywhere thus far.Read more

File Association Fixes for Windows 8

Some file association settings got mangled in your system? This page contains the default file association settings (in .REG files) for some common file types. These fixes are applicable for Windows® 8 systems only.Read more

How to Find the Current Wallpaper File Name and Path in Windows 8 and 10

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Finding the currently displayed wallpaper file name or path is not a straight forward task in Windows, especially if you have desktop slideshow enabled. This is because Windows copies the source image to a different location and renames it as TranscodedWallpaper.JPG, and marks the reference in the registry. This post tells you how to find the current wallpaper file name and path in Windows 8 and higher.Read more