Task Manager is a helpful tool which displays information about the performance of your computer and the programs and processes that are running on your computer. By default, the Task Manager does not list the complete path and the command-line arguments for the running processes. This article tells you how to enable those two options.

Task Manager columns

Launch Task Manager (taskmgr.exe). From the View menu, click Select Columns… Scroll down the listing, select the following options and click OK.

  • Image Path Name
  • Command Line

(Fig 1: Task Manager showing Image Path Name and Command Line)

Note: The options Image Path Name and Command Line are not available in Windows 2000 and Windows XP versions of Task Manager. In Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems, you need Process Explorer or any other process viewer to list the path name and command line of a running process. You’d also like to read my earlier article titled What’s the suspicious Rundll32.exe process? which was originally written for Windows XP.

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One Comment

  1. said this on Thursday, August 19th 2010 12:56 pm

    Helpfull and usable information.
    Thank you.

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