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Do you want to see a list with your installed applications? So can

The first thing is to press the keyboard shortcut “Windows + I”, with which we will access the “Settings” menu. Then click on the “Applications” section and then on “Applications and features”. On the next screen a list will appear with all the programs that we have installed on the computer, along with those applications that came pre-installed corresponding to the Windows Store.

Using the registry and PowerShell

PowerShell is a task management program that is built into modern versions of Windows. From here it is possible to access and manage each part of the operating system through a command line. In this way we can list all the installed programs along with all the available information, such as their installation date, version, etc. In addition, we can save it directly as a text file.

To do this we must use the Start menu search engine, write PowerShell and once it appears, click on Execute as an administrator. As it is likely that our computer has a policy enabled to prevent us from executing scripts, we must change it, for which we execute the following command.

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Press the O key to select Yes to all. Later I enter the following command to display a list of my installed applications and press Enter to execute it:

Get-ItemProperty HKLM:/Software/Wow6432Node/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Uninstall/* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table –AutoSize

PowerShell list of installed applications

Next, a list of the programs installed on our PC will be displayed, along with their version number, publisher and date of installation. If we want to save the list, just click and drag to highlight the list. Then we press Ctrl + C to copy it to the clipboard, and then paste it into Notepad to save the list.

List them from the Command Prompt

Another option available to list my installed apps and programs on my PC is to use the command line Command Prompt tool. To do this, we must run it by typing cmd in the Start menu search box and click on Run as administrator.

Once the Command Prompt window appears, we write wmic and press Enter. This will change the direct to wmic:root/cli.

Subsequently, we write the following command as shown in the image and press Enter:

/output:C:/InstalledPrograms.txt product get name, version

List of applications with Command Prompt

Once this is done and depending on the number of programs and applications that we have installed, the list may take a few seconds to create. Once the full list is displayed, you will return to the prompt wmic:root/cli.

Finally, we open the file InstalledProgramsList.txt in our text editor, like Notepad or Notepad++. Here, both the name and the version of each program will be listed in table format.

Show list of apps in Notepad++

Use third-party apps

Along with the tools installed natively in Windows, I can also make use of certain third-party applications with which I can see my installed applications and programs.

UninstallView

It is a program developed by NiSoft, specially dedicated to help us uninstall programs. But we can also use it to generate a list of all installed programs and applications. It is a portable software so it does not require any type of installation. We just have to download it from the developer’s website and open the executable.

Show list of installed apps with UninstallView

This brings up the program’s interface showing a list of my installed applications. From the Options menu we will have the possibility to alternate the appearance of the Windows programs in case we want to include them. If we click on the View tab, it shows us a list of options, where we click on “HTML Report – All Items” to see the list exported in HTML format and open directly from the browser. By pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + S, we can save it elsewhere as a text file.

Geek Uninstaller

We are talking about a free and portable program mainly designed to completely uninstall all unused programs, even by force, if necessary. In the same way I can use it to see a list of my installed applications from its main menu. To do this, what we must do first is download Geek Uninstaller for free on our hard drive.

Once we open it, its interface appears in Spanish, which is responsible for generating and saving a list of installed programs. Now, to save a list in an HTML file, just press the key combination Ctrl + S. This will open a File Explorer window where you can save the generated HTML file. We enter the path where we want it to be saved, give it a name and click Save.

Geek Uninstaller

This HTML file automatically opens in our default browser once we save it. The list includes the name and size of each program along with its installation date.

Belarc Advisor

It is a tool that for years became essential in PC repair shops. Through it I can generate a breakdown of all my installed applications, hardware, configuration and system updates. With this software we can make all the information visible in a formatted HTML file that we can export anywhere. We can download it from its official website.

Show list of applications with Belarc Advisor

Once downloaded and installed, Belarc Advisor will begin to audit all the content of the PC, so it may take a few minutes to appear. Once finished, our default web browser will open. To see a list of installed software, click on the Softwares Versions and Usage section that we can see in its side menu. In case we want to export it, the file is available at the following address.

C:/Program Files (x86)/Belarc/BelarcAdvisor/System/tmp

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