Windows 8.1 - Create a desktop shortcut to the Action Center

September 2016

The Action Center regroups all the security features/tools of Windows 8.1, such as:
  • Recovery tools - System Restore
  • Security tools - Firewall, UAC
  • Maintenance tools - Drive Status, File History, Automatic tools

To create a desktop shortcut to the Action Center of Windows 8.1, follow the below procedure:
  • Do a right Click on your Desktop
  • Select >New > Shortcut
  • In the field "Type the location of the item" , enter the following:
  • rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL wscui.cpl
  • Click on Next.
  • Give a name to your shortcut and validate with the OK button.

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